If you’ve been following the Flyers this season, you’ve surely heard about how well off-season acquisition Andrej Meszaros has been playing. And it’s true: he has been playing quite well so far.â†µ
But one of the first pieces of evidence used to show how well Meszaros has been is his league-leading plus/minus, which currently sits at +29.â†µ
If you go look at the league-leaders in this category – found here – you should see a fascinating trend.â†µ
Sixty percent of the top-30 players in plus/minus play for only three teams. Seven of the top-30 are members of the Flyers, five are Bruins, and six are Canucks.â†µ
What do those three teams have in common? You guessed it, they are currently 1st, 2nd, and 4th goal differential. Amazing how that works out. If your team has a high plus/minus, shockingly, so will your players.