Originally written May 07, 2012 on JibbleScribbits:
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Yesterday Mike Chambers of the Denver Post had a write up at the Denver Post on Jan Hejda. I was unimpressed with his analysis.Let's first adress the (very slight) potshot at me:Don’t believe your little league anonymous blogger — plus-minus is hockey’s best overall statistic, Actually let's ignore the potshot and look at the content. You should question what I say. Always. You should be skeptical. Just because I say it, it doesn't make it true. An opinion is worth nothing until it can be backed up. So what's the basis for Mike's opinion that +/- is "hockey's best overall statistic"because it’s how hockey players judge themselvesOh. Well what about the people whose job is actually judging how well hockey players are playing.  Like a coach. Maybe an NHL coach. Maybe a Jack Adams and 2x President's cup winning coach? What would  a person with that kind of pedigree have to say about +/-:"[plus/minus] is not ­really indicative of how a player...
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