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01-21-2013, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Bomber0104 View Post
Hardly is no one at fault for a goal against. Just like hardly no one is responsible for a goal for.

I don't know how you can honestly believe that a goal against has nothing to do with the players on the ice...
I step on to the ice on a line change and immediately get scored on. I'm a minus player. I'm sitting in the corner on the cycle when the centre loses the puck at the top of the circle, odd man rush the other way, we get scored on and I'm a minus. Defensemen loses the puck at the point, breakaway, I'm a minus. Look at that, a -3, I must be terrible defensively.

It's a stupid stat.

Then that means Phil Kessel is one of the largest contributors to the team being bottom 2 defensively, logically.
That makes the assumption that preventing goals is a proportionally shared job.

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