Yesterday I began my sabermetrics and hockey series for this summer by posting the top 20 players by adjusted +/- ratings last season. At number one on the list is Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks. He posted a +24.2 rating to beat out Patrice Bergeron of Boston by 0.4 points.
Sharp had a good season last year. He scored 69 points and was the second highest scorer on the Chicago Blackhawks. He is a responsible defensive forward, though he is a step behind the serious Selke Trophy candidates. What exactly does it mean that he leads the NHL in adjusted +/-?
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from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Still sporting perhaps the best core of players in the league in Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, the Hawks are again in a position where seemingly tweaks more than an overhaul are needed to catch the Kings.
Any comparison between the Hawks and the new champs starts with the goaltending...
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