Top 20 Defensemen Defensively(as voted by HF)
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11-17-2012, 09:35 PM
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It's not that +/- is "not the best stat" so much as it's "100% completely useless".
Plus/Minus is stupid
The Randomness of +/-
Erik Gustafsson was +6?
I know all the "stat guys" will spit on it all day and derive complex formulas to measure players defensively. But I guarantee that if +/- didn't exist, there would be a plethora of "stat guys" who would create it. It's a simple measure that fans can quickly understand and apply to what they've seen on the ice.
Is it flawless, and is it safe to use it as a reliable gauge in every instance? of course not, but used responsibly and understood for what it is, +/- is a fantastic stat.
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