At first, Mark Fayne was an important signing for the Edmonton Oilers. At the time, all the arrows pointed to Fayne being an elite shutdown defenseman coming to the Oilers organization at a reasonable cap-hit. Previously for New Jersey Fayne was, along with Andy Greene, one half of one of the most analytically strong D-pairings in the entire NHL.

Looking at the stats, for the two seasons before Fayne became an Oiler, adjusting for Zone starts and score effects, the Fayne/Greene pairing posted a Corsi For percentage (CF%) of 59.5! When separated, Fayne looked slighty more human, yet still no slouch with a CF% of 54.2.

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