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04-30-2011, 04:50 PM
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MathMan
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Originally Posted by Habsterix View Post
Agreed on all counts. While Gomez is not a bad player, he certainly isn't worth the dollars he's getting paid, especially not the last two seasons. It boggles my mind how someone can try to sell us on his defensive game when he was a team worst -15 during the regular season and another -6 in the playoffs...
Plus minus is not a defensive stat. It's an outscoring stat. Gomez is a minus player because he has low goals for, not high goals against. And we've already been over why he has low goals for. His defense is fine, his plus minus is just another sign that he couldn't buy a goal at evens.

As a side note, what boggles my mind is that people try to make statistical arguments without even understanding the basic definition of the stats they use, and then turn around and accuse me of overvaluing stats.

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