As we've discussed before, giveaways and takeaways are notoriously among the most subjective (and thus inconsistent) stats kept by the NHL. The Caps, for example, supposedly have a 1.07 takeaway-to-giveaway ratio on the road, and a 0.84 ratio at home (thanks, in part, to a per-game giveaway rate that's nearly 75% higher at home). Yeah, I'm not really buying that either.
That said, among players on the same team - playing in front of the same scorekeepers on a nightly basis - there can be some value in looking at these puck possession stats as a measure of what each player is doing relative to his teammates. With that in mind, here's a look at the giveaway and takeaway numbers for each skater who has suited up for the Caps this season (data via NHL.com; click on column header to sort that column):
So what jumps out at you (other than the need for the NHL to get better at its stat-keeping)?