by PuckStopsHere on 07/16/13 at 10:41 PM ET
It was late June when I wrote the sabermetrics and hockey post listing the worst 20 players in the 2013 season by adjusted +/-. The worst player was Tanner Glass of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh also had the top players in the league in Sidney Crosby's linemates Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz.
Tanner Glass is one player who doesn't belong on a team as good as Pittsburgh. He managed only two points all season but played every regular season game. Come playoff time, he was scratched in all but five playoff games. When the games got important, Pittsburgh realized that he was a liability. Despite that he is signed for next season. It will be interesting if Pittsburgh plays him regularly next season. Glass is your typical example of a player who is ineffective and still playing. He is a hard working, fan favorite that his teammates like who has been totally ineffective. It is hard to scratch popular player who works hard regardless of how much of a liability he is. A player like Tanner Glass shouldn't be in the NHL. Even in his best season, he had never done better than five goals and 16 points. The typical "replacement player" would be more valuable than Tanner Glass.
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