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11-29-2010, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Hovercraft View Post
http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id...d=nhl-keymatch

Check out 06-07 stats....


It is much easier to have a good +/- on the 3rd pairing as you play easier matchups. Preissing was +40, and now isnt in the NHL.

However, Meszaros and O'D have been great and I dont see why they cant keep it up
How someone cannot understand the correlation between a good +/- and being on a good team... and a bad +/- and being on a bad team is a good question.

They should end the year with a good +/-, especially if we continue to get the goaltending that we have to this point. However, the +50s they're on pace for seem to be a bit of a stretch... especially given that this isn't a one line team situation. Even if we have a STELLAR regular season from start to finish, you're probably looking at a team GDIF of around +82... to pull in a +58 (what O'Donnell was on pace for last I checked) out of that would be ridiculous. Both have gotten a bit lucky to this point in the season, and that's where the out of whack numbers are coming from.

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