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11-16-2008, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Luigi Lemieux View Post
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.
Shown to be a crap statistic? I don't think so.

Now, I will agree +/- doesn't tell everything about one individual player. It tells you about the effectiveness of a particular group of players (i.e. a line) on both offense and defense. Datsyuk and Lidstrom weren't +41 and +40 by accident last year, nor was it an accident that they were +40 and +36 the year before that.

Players recognized as having two-way skill are consistently among the league leaders in +/- and that is no coincidence.

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