We're back here at Hockey Outsiders, with some updated information for our forthcoming defensive statistic:
The value is going to be "Shots Allowed." This isn't as easy as taking the team shots allowed and dividing by six of course, but requires calculating a good deal of information about each player based on +/-, power play performance, shots blocked, and the save percentage of the goalie behind him.
Right now, we're still crunching a pile of numbers, but the result should be in soon. I'm just hoping this isn't too biased against offensive defensemen.