From Do Thrashers Have Talons?:
When a questioner criticized Ilya Kovalchuk for being a minus player, Anderson interjected. He said that plus/minus was very much affected by the quality of the team and that best way to interpret plus/minus is look at players at the extremes. “If someone is way ahead or behind the team average that tells you something about that particular player.” He pointed that Kovalchuk was on a team were most players were minus and he was pretty close to average in that respect.
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This interview of Anderson makes you think Atlanta made the right decision when it decided to hire the veteran AHL coach.