This post contains all of the ratings and ratios for Habs players who have played mostly as centremen this season. These numbers give us an overall view of each player's performance within specific event types.
Numbers in red indicate that a player's rating is below-average within that metric.
Overall ratings and overall risk/reward ratings include even-strength, powerplay, and penalty-killing ice-time. For this reason, it is important to remember that players who enjoy more powerplay time generally produce higher overall ratings and ratios than those players who are not used on the PP. The opposite impact is made on those players who are used on the penalty-kill, as PK numbers are understandable lower than PP and ES numbers.
The numbers included here are quite reflective of David Desharnais' even-strength struggles. Desharnias has a red-filled column. Unlike Ryan White, Desharnais plays substantial powerplay minutes; yet his overall risk/reward rating is both lower than White's and below-average. Number 51 continues to put up above-average offensive-touch success-rates, but his defensive success-rate is substantially below-average.
As far as centres are concerned, Desharnais was among the leaders in scoring-chance ratio last season. This season, his scoring-chance ratio is not only well below-average, it is also the lowest among the players included here.
Tomas Plekanec also has some red within his even-strength numbers. That said, it's important to note the high level of competition number 14 faces, as well as the fact that he engages in more offensive and defensive-events than the average. Plekanec's takeaway to giveaway ratio is below-average, but he has still produced an impressive scoring-chance ratio. Plekanec's powerplay numbers are strong; particularly his offensive-touch success-rate of 73.1%.
Lars Eller once again leads all Montreal centres in risk/reward rating, and ratio. The only red to be found in number 81's column is in offensive-touch success-rate on the powerplay. That said, Eller engages in more powerplay events per-minute than the average Montreal centre.
Defensively, Eller is carrying the average on his back, as he has produced the best defensive-touch success-rate.
Ryan White has put up solid even-strength numbers. His overall ratio and rating are hurt because he doesn't play on the powerplay. His defensive and offensive-touch success-rates are well above-average, but he engages in far fewer events than his fellow centres. This could be a reflection of White's skating-skills, as he often seems to be just a moment too late.
It is important to remember that these number only represent the tip of the iceberg as far as performance is concerned. They are meant to point us toward specific areas of play that can be explored by studying the wealth of exclusive micro-stats used to calculate these ratings.
RATINGS AND RATIOS
OVERALL RISK/REWARD RATING
ES RISK/REWARD RATING
ES OTOUCHES / MP
ES SUCCESSFUL OFFENSIVE TOUCH %
ES DTOUCHES / MP
ES SUCCESSFUL DEFENSIVE-TOUCH %
PP SUCCESSFUL OFFENSIVE TOUCH %
SH SUCCESSFUL DEFENSIVE-TOUCH %
TAKEAWAY TO TURNOVER RATIO (HIGHER IS BETTER)
SCORING CHANCE FOR/AGAINST RATIO (HIGHER IS BETTER)