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01-02-2013, 02:42 PM
nik jr
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Originally Posted by Eskimo44 View Post
Can someone please explain to me why +71 is apparently less impressive because they got scored on lots? Some of you realize the point of the game is to outscore? The +/- numbers those Oilers put up is astonishing, nobody cares how many GA there was.
machinehead said in post 28 that they were not great both ways, which is true. amazing ralph responded in post 29 that that argument does not hold up b/c their +/- were high.

no one said it was less impressive. if anything, it is more impressive that they could be among the worst defensively in the entire league, get scored on constantly, and still have very high +/-.

only spectacular ES and SH scoring could produce those numbers. gretzky is probably the only player in history who could do it.

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