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Christopher Boucher

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What does risk/reward mean? How is it calculated?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

There was never a choice

Writing about how I became a fan of the Montreal Canadiens is tantamount to explaining how I became Canadian; it is who I am. It is a large part of my identity. Whether it is a family member, or a...

Max Pacioretty 2011-12

Max Pacioretty 2011-12 Stats and rankings for the 2011-12 season Total events tracked for Pacioretty: 4,773 *most among Habs forwards Total even-strength minutes played: 1182.3 *most among Habs forwards The charts below represent Pacioretty's statistics during the 2011-12 season. The first chart reflects his play in the offensive-zone, while the second chart represents his play in the defensive-zone.

Tomas Kaberle

Tomas Kaberle 2011-12 Stats and rankings for the 2011-12 season Total events tracked for Kaberle: 2,074 Total even-strength minutes played: 568.92 The charts below represent Kaberle's statistics during the 2011-12 season. The first chart reflects his play in the offensive-zone, while the second chart represents his play in the defensive-zone.

Andrei Markov 2011-12

Stats and rankings for the 2011-12 season Total events tracked for Markov: 678 *4000 less than Gorges (due to Markov's injury) Total even-strength minutes played: 179.03 *lowest on 2011-12 Habs The charts below represent Markov's statistics during the 2011-12 season. The first chart reflects his play in the offensive-zone, while the second chart represents his play in the defensive-zone.

Josh Gorges 2011-12 Stats and Rankings

Total events tracked for Gorges: 4,678 *3rd most on 2011-12 Habs Total even-strength minutes played: 1502 *most on 2011-12 Habs The charts below represent Gorges' statistics during the 2011-12 season. The first chart reflects his play in the offensive-zone, while the second chart represents his play in the defensive-zone.

HABS: True shooting percentage

Based on attempted shots The percentages expressed in these graphs represent each player's true shooting percentage. Instead of basing the percentage on shots that hit the net, this percentage is based on the number of shots each player attempted. Included here are shots on net, shots that are blocked, and shots that miss the net. Each player's goal total was divided by their total attempted shots to determine the number in the graph below.

Habs: Quantifying each player's short-handed contribution

This post will focus on multiple short-handed statistical categories. It will show how each returning Canadiens player performed while short-handed during the 2011-12 season. Graphs shown include: -Short-handed defensive-rating -Successful short-handed defensive plays per-minute -Successful short-handed puck-possession plays per-minute -Short-handed tendencies with the puck in the defensive-zone -Short-handed blocked shots per-minute played -Short-handed intercepted opposition passes per-minute played -Short-handed puck-battles won per-minute played -Short-handed loose-puck recoveries per-minute played -Short-handed dump-outs per-minute played

HABS: Each Player's Powerplay Tendencies

Who passes more? Who shoots more? Who dekes more? This post focuses on each player's play preference when in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone, and on the powerplay.

Breaking down each Canadiens player's neutral-zone tendencies

Who's more likely to pass? Who's more likely to dump the puck in? Who's more likely to deke? Continuing with the process of breaking down each Montreal Canadiens player's performance, this post will focus on each player's tendency when in possession of the puck in the NEUTRAL-ZONE.

HABS: Breaking down each Canadiens player's offensive-zone tendencies

Who's more likely to pass? Who's more likely to shoot? Who's more likely to deke? Continuing with the process of breaking down each Montreal Canadiens player's performance in the offensive-zone. This post will focus on each player's tendency when in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone.

Which Habs Players Completed the Most Successful Passes, Dekes, and Shots Per-minute Played?

Quantifying offensive-zone successes, and tendencies As I wrote here, the act of completing more than 60 offensive-zone passes (as a team) in one game had a substantial impact on the Montreal Canadiens ability to win games. The Habs won/loss record in games where they completed over 60 total offensive-zone passes (at even-strength) was 15-17. This gave them a winning percentage of .469; well above their overall 2011-12 winning percentage of .378.

A look at the impact of special teams on wins and losses

The Montreal Canadiens finished the 2011-12 season with the 18th-best goals for/against ratio at even-strength. In fact, they were a "plus" even-strength team through much of the first-half. The team absolutely struggled on the powerplay; ending the year with the 28th ranked powerplay, after treading water at 29th and 30th much of the season. Thankfully, the penalty-killing held the fort; finishing second in the league with a success-rate of 88.6%. Communicating the results is easy. The challenge becomes figuring out what produced those results, and what impact those events had on the win/loss column

A look at the impact of save-percentage on wins and losses

The new Montreal Canadiens management group have been unwavering in their support of Carey Price. Marc Bergevin has repeated numerous times his view that strong goaltending is key to a successful team. He's also mentioned how difficult top-tier goaltending is to acquire, and how important Price is to the organization in both the short, and long-term. How important? The fluctuation in the Montreal Canadiens save-percentage from games they team won to games they lost was incredible.

Tinordi and Beaulieu

What the numbers tell us. The main purpose of my player tracking system is to compare players. Without comparables the numbers are hollow. The comparisons are most useful when the players included...

Statistics that may Surprise you, or not

You suck Boucher! Just thought I'd get it out of the way. I've come to learn that all information is subject to other people's perceptions; and I'm okay with that. The whole reason I began working...

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