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01-20-2013, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sokil View Post
That's just your opinion. If it was a team stat, it wouldn't exist on a player's stat-line. It's a situational stat, like RBIs in baseball.
If +/- was a useful stat, Jeff Schultz would have won a Norris trophy.

It's an atrociously misleading stat. You could step on the ice for five seconds without touching the puck, be scored on, and be given a -1. Conversely, you could step on the ice during a breakaway goal and be given a +1. In neither case did you have any bearing on the goal scored.

There are far more useful statistical measures to determine a player's defensive ability.

This argument that +/- is in some way a useful individual stat has been shot down so many times.

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