Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another 1-game Scouting Report for Taylor Pyatt

This one-game scouting report is from a March 5th game between the Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins. At the time of this report Taylor Pyatt was an upcoming unrestricted free agent (2012-13 season). Pyatt is a 6'4", 228 lbs left-handed shooting left-winger. He plays a north/south game, with speed up the boards. Pyatt routinely shows a willingness to go to the front of the net with intensity. His cap-hit during the 2011-12 season was $1,000,000.

Pyatt has scored a minimum of 10-goals seven times in his career, and is on pace to reach that total again this year. He has a career shooting percentage of 11, and averages 1.57 shots on goal per-game.


REFERENCE POINTS

These averages have been calculated over hundreds of games and approximately 2000 individual scouting reports.

Average grade: 67
Average ratio: 2.03
Average risk/reward: 1.31
Average offensive-zone risk/reward: 0.30
Average defensive-zone risk/reward: 0.62
Average neutral-zone risk/reward: 0.30


OVERALL GRADE

Pyatt earned an average overall grade. He produced no offense, but was able to get 3 shots on net. He ended the game with an even traditional plus/minus.


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WINS
32
WINS
EVENTS
47
EVENTS
GRADE
68
GRADE
PLAYER
14



EVEN-STRENGTH RISK/REWARD RATING

Pyatt had a below-average risk/reward rating of 0.81, and a ratio of 1.69 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. His best work was produced in the neutral-zone, and he was involved in 3.17 events per-minute of ice-time. His 1-game ES rating is equal to Montreal Canadiens forward, and potential 2012 free agent Travis Moen's season average.


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POS
27
POS
NEG
16
NEG
RATIO
1.69
RATIO
 MIIN/G
13.56
MIN/G

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MINUTES
14
MINUTES
POS/MIN
1.99
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
1.18
NEG/MIN

14

EVENTS/ MIN
3.17
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.81
RISK/REWARD

14



OFFENSIVE-ZONE

Pyatt produced a below-average offensive-zone risk/reward rating of 0.22 and a ratio of 1.43 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won his only o-zone puck-battle, recovered 4 loose-pucks, but lost 3 races to loose-pucks. He completed 3 of 4 o-zone passes, but was successful with only 1 of 4 attempts to beat opposing players 1on1 (deke). His 1-game o-zone rating is equal to Montreal Canadiens forward Petteri Nokelainen's season average, and below both Travis Moen and Mathieu Darche.


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OZ POS
10
OZ POS
OZ NEG
7
OZ NEG
ratio
1.43
ratio
MIN/G
13.56
MIN/G

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MINUTES
14
MINUTES
POS/MIN
0.74
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.52
NEG/MIN

14

EVENTS/ MIN
1.25
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.22
RISK/REWARD

14




DEFENSIVE-ZONE

Pyatt produced a disappointing defensive-zone risk/reward rating of -0.07, and a d-zone ratio of only 0.88 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. Expressed differently, Pyatt made more unsuccessful plays than successful plays in the defensive-zone during the game scouted. He lost his 2 d-zone puck-battles, and was successful with 1 of 3 pass-attempts.


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DZ POS
7
DZ POS
DZ NEG
8
DZ NEG
GAMES
1
GAMES
MIN/G
13.56
MIN/G

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MINUTES
14
MINUTES
POS/MIN
0.52
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.59
NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN
1.11
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
-0.07
RISK/REWARD

14



NEUTRAL-ZONE

Pyatt had an impressive neutral-zone risk/reward rating of 0.66, and a neutral-zone ratio of 10 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He recovered 4 loose-pucks and completed all 4 of his neutral-zone passes. He also successfully dumped the puck deep into the offensive-zone four times.


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NZ POS
10
NZ POS
NZ NEG
1
NZ NEG
ratio
10
ratio
MIN/G

MIN/G

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MINUTES
14
MINUTES
POS/MIN
0.74
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.07
NEG/MIN

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EV/ MIN
0.81
EV/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.66
RISK/REWARD

14



POWERPLAY

Pyatt's poweplay risk/reward is an anomaly. He played only 8 seconds on the powerplay, but produced 2 successful passes in that short time.


