A little perspective on the current star defenseman
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08-19-2012, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
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It will be easier for Player B to generate +/- relative to team, +/- relative to top 10 teammates than it will be for Player A: much easier, despite the fact that technically their zone start percentages are the same.
Also for the record, Weber's relative zone starts are 49%, Karlsson's are 52.50% adjusted to assume 50% Team Offensive Zone Starts.
It's an old (and different) debate but I'm not convinced you want to put all your weight on "relative to team" metrics when evaluating the league's best d-men. Travis Hamonic was #2 in the league for +/- relative to team among d-men, playing tough competition and getting average zone starts. Is he the league's 2nd best d-man? I think he just played on a very crappy team.
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