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04-07-2013, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by nyiguy21 View Post
+/- is the biggest waste of a stat ever. What happened with Streit was that he was on for both goals against giving him a -2. On the goal he got an assist, he passed the puck to Anders Lee and got off for a shift change. So as Lee passed the puck to Martin and Martin scored, Streit wasn't on the ice when the goal was scored, so he doesn't get a +.
A lot of people say this about +/-, but I think it's a pretty telling stat. For reasons like this Streit incident and EN goals against, I don't think it's a stat that you nitpick with, but in general it is a good measure of the most important thing in hockey (scoring more goals than the other team).

We've been knocking Boyes for his lack of defensive effort all year. -10. We've been praising Bailey for his defensive ability. +6. It's not a perfect stat, but it's far from a waste.


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