Thread: Speculation: Bouwmeester?
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03-28-2013, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by FlashyG View Post
Jbow is not good defensively and neither is Kronwall. If you want to argue he'd be BETTER defensively with the Wings I'll give you that. I'd even concede he might be a slight upgrade defensively on Kronwall playing on the Wings roster (that would be close IMO though)

Someone who is good defensively doesn't need Selke caliber forwards to be a + player.

Bouwmeester is consistently in the - and routinely is among the league leaders in goals against while on the ice.
i believe thats what plus/minus means but i wonder how this works,

-kronwall is a minus 5 on a team that is plus 7
-bouwmeester is a minus 7 on a team that is minus 19

bouwmeester has played more minutes and more minutes per game than kronwall, against tougher opponets and yet is a plus 12 better then his team whereas kronwall who plays less minutes, lines up less often against the othe teams top forwards and yet is a minus 12 worse then his team

plus/minus is only useful in this context

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