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03-01-2012, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
+/- is not an indicator of defensive ability. How many times do we have to go through that. An okay offensive player playing sheltered minutes will have a good +/-. It's not an indication of anything, in this case. There are uses for +/-, but you can never use the stat well in a vacuum.

Your guess is that he's middle of the pack in terms of speed? I'm glad your guessing, but I'll tell you where he sits from what I've seen. On this team, I have a hard time thinking of a forward that's slower than him. Stepan and Richards aren't great skaters and are probably the worst of the group. Both have more speed than Zuccarello.
MZA was better defensively last year than Richards is this year. He's a hard worker and a goal scorer. He earned his shot. He could be a third line guy that's an actual scoring threat.

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