Sunday, August 7, 2011

Habs: One Game Scouting Report for Michael Bournival at World Junior Development Camp

Bournival with best grade and risk/reward rating among Montreal Canadiens prospects at Junior evaluation camp

The Montreal Canadiens have 3 prospects competing at the Canadian World Junior Development Camp. Canadiens prospects include Michael Bournival, Brendan Gallagher and Nathan Beaulieu. I will be posting 6 separate scouting reports for these prospects from games played during the development camp.

Michael Bournival was brought into the Montreal Canadiens organization through a 2010 mid-season trade. The Habs moved Ryan O'Byrne to the Colorado Avalanche for the left-handed Bournival; who was chosen by the Avalanche in the third-round of the 2010 NHL entry draft.

The 5'11", 178 lbs centre is a powerful skater with good puck-handling skills. He showed a solid stick, and consistently used his speed to pounce on loose pucks in the offensive, and neutral-zones.  Despite playing against better players, Bournival posted a superior overall grade than he did during a previous QMJHL game I scouted.

  Bournival's grade, ratings and success-rates for specific events through 3 games scouted can be found here

Overall Grade

 Bournival's work in the offensive and neutral-zones carried his grade. He had the top grade and overall risk/reward rating of the 3 Habs' prospects in the game; despite ending the game with a minus-2 plus/minus rating. His best work was in the offensive zone, where he used his speed and hockey-sense to pounce on loose pucks. His play in the o-zone garnered him 4 shots on net.


25
WINS 35 WINS
BATTLES 50 BATTLES
GRADE 70 GRADE
PLAYER 25


Overall Risk/Reward Rating

The lines during the game were, for the most part, simply rolled over. due to this ice-time was a non-factor in the players final rating. Bournival had a solid risk/reward rating. His best asset in the game was his speed. This allowed him to win 12 of 19 total puck-battles, while successfully getting the puck deep into the offensive zone with 6 of 8 attempts.



25
MINUTES 15 MINUTES
POS/MIN 2.33 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 1.00 NEG/MIN

25
EVENTS/ MIN 3.33 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 1.33 RISK/REWARD

25


Offensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating

Bournival created 3 separate scoring chances. He won 9 of 14 offensive-zone puck-battles, completed 3 of 5 pass-attempts, while beating opposing players 1on1 (deaks) with each of his 2 attempts. He also produces 4 shots on goal, while managing one offensive-zone takeaway.


25
MINUTES 15 MINUTES
POS/MIN 1.27 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.60 NEG/MIN

25
EVENTS/ MIN 1.87 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.67 RISK/REWARD

25


Defensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating

Bournival had the lowest defensive-zone risk/reward rating among Habs prospects in the game. He won 50% of his d-zone puck-battles, while completing 50% of his d-zone pass-attempts. His event total in the d-zone was low, as he played much of the game on the wing.


25
MINUTES 15 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.20 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.20 NEG/MIN

25
EVENTS/ MIN 0.40 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.00 RISK/REWARD

25


Neutral-zone Risk/Reward Rating

Bournival had the top neutral-zone risk/reward rating among Canadiens prospects in the game. He demonstrated strong puck-management skills, as he was able to consistently carry, or dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone. He won all of his neutral-zone puck-battles, and completed his only neutral-zone pass-attempt. He used his speed on 2 separate occasions to beat an opposition player 1on1 (deak) while skating through the neutral-zone.


25
MINUTES 15 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.67 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.13 NEG/MIN

25
EV/ MIN 0.80 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.53 RISK/REWARD

25



Raw data from Canadian World Junior evaluation camp scrimmage that took place on August 6th, 2011.

 

25
OZPBW 9 OZPBW
OZPBL 5 OZPBL
OZPASS+ 3 OZPASS+
OZPASS- 2 OZPASS-
OZDEAK+ 2 OZDEAK+
OZDEAK-
OZDEAK-
SKI + 2 SKI +
SKI- 2 SKI-
DI+ 4 DI+
DI-
DI-
OZTA 1 OZTA

25
DZPBW 2 DZPBW
DZPBL 2 DZPBL
DZPASS+ 1 DZPASS+
DZPASS- 1 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

25
NZPBW 1 NZPBW
NZPBL
NZPBL
NZPASS+ 1 NZPASS+
NZPASS-
NZPASS-
NZDEAK+ 2 NZDEAK+
NZDEAK-
NZDEAK-
NZTA
NZTA

25
DZFOW
DZFOW
DZFOL
DZFOL
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOL
DZPKFOL
OZPPFOW
OZPPFOW
OZPPFOL
OZPPFOL
OZFOW
OZFOW
OZFOL
OZFOL
NZFOW
NZFOW
NZFOL
NZFOL

25
PS THRU 4 PS THRU
OZ PS BL 2 OZ PS BL
POINTS X2
POINTS X2
+/- -1 +/-
SHOTS 4 SHOTS

25
WINS 35 WINS
EVENTS 50 EVENTS
GRADE 70 GRADE
PLAYER 25

Friday, August 5, 2011

Habs New One Game Scouting Report for Andrei Markov

An above-average defenseman with an above-average grade

Andrei Markov has been the Montreal Canadiens top defenseman since his second season in the league. He moves the puck well, wins battles with a great stick, and can make a cross-seam pass in the offensive-zone like few players I've seen. Out with injuries through much of the last two seasons, many fans and media alike might forget just how important Markov is to the organization. With that in mind, I will post multiple one-game scouting reports covering number 79 between now and the beginning of camp.

