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Worst 20 Adjusted +/- (Counting Stat)

I have already posted the players with the top 20 adjusted +/- ratings as a counting stat and as a rate stat.  It is time to look at the flip side of these numbers and see who is failing in the role and putting up a bad adjusted +/-.  Today, I will post the counting stat list.

Here it is:

2009/10 Worst 20 Counting Stat Adjusted +/- Ratings
Adj +/- 
1Rod Brind’AmourCar


2Patrick O’SullivanEdm


3Michael Del ZottoNYR


4Ruslan FedotenkoPit


5Matt HunwickBos


6Jack JohnsonLA


7Chris ButlerBuf


7Kyle OkposoNYI


7Shawn HorcoffEdm


10Clarke MacArthurBuf


10Dennis WidemanBos


12Dustin ByfuglienChi


13Todd MarchantAna


14Marek SvatosCol


14Eric BrewerStL


14Ed JovanovskiPho


17Darcy HordichukVan


17Zach BogosianAtl


19Jonathan EricssonDet


20Kevin KleinNas


The players in this list must have played at least fifty games in the 2009/10 season with one team (if they played with more than one team, their 50+ games with one team are used and the results with the other team are not included).

For the most part this is a list of players who nobody considered the stars of their teams.  Most would be seen by their local fans as players who had poor seasons.  There are a few with solid reputations throughout the league (probably Dustin Byfuglien leads this list thanks to the playoffs - maybe Chicago could move him for salary cap reasons and not be impacted as much as other players).

Former two time Selke Trophy winner Rod Brind’Amour leads this list.  His career has fallen apart in the last couple years with his increasing age.  He was the worst on this list last year as well.  Brind’Amour shows that using faceoffs as an argument for the Selke Trophy is weak.  He finished third in the league this year with a 58.8% winning record and his poor performance (including poor defence) has him last in the league in adjusted +/-.  It is possible to have a top faceoff winning record and be poor defensively.  In fact, Carolina improved this season when they reduced Brind’Amour’s role with the team.

This adjusted +/- list gives a group of players who performed poorly in their roles in 2009/10.  These are players who should see reduced roles in the future, if their team has the depth to do so and assuming their performance is repeatable.  For example, rookie Michael Del Zotto will likely improve with age, though he was over his head defensively much of 2009/10.  If your team is depending upon any of these players in the future, probably your future is not very bright.

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pensfan29's avatar

Tony, how come all the posts the last few days have your tag?

Posted by pensfan29 on 06/20/10 at 09:40 PM ET

pensfan29's avatar

I think I just answered my own question. Paul’s at the award show?

Posted by pensfan29 on 06/20/10 at 09:42 PM ET

PuckStopsHere's avatar

This post does not have Tony’s tag, so you asked your question in the wrong place, but yes Paul is in Las Vegas for the awards show and Tony has picked up some of the slack.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 06/20/10 at 09:43 PM ET

Tony's avatar

Gosh darnit, so much for no one noticing…. wink

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 06/20/10 at 10:20 PM ET

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