Monday, March 25, 2013

HABS: Even-stength takeaways and giveaways per-minute played


Tracking every puck-possession event during a game allows us to track both the amount of giveaways, and the amount of takeaways each player produces per-minute of even-strength ice-time. A giveaway is defined as any FAILED pass, deke, dump-out, dump-in, shot-attempt, etc.

A takeaway is defined as any succcessful attempt to remove or acquire puck-possession from the opposition. These events include; puck-battles, loose-puck recoveries, blocked shots, intercepted passes, etc.

The graphs included here are visual representations of the number of takeaways or giveaways each Montreal Canadiens player has produced per-minute of EVEN-STRENGTH ice-time. The totals are broken down by zone, with green indicating offensive-zone, yellow indicating neutral-zone, and red indicating defensive-zone.


TAKEAWAYS PER-MINUTE OF EVEN-STRENGTH ICE-TIME


Micheal Blunden, Jarred Tinordi, Greg Pateryn and Yannick Weber have played fewer minutes and engaged in fewer events than other Habs players.

DEFENSEMEN

PK Subban has the most defensive-zone takeaways per-minute played. Followed closely by Josh Gorges. The lowest amount of defensive-zone takeaways among defensemen has been produced by Tomas Kaberle.


In the neutral-zone, Andrei Markov has the most neutral-zone takeaways per-minute played, while Raphael Diaz has the fewest.

The most offensive-zone takeaways per-minute played has been produced by Tomas Kaberle, while the least amount of o-zone takeaways belongs to Francis Bouillon.

FORWARDS

Max Pacioretty has the most offensive-zone takeaway per-minute played among forwards. Followed closely by Michael Ryder. The fewest o-zone takeaways per-minute played has been produced by Rene Bourque.

Pacioretty has the most neutral-zone takeaways per-minute played. Followed closely this time by Brendan Gallagher. Ryan White has produced the fewest n-zone takeaways per-minute played.

White has the most defensive-zone takeaways per-minute played, followed by Tomas Plekanec and Lars Eller. Bourque has produced the fewest d-zone takeaways per-minute played.





GIVEAWAYS PER-MINUTE OF EVEN-STRENGTH ICE-TIME

Micheal Blunden, Jarred Tinordi, Greg Pateryn and Yannick Weber have played fewer minutes and engaged in fewer events than other Habs players.


DEFENSEMEN

Tomas Kaberle has produced the fewest defensive-zone giveaways per-minute played. Markov and Subban have produced the most.

Subban and Gorges have the fewest neutral-zone giveaways per-minute played, while Kaberle has the most.

Thanks to his defense-first mentality, Bouillon has the fewest offensive-zone giveaways per-minute played, as he engages in fewer offensive-zone events than other d-men. Likely for the opposite reason, Kaberle has produced the most offensive-zone giveaways per-minute played.

FORWARDS


Among current Montreal forwards, Ryder has produced the fewest defensive-zone giveaways per-minute played, while Alex Galchenyuk and Brandon Prust have the most.

Gallagher and Eller have the most neutral-zone giveaways per-minute played, while Bourque, David Desharnais and White have the fewest.

Pacioretty has the most offensive-zone giveaway per-minute played. Followed closely by Ryder and Eller. Gabriel Dumont has produced the fewest offensive-zone giveaways per-minute played, while Armstrong has the FEWEST among forwards with significant ice-time.




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