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Concerns Over Iginla’s Minus-10

from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,

His next closest competition is another handful back, with current linemates Mikael Backlund and Alex Tanguay and defenceman Jay Bouwmeester all at minus-5 for the year.

While Iginla’s five goals have him in a tie for the team lead, he’s nowhere near the top of the NHL charts in that statistical category, one in which he can usually be found.

But in a five-way tie for 685th prior to Wednesday night’s action, Iginla’s double-digit minus rating had him in a deadlock for the league’s eighth worst in that area of five-on-five action.

And while the merits of plus/minus can be debated at length in terms of what the number represents, there’s reason to be concerned when it’s your top offensive players being outscored on a regular basis.

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