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11-13-2012, 03:40 AM
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This argument that plus/minus is not a relevant stat is bull. It's extremely relevant and that's why they track it. PK pairings are DSP and Mac, Elkins and Maroon and Wagner and Bodie, so I have watched, and Holland is not there he is hardly ever used on the PK. If you're on the ice when the other team scores regularly at even strength it's a problem.
In 10/11 Teemu Selanne, who always has been known as a weak defensive player was a +6. Meanwhile Saku Koivu, who always has been known as a very good defensive player, was a -8 while playing on the same line. How is that extremely relevant?
Just because Sami Vatanen is a -3 now, doesn't mean he's going to be at minus 20 at the end of the year. Afterall, he was still a plus player after ten games into the season. As long as he's just at a couple of minuses, it's not the end of the world as long as he's producing offensively. And he's going to get a lot of them on the PP, which doesn't show in the +/- category.
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