Statistics never give an accurate description of reality. Especially in sports. But still...it can give indications. I have looked into the rosters of USA, Canada, Sweden, Czech Republic and Slovakia to see how the squads have performed this year in the NHL when it comes to +/-. I know this is far from a perfect tool to measure quality. Many factors are effecting an individual player's +/-. Like team mates, opposition, the players role in the team etc... Anyway - here's how it looks. USA: +62 (defenders +30, forwards +32) Canada: +57 (d +5, f +52) Sweden: +83 (d +10, f +73) Czech Republic +29 (d +26, f +3) Slovakia +59 (d 41, f +18) The weak numbers for Canada are mainly explained by Rob Blake (-14) and Adam Foote (-12). Come to think of it, I am not really sure what this info says. Use it as you like. Or even better - don't.