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04-07-2013, 06:21 PM
Kel Varnsen
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Originally Posted by NickyFotiu View Post
Boyle got 19 minutes plus despite being in the box 4 minutes and playing a key role in our only goal allowed. If Boyle is so great defensively why does he have by far the worst plus/minus on the team at minus 11? It would have been minus 12 if not for the last second empty net goal last night.
Because plus/minus isn't purely a measure of defensive play. You see, the plus part is from offensive play. So literally half the metric is based upon offense, not defense. And that's before considering things like situational play, you're going to play a defense guy more in tough defensive positions while you're going to limit an offensive guy to more offensive positions.

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