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11-16-2008, 08:03 PM
Luigi Lemieux
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Originally Posted by KenAF View Post
Would you rather have the better player or the more effective player on the ice? And what is the difference?

The Caps trio is +45. The Detroit trio is +13. The Detroit trio scores a lot of goals but gives up a lot of goals. The Caps trio scores more goals and gives up less, despite inferior defense and inferior goaltending.

Ovechkin has been on the ice for 20 ES goals scored and 3 ES goals allowed (+17). Do you realize how ridiculous that number is? If he were to sustain even half that 20:3 ratio for an entire season, he would be guaranteed the Selke. It would be the most dominant two-way forward performance in a decade.
so marek malik was the most "effective" dman in the league in 06?

+/- has been shown to be a crap statistic. sure the washington guys have been great, but +/- surely isn't why.

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