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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