Thursday, July 7, 2011

Habs: One Game Scouting Report for Louis Leblanc

Leblanc displays some solid wall-work in offensive-zone

Louis Leblanc was drafted in the first round of the 2009 draft by the Montreal Canadiens. He just completed his first season in the QMJHL. Once he recovers from off-season surgery, Leblanc should be a top-6 forward on the Hamilton Bulldogs this coming season.

He was held off the score sheet during this February 12th 3-2 win over Shawinigan, but displayed impressive puck-skills in both the offensive and defensive-zones. His only significant struggles came in the neutral-zone; where he lost 6 of 8 puck battles.

Overall Grade

Leblanc had an overall grade of 73. His grade was well above average, and was a product of his puck skills. He completed 19 of 24 attempted passes, while completing 100% if his attempts to beat opposition players 1on1 (deaks).


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WINS 80 WINS
BATTLES 109 BATTLES
GRADE 73 GRADE
PLAYER 20


Overall Risk/Reward

Leblanc had an excellent overall risk/reward rating of 2.27. He was solid in both the offensive and defensive-zone. Leblanc's overall risk/reward is among the highest recorded thus far. Among forwards with better ratings, we find only 2011 drafted prospects Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and  William Karlsson.


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MINUTES 22 MINUTES
POS/MIN 3.18 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.91 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 4.09 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 2.27 RISK/REWARD

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Offensive-zone Risk/ Reward

Despite being held off the score sheet, Leblanc had a phenomenal offensive-zone risk/reward rating. He won 65% of his offensive-zone puck-battles, completed 69% of his offensive-zone puck-battles, and was successful with all 9 of his attempts to beat opposing players 1on1 (deaks). Leblanc's o-zone rating was the highest ever recorded for junior-aged forwards.


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MINUTES 22 MINUTES
POS/MIN 1.86 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.73 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 2.59 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 1.14 RISK/REWARD

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Defensive-zone Risk/Reward

Leblanc had a perfect rating in the defensive-zone. He won all 5 of his defensive-zone puck-battles, while completing all 5 of his d-zone pass-attempts.


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MINUTES 22 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.45 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.00 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 0.45 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.45 RISK/REWARD

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Neutral-zone Risk/Reward

Leblanc's lowest rating came in the neutral-zone. His biggest n-zone struggles came during puck-battles, as he won only 2 of 8 neutral-zone puck-battles. His neutral-zone rating was only saved by his 4 neutral-zone takeaways and 100% (3 for 3) passing success-rate. 


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MINUTES 22 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.59 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.27 NEG/MIN

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EV/ MIN 0.86 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.32 RISK/REWARD

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Raw data for February 12th, 2011 3-2 shootout win over Shawinigan


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OZPBW 17 OZPBW
OZPBL 9 OZPBL
OZPASS+ 11 OZPASS+
OZPASS- 5 OZPASS-
OZDEAK+ 9 OZDEAK+
OZDEAK-
OZDEAK-
SKI + 2 SKI +
SKI-
SKI-
DI+ 2 DI+
DI-
DI-
OZTA
OZTA

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DZPBW 5 DZPBW
DZPBL
DZPBL
DZPASS+ 5 DZPASS+
DZPASS-
DZPASS-
DZDEAK+
DZDEAK+
DZDEAK-
DZDEAK-
PK DUMP+
PK DUMP+
PK DUMP-
PK DUMP-
DZTA
DZTA
DZ-BL-SHOT
DZ-BL-SHOT
DZ-BL-PASS
DZ-BL-PASS

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NZPBW 2 NZPBW
NZPBL 6 NZPBL
NZPASS+ 3 NZPASS+
NZPASS-
NZPASS-
NZDEAK+
NZDEAK+
NZDEAK-
NZDEAK-
NZTA 4 NZTA

20
DZFOW 3 DZFOW
DZFOL 4 DZFOL
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOL
DZPKFOL
OZPPFOW 2 OZPPFOW
OZPPFOL
OZPPFOL
OZFOW 2 OZFOW
OZFOL 2 OZFOL
NZFOW 3 NZFOW
NZFOL 3 NZFOL

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PS THRU 4 PS THRU
OZ PS BL 2 OZ PS BL
POINTS X2
POINTS X2
+/-
+/-
SHOTS 4 SHOTS

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WINS 80 WINS
BATTLES 109 BATTLES
GRADE 73 GRADE
PLAYER 20

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Habs: One Game Scouting Report for Josh Gorges

Gorges shows great stick and solid neutral-zone passing

As I wrote in a previous report, a huge void in my coverage of the Canadiens last season resulted from the timing of my writing. I began compiling stats after Andrei Markov and Josh Gorges were injured. This meant that I had no tangible way of expressing just how important these two players were, and are to this team. As a way to fill this void, I've scouted some archived games involving these two players and will be posting reports focusing on them over the coming weeks.

