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Team By Team Generated Chances

Extending our review yesterday of the top players in the league at generating offensive chances through forced turnovers (Hits & Takeaways), let's take a look at the team-by-team numbers:
Team Hits Takeaways Total
Montreal Canadiens 69 144 213
Ottawa Senators 99 100 199
Carolina Hurricanes 95 90 185
New York Islanders 98 81 179
Dallas Stars 94 82 176
Washington Capitals 75 88 163
Toronto Maple Leafs 97 60 157
New York Rangers 92 65 157
Edmonton Oilers 60 96 156
Florida Panthers 90 65 155
Atlanta Thrashers 73 73 146
New Jersey Devils 59 83 142
Buffalo Sabres 63 77 140
Anaheim Ducks 70 68 138
Los Angeles Kings 74 64 138
Philadelphia Flyers 60 74 134
Minnesota Wild 58 72 130
Detroit Red Wings 64 66 130
Columbus Blue Jackets 64 58 122
Vancouver Canucks 64 55 119
Nashville Predators 50 68 118
San Jose Sharks 78 39 117
St. Louis Blues 52 64 116
Phoenix Coyotes 67 49 116
Boston Bruins 61 53 114
Calgary Flames 47 61 108
Tampa Bay Lightning 35 72 107
Colorado Avalanche 27 77 104
Pittsburgh Penguins 61 39 100
Chicago Blackhawks 49 40 89

Comparing to last year's figures, we see a few interesting items. Most of the top teams from last year remain at the top of this list (Montreal, Ottawa, the Islanders, etc.) and the same holds true at the bottom as well (Pittsburgh, Chicago, Tampa Bay). The most extreme moves upwards have been made by Florida (28th to 10th), Carolina (20th to 3rd), and Buffalo (26th to 13th). Those teams plummeting downwards include Calgary (5th to 26th), Colorado (8th to 28th), and Philadelphia (6th to 16th).

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