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03-28-2013, 03:09 PM
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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.
Its actually a very misleading way to use +/-.
you can only really use it to compare players on the same team and even then its not terribly accurate.
A more accurate way to compare players (defensively) on opposite teams is straight goals against vs team goals against.
Kronwall has been on the ice for 25 goals against of Detroits total 83 or 30%
Bouwmeester has been on the ice for 36 goals against of Calgary's total 108 or 33%
Both are bad defensive players, Bouwmeester might be slightly better defensively, but he isn't enough better that he'd take the #1 minutes from Kronwall and he doesnt' warrant his cap hit at all.
He is the exact opposite of the kind of Defenceman the Wings need right now.
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