Monday, July 16, 2012

HABS: Player Possession-ratings by Zone

Possession-ratings are a reflection of how successful a player is at maintaining puck-possession for his team. The higher the success-rate, the more successful that player was at maintaining puck-possession; and by extension, the less likely he was to give the puck away.

Also, if we subtract the rating from 100, we establish the rate at which each player turns the puck over. For example, if Michael Blunden has a 53% success-rate in the defensive-zone, this means that he turns the puck over to the opposition 47% of the time he has control of the puck in the defensive-zone. 

*These calculations are based on 82 games of data, and over 70,000 even-strength events.*


OFFENSIVE-ZONE

Events used in calculating offensive-zone puck-possession include; successful pass-attempts, failed pass-attempts, successful dekes, failed dekes, shots through to the net, and shots that were either blocked or missed the net entirely. The rating is simply the number of successful events divided by the total number of events (successful and unsuccessful). More simply, it is the success-rate when engaging in these events within the offensive-zone.

DEFENSEMEN


Three Montreal Canadiens defensemen were successful with more than  60%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or get a shot through to the net while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone. These players include; Tomas Kaberle (66%), PK Subban (61%) and Andrei Markov (61%).

Two Montreal Canadiens defensemen were successful with less than  50%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or get a shot through to the net while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone. These players include; Alexei Emelin (50%) and Yannick Weber (48%).

FORWARDS

Three Montreal Canadiens forwards were successful with more than 59% of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or get a shot through to the net while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone. These players include; David Desharnais (61%), Tomas Plekanec (59%), and Louis Leblanc (59%).

Two Montreal Canadiens forwards were successful with less than  50%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or get a shot through to the net while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone. These players include; Rene Bourque (49%) and Blake Geoffrion (46%).

Gabriel Dumont's event totals were too low to include him in any conclusions.





DEFENSIVE-ZONE

Events used in calculating defensive-zone puck-possession include; successful pass-attempts, failed pass-attempts, successful dekes, failed dekes, successful dump-out, unsuccessful dump-outs (creating turnovers), and passes from teammates that are not controlled. The rating is simply the number of successful events divided by the total number of events (successful and unsuccessful). More simply, it is the success-rate when engaging in these events within the defensive-zone.

DEFENSEMEN

Four Montreal Canadiens defensemen were successful with more than  72% of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or successfully clear the puck out of the defensive-zone. These players include; Tomas Kaberle (76%), Josh Gorges (74%), PK Subban (73%), and Andrei Markov (72%).


Four Montreal Canadiens defenseman were successful with less than  69%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or successfully clear the puck out of the defensive-zone. These players include; Rapael Diaz (67%), Frederic St. Denis (66%), Yannick Weber (68%), and Alexei Emelin (68%).

FORWARDS


Three Montreal Canadiens forwards were successful with more than  67%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or successfully clear the puck out of the defensive-zone. These players include; Scott Gomez (71%), David Desharnais (67.5%), and Lars Eller (68%).


Five Montreal Canadiens forwards were successful with less than  60%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or successfully clear the puck out of the defensive-zone. These players include; Rene Bourque (59%), Travis Moen (59%), Michael Blunden (53%), Ryan White (59%), and Louis Leblanc (56%).


Gabriel Dumont's event totals were too low to include him in any conclusions.





NEUTRAL-ZONE

Events used in calculating neutral-zone puck-possession include; successful pass-attempts, failed pass-attempts, successful dekes, failed dekes, successful dump-ins, unsuccessful dump-ins (puck doesn't get below hash-marks, unsuccessful attempts to carry the puck into the offensive-zone (causing an offside, or a turnover), and passes from teammates (within the neutral-zone) that are not controlled.

The rating is simply the number of successful events divided by the total number of events (successful and unsuccessful). More simply, it is the success-rate when engaging in these events within the neutral-zone.

DEFENSEMEN

Three Montreal Canadiens defensemen were successful with more than  77% of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone when in possession of the puck in the neutral-zone. These players include; Tomas Kaberle (77.2%), Josh Gorges (80%), and PK Subban (79%).

Two Montreal Canadiens defenseman were successful with less than  73%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone when in possession of the puck in the neutral-zone. These players include; Frederic St. Denis (72%), and Alexei Emelin (72%).

FORWARDS

Four Canadiens forwards were successful with more than  70%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone when in possession of the puck in the neutral-zone. These players include; Scott Gomez (74%), Tomas Plekanec (75%), Ryan White (74%), and Blake Geoffrion (71%).

Three Montreal Canadiens forwards were successful with less than  63%  of their attempts to either maintain puck-possession, or dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone when in possession of the puck in the neutral-zone. These players include; Petteri Nokelainen (60%), Brad Staubitz (46%), and Rene Bourque (62.4%).



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