The Los Angeles Kings struggled through parts of their first 10 games, but managed a 6-4-0 record. Just six L.A. players have a positive plus/minus rating. What exactly does that indicate? Well, opinions vary.
Some believe it shows how effective a forward is defensively. Others, like Brian Burke, dismiss it completely.
Regardless of how you view plus/minus, it remains one of the major NHL stats aside from goals, assists and points. As for the 2013-14 Kings, the majority of their players should be on the positive side by season's end.
With that said, here is a look at which five players will have the highest plus/minus rating this season.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com