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11-14-2012, 02:01 AM
Senor Catface
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So, just to make sure Eberle was plus 4 and RNH plus 3 before todays game? Hehe, plus minus. What a hill.

To those saying that our young players should be just SOARING in plus/minus (a rather useless stat in isolation) I'll leave you with these "numbers" of star players in their respective leagues this year.

Evgeni Malkin + 2
Joe Thornton + 2
Rick Nash + 3
Alex Ovechkin + 1
Patrick Kane -1
Nicklas Backstrom - 1
Briere + 4 (even with 18 points in 8 games)
John Tavares -1
Tyler Seguin -2 (even with 23 points in 15 games)
Anze Kopitar +3
Jason Spezza - 4
...Sam Gagner +1 (in the SWISS league)

Basing how a player is doing during the lockout based on some arbitrary stat is silly. Proclaiming that said players should have a certain number of said silly stat (ex. plus 8 or higher) is silly. Better players in (some cases) worse leagues are getting the saaaame sort of plus/minus. To say that our young players should have a high plus/minus is going off a personal fallacy and is completely worthless.

To criticize their defensive play is valid.

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