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12-02-2013, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by No Reimer Reason View Post
Ok, thanks for clearing that up. Makes sense to me. My opinion is +/- rating is one of the most overrated statistics (not as much as GAA though). Examples.....

Ron Francis was a -6 during his career, but is widely known as one of the better two-way centers to ever play the game.

Bob Gainey won the Selke trophy in 79/80, while he was -2.

On the other hand, Jaromir Jagr is currently +289 in his career, but has been regarded as one of the biggest "floaters" in the league.
I agree that it's very overrated. There are more factors than individual play that come into play when taking +/- into account.

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