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POS
2
POS
NEG
0
NEG
RATIO
N/A
RATIO
MIN/G
0.12
MIN/G

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MINUTES
0
MINUTES
POS/MIN
16.67
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.00
NEG/MIN

14

EVENTS/ MIN
16.67
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
16.67
RISK/REWARD

14

One-game Scouting Report for Keith Yandle

Keith Yandle is a a 6'1", 190 lbs left-handed defenseman playing for the Phoenix Coyotes. He turns 26 in September, 2012, and was the Coyotes' fourth-round pick during the 2005 NHL entry draft. He is currently playing in his fourth full NHL season, and is signed though 2015-16, with an average cap-hit of $5,250,000. (according to Capgeek.com)

Yandle has eye-opening speed, and a strong stick. He routinely supports the attack, and has a career shooting percentage of 5.7%.

This one-game scouting report is from a 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 5th, 2012. Keep in mind that this is only a one-game scouting report.

OVERALL GRADE

Yandle produced an above-average overall grade. He had no points, and an even traditional plus/minus. He was incredibly involved in the play, producing an incredible 4.21 events per-minute played.


3

WINS
73
WINS
EVENTS
103
EVENTS
GRADE
71
GRADE
PLAYER
3



OVERALL EVEN-STRENGTH

Yandle produced an above-average even-strength risk/reward rating of 1.88, and an even-strength ratio of 2.43 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. His best work was done in the defensive, and neutral-zones, while his powerplay rating was lower than expected.


3

POS
73
POS
NEG
30
NEG
RATIO
2.43
RATIO

22.85
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
23
MINUTES
POS/MIN
3.19
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
1.31
NEG/MIN

3

EVENTS/ MIN
4.51
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
1.88
RISK/REWARD

3



OFFENSIVE-ZONE

Yandle's offensive-zone risk/reward rating was actually above-average for a defenseman. He had an o-zone risk/reward rating of 0.22, and an offensive-zone ratio of 1.71 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won his only offensive-zone puck-battle, recovered 2 loose-pucks, and completed 6 of 8 attempted passes. He intercepted 1 opposition pass, and was able to get 2 of his 4 ES shot attempts through to the net. His 1-game o-zone rating was equal to Montreal Canadiens' defenseman PK Subban's season-average.


3

OZ POS
12
OZ POS
OZ NEG
7
OZ NEG
ratio
1.71
ratio
MIN/G
22.85
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
23
MINUTES
POS/MIN
0.53
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.31
NEG/MIN

3

EVENTS/ MIN
0.83
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.22
RISK/REWARD

3



DEFENSIVE-ZONE

Yandle also had an above-average defensive-zone risk/reward rating of 1.14, and a d-zone ratio of 2.24 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. Thanks more to a strong stick, than any physical play, Yandle won all 6 of his d-zone puck-battles, and recovered 7 loose-pucks. He lost 3 races to loose-pucks, blocked 2 shots, and intercepted 3 opposition passes. Yandle's defensive-zone risk/reward rating was only slightly lower than PK Subban's season-average, and better than any other Montreal Canadiens defenseman.


3

DZ POS
47
DZ POS
DZ NEG
21
DZ NEG
ratio
2.24
ratio
MIN/G
22.85
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
23
MINUTES
POS/MIN
2.06
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.92
NEG/MIN

3

EVENTS/ MIN
2.98
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
1.14
RISK/REWARD

3



NEUTRAL-ZONE

Yandle's neutral zone risk/reward rating was one of the highest ever recorded (0.53) for a defenseman. He played big minutes during the game, yet produced only 2 negative events in the neutral-zone. His n-zone ratio was an equally impressive 7 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won both his n-zone puck-battles, completed 4 of 5 passes, and was successful with all of his 4 attempts to dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone. Yandle's 1-game neutral-zone risk/reward rating was better than any Montreal defenseman's season average.

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NZ POS
14
NZ POS
NZ NEG
2
NZ NEG
RATIO
7.00
RATIO
MIN/G
22.85
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
23
MINUTES
POS/MIN
0.61
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.09
NEG/MIN

3

EV/ MIN
0.70
EV/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.53
RISK/REWARD

3



POWERPLAY

The entire Phoenix powerplay struggled during the game. Yandle's powerplay risk/reward rating (1.45)was substantially-low for a PP quarterback. He produced a PP ratio of 2.33 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He was successful with both of his o-zone passes while on the powerplay, but was unable to get any of his 3 shots through to the net. For comparisons sake; Montreal defenseman Kaberle has a season-average PP risk/reward rating of 3.29, while Subban's PP rating is 2.62.


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POS
7
POS
NEG
3
NEG
GAMES
2.33
GAMES
MIN/G
2.75
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
3
MINUTES
POS/MIN
2.55
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
1.09
NEG/MIN

3

EVENTS/ MIN
3.64
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
1.45
RISK/REWARD

3