Overall grades include the usual metrics, as well as offensive-output and traditional plus/minus. Each positive or negative event has equal value. A point scored (goal or assist) has a value of 2. A positive plus/minus adds a positive event to the grade, a negative plus/minus rating removes a positive event from the overall grade.
Preseason roster from Canadiens.com available here
Mathieu Darche had the top powerplay grade among forwards still on the Habs roster. Olivier Archambault had the the best powerplay grade among junior-age players, while Brock Trotter actually enjoyed the top grade of any player; including those still on the roster. The lowest grade among forwards with more than 20 events belonged to Brian Willsie.
A players risk/reward rating is a determination of the difference between the average number of "good plays" and "bad plays" a player makes. This rating does not take into account offensive output or traditional plus/minus. The number is broken down to represent the average difference ("good plays" minus "bad plays") for each minute of ice time. The higher the number, the more successful plays a player made. A player creates a high risk/reward rating by completing passes, winning puck-battles, winning races to loose pucks, successfully getting the puck deep into the opposition zone, etc. Any unsuccessful attempts at the previous examples results in a negative event or "bad play".
Scott Gomez had the top powerplay risk/reward. He completed all 5 of his attempts to carry the puck into the offensive-zone, and he was successful with 31 of 39 attempted passes. Olivier Archambault had the top rating among junior-age players. Archambault was successful with 67% of his o-zone pass-attempts, and won 3 puck-races. Alexander Avtsin and Gabriel Dumont had negative risk/rewards while playing on the powerplay. Please keep in mind, they saw little powerplay time.
Tomas Plekanec was successful with 82% of his offensive-zone passes, but 5 of his 7 attempted shots were either blocked, or missed the net. Aaron Palushaj also enjoyed a risk/reward above 2.00. Number 60 was successful with 91% of his pass-attempts, while winning 67% of his o-zone puck-battles.
Of note: Brendan Gallagher had more events-per-minute and a higher risk/reward than Mike Cammalleri.
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