I know, +/- is a much despised stat, and many question its validity. Nevertheless. I was looking at career stats for Vancouver players and clicking the various columns, and when I looked at +/- I was baffled.
It may not be one of the more prestigious categories, but when looking at the all time +/- of Canucks players, it seems obvious that the current crop (in bold) are heads and shoulders above their predecessors:1) Henrik Sedin +179
2) Daniel Sedin +160
3) Alex Burrows +115
4) Dana Murzyn +785) Sami Salo +76
6) Marek Malik +58
7) Christian Ehrhoff +55
8) Clifford Ronning +549) Dan Hamhuis +54
10 Willie Mitchell +4911 Ryan Kesler +47
12 Brendan Morrison +45
It also confirms my view of Morrison as one of the most underrated Canucks players of all time.
His old linemates Marcus Näslund and Todd Bertuzzi are +2 and +3 respectively...
That's a hell of a difference for players who spent most of their time on the ice together.