Without opening up too much of a can of worms....
Jason posted this over at the JD hockey site:
I just gotta say that we screwed up the point system in regards to plus/minus. It shouldn't be weighted as heavily as a goal or an assist. It should be no more than a half a point, especially if PIMs are only weighted at .2. Had I been able to post on JD, I would have seen how the scoring was set up and spoke up sooner. I don't even lurk on there anymore so I really didn't see how Brent had set it up. If you can change it at this point, change it now. I'd hate to see a plus/minus cost someone the league.
I think it's a reasonable statement and to be completely honest, I agree with him, but didn't want to bring it up. The reason I didn't bring it up was because looking at my results early on, I was getting hammered by minus points so I thought it might be a bit self serving. Now that someone else has brought it up, I agree.
It's sufficiently early on that changing the stat shouldn't do too much to the standings (I think) so I'd like to open it up for discussion, acknowledging that yeah, once the season starts, etc. But I'm proposing dropping the +/- value to 0.5 points from one, not getting rid of it entirely. So it'll still have value in both directions, but as Jason points out, it is a bit strong in its weighting.
Needs to be majority vote, otherwise it's left until next year. Please provide feedback/opinions/vote.