Saturday, June 30, 2012

HABS PROSPECTS: Defensive-zone Risk/reward Rating

Ratios are basic expressions of how well players perform. It is simply a measurement of how many successful puck-possession plays a player makes for every 1 unsuccessful puck-possession play.  A successful or unsuccessful event could be anything from a completed pass to a lost puck-battle. Simply put, the higher a player's ratio, the more that player helps his team maintain or acquire possession of the puck.





Defensive-zone risk/reward rating is calculated by subtracting the total number of unsuccessful plays a player makes per-minute of ice-time from the total number of successful plays a player makes per-minute of ice-time. Only those events taking place in the defensive-zone are included. The higher the number the better a player performed.


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