- Successful passes
- Failed passes
- Successful dekes
- Failed dekes
- Missed passes (from teammates)
- Successful shots through to the net
- Failed shots through to the net
These results are more indicative than straight turnover totals; these take into account the total number of events. Basing an opinion on just the turnover total is simply irresponsible; the players who have the puck most often will always be the players with the highest giveaway total.
Gabriel Dumont's low event-totals force us to remove him from the comparables. More data is needed in order to include him.
The player with the lowest FAILURE-RATE when it comes to maintaining puck-possession, and as such, the Habs best puck-possession player is; Tomas Kaberle. Only 28% of the events Kaberle engages in when the Canadiens already have possession of the puck result in a turnover. Other defensemen with low failure-rates include Josh Gorges, PK Subban and Andrei Markov.
The defenseman with the highest failure-rate, and as such, the player most likely to lose possession of the puck; is Yannick Weber. Forty percent of Weber's events that occur when the Canadiens already have possession of the puck result in a turnover.
Among forwards with substantial events, Scott Gomez has the lowest failure-rate. Only 40% of Gomez's events when in possession of the puck result in a turnover. Other forwards with low failure-rates include; Tomas Plekanec, David Desharnais, Ryan White, and Mathieu Darche.
Brad Staubitz has the highest failure-rate. He loses the puck during 60% of his puck-possession events. Expressed more simply, Staubitz gives the puck away 60% of the time he has it on his stick. Other players with failure-rates above 50% include; Petteri Nokelainen, Rene Bourque, Micheal Blunden, Blake Geoffrion, and Erik Cole. Cole's high failure-rate is the result of the high-risk dekes he attempts in the offensive-zone. That said, hard-nose plays like these have a long-term impact on opposition defensemen; often forcing them closer to their own net.