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Habs: Player-by-player Offensive-zone Possession Ratings

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
The top offensive-players on any team create the most scoring-chances. The most efficient offensive-players create the most scoring-chances per-offensive-touch. An offensive-touch is defined as any play  a player attempts while in possession of the puck. Plays used in this calculation include; passes, dekes,  and shots. Scoring-chances included in this post reflect only those scoring-chances where the player indicated has been directly involved in the creation of the chance, and not just on the ice.
This post will attempt to rate players based on their ability to create offense while in the offensive-zone.
The graph included here is an attempt to rate each player's ability to create offense by multiplying the number of scoring-chances they create for every 1 attempted offensive-zone puck-possession play by the number of offensive-zone puck-possession plays they contribute per-minute of even-strength ice-time. In theory, the players who rate high using this system not only create more scoring-chances per-offensive-touch offensive-touch, they also engage in more puck-possession plays in the offensive-zone per-minute played. This takes how efficient a player is and combines it with how often they have possession of the puck in the offensive-zone.
During the four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning Rene Bourque produced the Habs top offensive-zone possession rating. He was followed by PK Subban. Bourque's o-zone possession rating in the playoffs was substantially-better than the rating he contributed during the season.
Despite having the third-best rating in the playoffs, Thomas Vanek's o-zone possession rating was actually lower in the playoffs than it was during the season. The same can by said for his linemates David Desharnais, and Max Pacioretty.

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