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HABS: Defensive-zone Tendencies with Puck-possession (Defensemen)

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
Tracking each and every puck-possession event during a game provides us with an otherwise unavailable opportunity to calculate and communicate each defenseman's tendency when in possession of the puck. This post will focus on the defensive-zone tendencies of each Montreal Canadiens defenseman.
The percentages indicated within the graphs represent how often each player attempts that specific option; the higher the percentage, the more often that play has been attempted.
AVERAGE FOR HABS DEFENSEMEN
The average defensive-zone puck-possession success-rate among Habs defensemen is 71.6%. That said, PK Subban and Josh Gorges are the only 2 current Montreal defensemen that have d-zone puck-possession success-rates above that average. Former Canadiens defenseman Raphael Diaz also had an above-average success-rate. The Habs D has produced a d-zone puck-possession success-rate of 68.6% over the last 10 games.

DOUGLAS MURRAY
Murray has a defensive-zone puck-possession success-rate of 66.4%; giving him the second-lowest success-rate among current Habs d-men. His d-zone puck-possession success-rate over the last 10 games has been 68.6%. Murray has attempted more dump-outs, and more defensive-zone wall-dekes than the average Montreal defenseman.

JOSH GORGES
Josh Gorges has a defensive-zone puck-possesion success-rate of 75.1%; good enough for second-place among Montreal d-men. His d-zone puck-possession success-rate over the last 10 games has been 76.9%. Gorges has attempted more d-to-d passes than the average Montreal defenseman.

NATHAN BEAULIEU
Nathan Beaulieu has a defensive-zone puck-possession success-rate of 66.1%. Unfortunately this is the lowest d-zone possession success-rate among Montreal d-men. That said, his d-zone puck-possession success-rate over the last 10 games has been a substantially-better 69.4%. Beaulieu has attempted more dekes, and more wall-dekes than the average Habs d-man.

FRANCIS BOUILLON
Francis Bouillon has a defensive-zone puck-possession success-rate of 69.0%; fifth-best among Montreal's 7 current defensemen. His d-zone puck-possession success-rate over the team's last 10 games (only 2 games played) has been 78.6%. Bouillon has attempted more outlet passes, and more d-to-d passes than the average Habs d-man.

ALEXEI EMELIN
Alexei Emelin has a defensive-zone puck-possession success-rate of 69.1%; fourth-best among Montreal defensemen. His d-zone puck-possession success-rate over the last 10 games has been a below-average 66.3%. Emelin has attempted more dump-outs than the average Montreal d-man.

PK SUBBAN
Subban has a defensive-zone puck-possession success-rate of 75.2%; tops among Montreal defensemen. His d-zone puck-possession success-rate over the last 10 games has been 76.5%. Subban has attempted more dekes and more dump-outs than the average Montreal d-man.

ANDREI MARKOV
Markov has a defensive-zone puck-possession success-rate of 69.4%; third-best among Habs defensemen. His d-zone puck-possession success-rate over the last 10 games has been a substantially-lower 65.6%. Markov has attempted more outlet passes, more dump-outs, and more stretch passes than the average Montreal d-man.

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