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01-20-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
eventually the stats should trend towards what that player himself should have since he is the only constant in all of them. short term they are completely useless. long term they are pretty mediocre, but some trends can be seen. Nicklas Lidstrom being a +450 for his career gives you an idea about him as a player. Dick Tarnstrom being a career -86 does as well. +/- of a single game doesn't tell you a thing about a players game though. Martin was a -1 last night while Tangradi was a +1. Hell, +/- for a season isn't really much better. 2011 Lidstrom was a -2 for the season. He was still their best player. Martin being a +9 last year doesn't really fit how he played either.

Basically, hockey stats are nearly useless without context; especially short term.
Edit: NM checked the box score and he got his helpers on the pp and with the goalie pulled.

He then gets a minus because Kunitz doesn't know his responsibility... Nice.

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