Since first 20 games, which teams have improved/deteriorated at puck possession?

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To come up with the following table, I simply took the score-adjusted Fenwick for all 30 NHL teams in their last 20 games then subtracted the score-adjusted Fenwick from their first 20 games, after which I adjusted my glasses and re-read The Hobbit.

TEAM Diff
1 L.A 6.8
2 OTT 4.4
3 WPG 3.6
4 PHI 3.5
5 NYR 3.2
6 FLA 3.0
7 DET 2.2
8 T.B 2.2
9 DAL 1.9
10 NYI 1.9
11 ARI 1.7
12 BUF 1.6
13 CAR 0.5
14 ANA 0.2
15 MTL 0.0
16 CGY -0.1
17 STL -0.8
18 BOS -0.9
19 S.J -0.9
20 VAN -1.1
21 COL -1.6
22 NSH -2.0
23 N.J -2.2
24 PIT -2.3
25 WSH -2.5
26 CBJ -3.3
27 TOR -3.5
28 EDM -3.8
29 CHI -4.2
30 MIN -7.6

Notes:

— Maybe a bit of a surprise to see the Kings in the top spot, given they’ve won just eight of their last 20. But when you consider the sub-par goaltending they’ve been receiving, it starts to make some sense.

— No surprise whatsoever to see the Wild at the bottom. They were playing good possession hockey to start the season, only to be let down by their goaltenders. But nobody — goalies, forwards, defensemen — has been playing good hockey of late.

— Don’t worry, Blackhawks fans. Your team has still been very good at puck possession. It was just unbelievably good over the first 20 games.

— If you’re not yet paying attention to the Winnipeg Jets, it’s time to start. These guys are for real.

— Maybe Paul MacLean was part of the problem?