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08-29-2011, 03:38 PM
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People put way too much stock into the +/- stat. It is a very misleading and borderline useless stat, especially when it is used for the years preceding the 80's.

Robinson was a great defenceman and one of my all time favorites but his +/- stats were extremely skewed. At that time they used to award a "+" to a player who was on the ice for a PP goal.

Drives me nuts when Cherry always brings up Orr's ridiculous +/- numbers and conveniently leaves out this fact.

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