Markov has three key strengths; impressive hockey-sense, a strong stick, and incredible vision.


Overall Grade

Markov's overall grade was 2 percentage-points below a previous game's mark, but 8 percentage-points above the Habs' regular season team average last year. Montreal didn't enjoy much powerplay time during the game scouted, so much of Markov's events took place in the defensive and neutral-zones.


79
WINS 49 WINS
BATTLES 69 BATTLES
GRADE 71 GRADE
PLAYER 79


Overall Risk/Reward Rating

 Markov's overall risk/reward rating was 0.73 points below his mark from a previous game, but nearly double the team average from last season. He managed 2.80 events per-minute in this game, compared to 3.97 events per-minute in a previous game scouted. His lower event total was due to the Habs lack of powerplay time, and because the they struggled gaining the offensive-zone when they did have the man-advantage.


79
MINUTES 24 MINUTES
POS/MIN 1.97 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.84 NEG/MIN

79
EVENTS/ MIN 2.80 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 1.13 RISK/REWARD

79


Offensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating

As previously mentioned, Markov did not produce many offensive-zone events during the game. Because of this, he only produced an o-zone risk/reward rating of 0.08. This number was 0.42 points below a previous game's rating, and 0.05 points below the team average. He won only 2 of 5 o-zone puck-battles, while completing 2 of 3 offensive-zone pass-attempts.


79
MINUTES 24 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.29 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.21 NEG/MIN

79
EVENTS/ MIN 0.50 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.08 RISK/REWARD

79


Defensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating

Markov produced his best results in the defensive-zone. That said, his rating was 0.43 points below a previous game, and 0.11 points above the team average. He completed 14 of 19 d-zone pass-attempts, while winning 9 of 15 puck-battles.



79
MINUTES 24 MINUTES
POS/MIN 1.13 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.46 NEG/MIN

79
EVENTS/ MIN 1.59 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.67 RISK/REWARD

79


Neutral-zone Risk/Reward Rating

Compared to a previous game scouted, Markov doubled his neutral-zone risk/reward rating. He won 4 of 5 n-zone puck-battles, completed 5 of 7 n-zone pass-attempts, while also managing 2 takeaways. He was successful with 2 of his 3 attempts to skate the puck into the offensive-zone.


79
MINUTES 24 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.54 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.17 NEG/MIN

79
EV/ MIN 0.71 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.38 RISK/REWARD

79


Raw data from a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on November 6th, 2010.


79
OZPBW 2 OZPBW
OZPBL 3 OZPBL
OZPASS+ 2 OZPASS+
OZPASS- 1 OZPASS-
OZDEAK+ 1 OZDEAK+
OZDEAK-
OZDEAK-
SKI + 2 SKI +
SKI- 1 SKI-
DI+
DI+
DI-
DI-
OZTA
OZTA

79
DZPBW 9 DZPBW
DZPBL 6 DZPBL
DZPASS+ 14 DZPASS+
DZPASS- 5 DZPASS-
DZDEAK+ 1 DZDEAK+
DZDEAK-
DZDEAK-
PK DUMP+
PK DUMP+
PK DUMP-
PK DUMP-
DZTA 1 DZTA
DZ-BL-SHOT 1 DZ-BL-SHOT
DZ-BL-PASS 1 DZ-BL-PASS

79
NZPBW 4 NZPBW
NZPBL 1 NZPBL
NZPASS+ 5 NZPASS+
NZPASS- 2 NZPASS-
NZDEAK+
NZDEAK+
NZDEAK-
NZDEAK-
NZTA 2 NZTA

79
DZFOW
DZFOW
DZFOL
DZFOL
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOL
DZPKFOL
OZPPFOW
OZPPFOW
OZPPFOL
OZPPFOL
OZFOW
OZFOW
OZFOL
OZFOL
NZFOW
NZFOW
NZFOL
NZFOL

79
PS THRU 2 PS THRU
OZ PS BL 1 OZ PS BL
POINTS X2
POINTS X2
+/-
+/-
SHOTS 2 SHOTS

79
WINS 49 WINS
BATTLES 69 BATTLES
GRADE 71 GRADE
PLAYER 79