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12-17-2013, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by CharlieGirl View Post
Okay (I disagree but let's go with it). Why do you think Simmonds +/- is worse than any of the other wingers on the team and all but one defenseman?

I think the career year he had masked a lot of his faults, and we're now seeing the real player. An energy guy that will get some goals and cause havoc out there. Not a bad player to have, but hardly a game changer.
Well, he's not a great producer at 5 on 5. He does the bulk of his scoring on the power play. Producing at 5 on 5 would greatly help his +/-. He also hasn't ever played with a defensively responsible center while on the Flyers. He played with Briere the last two years. And this year, he's played with Lecavalier and Schenn. Lecavalier is -6 through 22 games. Schenn is even despite being noticeably worse in his own zone.

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