March 23 2012: Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers center Stephen Weiss (right) celebrates on defenseman Jason Garrison (left) on scoring a second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
On Sunday, we went over the GVT for the Panthers over the 2011-12 season. Today we take a look at the Goals Versus Salary of the Panthers. Goals Versus Salary (GVS) is simply GVT with a player's cap hit taken into account. For a more detailed explanation read Robert Vollman's take here, as well as this video from Hockey Prospectus founder Andrew Rothstein.
The Panthers finished with a team total of -40.9 GVS, with only ten players outplaying their cap hit to seventeen underplaying. Huge kudos to the front office for not overpaying on goaltending, as both Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen outplayed their bargain contracts. Clemmer got a huge boost from his Quality Start percentage at 64.0%, which was in the top ten in the NHL (higher than Vezina Candidate Pekka Rinne of Nashville).