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07-04-2011, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadowrunner View Post
Right on, plus minus is much more important.
A Defenseman knocks down his man, gathers the puck, avoids two checkers and sends a breakout pass out of the zone. The pass hits off of the Left Wing's leg while he's busy ogling the point leaders posted on the behind the goal video board. The Center scoops up the puck and starts playing give and go with the Right Wing for 30 seconds. The Right Wing scores. Clearly the Left Wing deserves credit for his magistry. Give him a point.

Exaggerated for effect but honestly, most of the points awarded in the NHL are for sheer dumb luck. I watch the games like a hawk and it still takes a replay to know who will be awarded the assisits.

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