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Front Line: Factoring in plus/minus

Updated: January 22, 2013, 8:24 PM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

Plus/minus doesn't get enough discussion in the fantasy hockey realm, and there are a number of good reasons for that. First off, it's fickle. Plus/minus will ebb and flow at different times, for different players and in different situations.

Another big problem is that it is in no way tied directly to a player's offensive or defensive ability. Pluses and minuses are handed out in this statistical category for literally "just being there." A player can be on the opposite side of ...

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