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02-23-2009, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Because the team was REALLY REALLY good. Thomas Vanek was +47 on that club. Derek Roy was +37. Brian Campbell....far from a safe defensive player for a defenseman, was +28 on that team.

+/- is a stat that must be treated with care, but when compared against teammates it can be telling. A bad +/- on a good team is not a good sign. A good +/- on a bad team is a very good sign.
The teams also have two different styles of play. The Sabres have a lot more finesse. It's hard to have someone Briere's size to play dump and chase and then barrel into a defender who's six inches bigger than him into the corner.

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