Monday Morning Musings, With Me “The Big E”: The Leafs Plus-Minus?

April 5th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
With the Toronto Maple Leafs season winding down, a new hope for next year has been born. A great many fans and media will literally be going stir crazy over the summer in anticipation.

Over that same period of time, there is bound to be a great deal of speculation as to what the Leafs should do, how they should do it, who they should get, and so on.

Several other issues have plagued the team as well over the course of this season, and one of them is the overall plus minus.

The question is, does it really matter?

The answer isn't easy, because it is yes...and no.

The best team in the league, the Washington Capitals, have nine players overall that are in the minus column; the Leafs, 18.

The Caps have 199 goals for, the Leafs 151, but in all fairness, Ovechkin himself is solely responsible for that discrepancy.

Washington has 129 goals against while Toronto has 156 which make them plus-70 and minus-5 respectively.

During the 2003/2004 season, before the arrival of the "Great 8," the Capitals had an incredible 29 players that were at least a minus-1. The arrival of Ovechkin and other p ...

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