Thread: Speculation: Bouwmeester?
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03-28-2013, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Zetterberg4Captain View Post
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
This is the perfect use of plus minus.

Comparison vs the Team you are on.

By this definition JBo is much better defensively than Kronwall.

I think this is the best way to read plus/minus stats. - IN CONTEXT.

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