The following scouting report is from the Montreal Canadiens 7-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on November 13th, 2010.

Overall Grade

Gorges had the top grade among the players scouted in the game; bettering both Andrei Markov, and newly acquired Erik Cole. Gorges grade was an impressive 14 percentage-points above the team average. He showed his usual grit down-low in the defensive-zone, as well as a solid stick. He used his stick on multiple occasions not just to break up a rush, but also to make a quick pass immediately to a teammate; creating an odd-man rush going the other way.


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WINS 49 WINS
BATTLES 64 BATTLES
GRADE 77 GRADE
PLAYER 26


Overall Risk/Reward

Gorges' overall risk/reward rating was a full 1.05 points above the team average. His best work was in the defensive-zone where he managed 4 takeaways to go along with 2 blocked shots, and 3 blocked passes.


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MINUTES 20 MINUTES
POS/MIN 2.43 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.74 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 3.18 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 1.69 RISK/REWARD

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Offensive-zone Risk/Reward

Gorges' o-zone risk/reward rating was perfect. He had no negative-events in the offensive-zone. But, no quality powerplay minutes limited him to only 0.25 o-zone events per-minute of ice-time. His 0.25 rating was 0.13 points above the team average.


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MINUTES 20 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.25 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.00 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 0.25 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.25 RISK/REWARD

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Defensive-zone Risk/Reward

Predictably, Gorges' work in the defensive-zone was the best part of his game. He won 60% of his defensive-zone puck-battles, while completing 72% of his d-zone pass-attempts. He repeatedly demonstrated a strong stick, while notching up multiple takeaways, blocked shots, and blocked passes.



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MINUTES 20 MINUTES
POS/MIN 1.84 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.69 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 2.53 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 1.14 RISK/REWARD

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Neutral-zone Risk/ Reward

Gorges' neutral-zone risk/reward rating was  0.07 points below the team average. His low rating was more a product of limited n-zone events, than poor play. He produced only 7 events in that zone; five of which were completed passes. Gorges' ability to help the transition from defense to offense is often underestimated. But a closer look showed an impressive 83% success-rate when attempting passes in the neutral-zone.



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MINUTES 20 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.30 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.15 NEG/MIN

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EV/ MIN 0.45 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.15 RISK/REWARD

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Raw Data


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OZPBW 2 OZPBW
OZPBL
OZPBL
OZPASS+ 2 OZPASS+
OZPASS-
OZPASS-
OZDEAK+
OZDEAK+
OZDEAK-
OZDEAK-
SKI +
SKI +
SKI-
SKI-
DI+ 1 DI+
DI- 1 DI-
OZTA
OZTA

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DZPBW 12 DZPBW
DZPBL 8 DZPBL
DZPASS+ 13 DZPASS+
DZPASS- 5 DZPASS-
DZDEAK+ 1 DZDEAK+
DZDEAK-
DZDEAK-
PK DUMP+ 2 PK DUMP+
PK DUMP- 1 PK DUMP-
DZTA 4 DZTA
DZ-BL-SHOT 2DZ-BL-SHOT
DZ-BL-PASS 3 DZ-BL-PASS

26
NZPBW
NZPBW
NZPBL 1 NZPBL
NZPASS+ 5 NZPASS+
NZPASS- 1 NZPASS-
NZDEAK+
NZDEAK+
NZDEAK-
NZDEAK-
NZTA
NZTA

26
DZFOW
DZFOW
DZFOL
DZFOL
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOL
DZPKFOL
OZPPFOW
OZPPFOW
OZPPFOL
OZPPFOL
OZFOW
OZFOW
OZFOL
OZFOL
NZFOW
NZFOW
NZFOL
NZFOL

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PS THRU 1 PS THRU
OZ PS BL
OZ PS BL
POINTS X2 2 POINTS X2
+/- 1 +/-
SHOTS
SHOTS

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WINS 49 WINS
BATTLES 64 BATTLES
GRADE 77 GRADE
PLAYER 26