Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Puck-possession tendencies in the defensive-zone (Habs defensemen)

Including defensive-zone turnover-rates

This post will communicate the defensive-zone tendencies of each Montreal Canadiens defenseman while in possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. It will also focus on each d-man's turnover (or giveaway) rate in the defensive-zone, as well as the number of times they carry the puck out of the defensive-zone, and how often they commit an icing from the defensive-zone.

Only even-strength events since the Olympic break are included in this post.


HABS DEFENSEMEN (AVG.)

As a group, the Canadiens defense has a defensive-zone turnover (give-away) rate at EVEN-STRENGTH of 26.4%. Expressed simply, this means that they turn the puck over 26.4% of the time they have possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. They skate the puck out of the defensive-zone 0.114 times per-minute played, and average 0.018 icing from the d-zone per-minute played.





DOUGLAS MURRAY


Douglas Murray has turned the puck over a disappointing 32.7% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone a below-average 0.092 times per-minute played, and produced a better-than-average 0.012 icings from the d-zone per-minute played.

Murray has been forced into attempting a higher-percentage of dekes along the wall than the average Habs defenseman






JARRED TINORDI

Jarred Tinordi has turned the puck over a defense-worst 33.1% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone an above-average 0.134 times per-minute played, and produced a worse-than-average 0.021 icings from the d-zone per-minute played.

Tinordi has attempted a higher-percentage of outlet passes than the average Habs d-man.





JOSH GORGES

Josh Gorges has turned the puck over an incredibly-low 15.2% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone a below-average 0.025 times per-minute played, and produced no icings from the d-zone since the Olympic break.

Gorges attempts a higher-percentage of d-to-d passes, and a substantially lower-percentage of dump-outs than the average Habs d-man.




NATHAN BEAULIEU


Nathan Beaulieu (small sample size) has turned the puck over 23.3% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone an above-average 0.243 times per-minute played, and produced no icings from the d-zone since his latest call-up.

Beaulieu has attempted a higher-percentage of outlet passes than the average Habs d-man.






MIKE WEAVER

Mike Weaver has turned the puck over a worse-than-average 28.7% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone a below-average 0.046 times per-minute played, and produced a worse-than-average 0.029 icings from the d-zone per-minute played.

Weaver has attempted a higher-percentage of outlet passes, and d-to-d passes than the average Habs d-man.






FRANCIS BOUILLON

Francis Bouillon has turned the puck over a better-than-average 22.7% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone an above-average 0.150 times per-minute played, and produced a worse-than-average 0.024 icings from the d-zone per-minute played.

Bouillon has attempted a substantially-higher percentage of d-to-d passes than the average Habs d-man.




ALEXEI EMELIN

Alexei Emelin has turned the puck over a worse-than-average 28.4% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone a below-average 0.074 times per-minute played, and produced better-than-average 0.011 icings from the d-zone per-minute played.

Emelin's defensive-zone tendencies are very similar to the average Habs d-man.





PK SUBBAN

PK Subban has turned the puck over a better-than-average 23.8% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone an above-average 0.154 times per-minute played, and produced a worse-than-average 0.026 icings from the d-zone per-minute played.

Subban attempts a lower-percentage of outlet, and d-to-d passes, but a higher-percentage of dump-outs and stretch passes than the average Habs d-man.




ANDREI MARKOV

Andrei Markov has turned the puck over a worse-than-average 28.1% of the time he has had possession of the puck in the defensive-zone. He has skated the puck out of the defensive-zone a below-average 0.091 times per-minute played, and produced an average 0.019 icings from the d-zone per-minute played.

Markov attempts a higher-percentage of outlet, and stretch passes than the average Habs d-man.




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