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02-24-2013, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ABasin View Post
Sorry if it's a discussion killer, but I'm one of those people who puts zero stock into +/-. Zero. The only possible usefulness of that stat, is to use it to compare: 1) Players on the same team, 2) at the same position, 3) with similar responsibilities. So, comparing Shattenkirk's with Liles' that season is as close to pertinent as that stat comes. But in general, it's completely useless. And a quick glance tells me that all of the defensemen had pretty bad +/-'s. *shrug*
Fair enough. I was just pointing out that as great as he is offensively, if he stayed on the Avs, at the end of the day he was going to be out for a lot more goals against than goals for.

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