|(5/13/16) Per Tom Mitsos of MLive.com, Tatar struggled on the power play in 2015-16, having experienced a significant drop in individual Corsi, an advanced hockey statistic that factors in a sum of shots plus shot attempts that were either blocked or missed the net.|
Tatar's offensive numbers dipped across the board. For one, his individual Corsi per 60 minutes of play took a nose dive from 25.38 in 2014-15 to 13.28 this past season. He also had two less goals on the man advantage in the regular season, finishing with seven. Detroit is making sweeping changes behind the bench to better support coach Jeff Blashill, who'll embark on his second season with the Wings in 2016-17. One of the team's goals is to improve a power-play unit that produced just one goal in 25 power-play chances during the conference quarterfinals against the Lightning, contributing heavily to a quick departure from the playoffs. Better coaching could set up Tatar for a bounce-back year, so keep him in mind as a potential sleeper in fantasy drafts.