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12-31-2011, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Chazz Reinhold View Post
Just like secondary assists, +/- is another arbitrary statistic. It relies heavily on those around you. Goal scoring, while definitely relying somewhat on those around you, mainly relies on the person doing the scoring. Sure, you can cherry pick certain examples such as Richardson's "tip in" goal the other night, but more often than not, it's much more difficult to score a goal than it is to get a secondary assist or a plus or a minus (e.g. Johnson's "bad luck" when it comes to minuses).

I think a number of us are holding Kopitar to a higher standard because he has put himself in that position. Team's expect their #1 centers to be a force on a consistent basis.
Are you really trying to argue that Kopitar isn't a force every night he is out there?


Teams gameplan around the guy, that alone tells you how much of a force he is...

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