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Pascal Dupuis And Chris Kunitz Have Top Adjusted +/- Ratings

Yesterday I posted the top players by adjusted +/- rating last season.  Leading the group is Pascal Dupuis of the Pittsburgh Penguins with a +24.0 rating and one point behind him is his linemate Chris Kunitz.  While this shows that these two players are good hockey players who had good seasons, it is a major endorsement of Sidney Crosby.  Crosby was their third linemate and played 36 of 48 games and finished sixth with a +19.0 rating.  Since we are looking at a +/- counting number Kunitz and Dupuis continued to increase their totals with Crosby out. 

Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz are good puck possession players.  Their stats were inflated by playing with top linemates - especially Sidney Crosby.  I think this is evidence that Crosby is the best player in the NHL and should have won the MVP.  His line was the best puck possession line in the NHL last season by +/- numbers.  Alexander Ovechkin actually won the Hart Trophy and for the record he was a +0.6.  This is evidence that the Hart Trophy was poorly decided.

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