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Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Level: 136 Posts: 1606/5283 EXP: 29404134 For next: 692858 Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 249 days Last activity: 191 days # 1 Posted on 4.4.03 0105.53 Reposted on: 4.4.10 0110.13 need stat help... i couldn't find on nhl.com or espn.com on any info on what a +/- stat means or how it's calculated. can anyone explain it to me? Promote this thread!
fuelinjected Banger Level: 101 Posts: 942/2679 EXP: 10359299 For next: 358413 Since: 12.10.02 From: Canada Since last post: 4449 days Last activity: 4449 days # 2 Posted on 4.4.03 0114.06 Reposted on: 4.4.10 0114.42 If a player is on the ice when his team scores, he gets a +1. If he's on the ice when a goal is scored against his team, he gets a -1.
Jaguar Knackwurst Level: 110 Posts: 1436/3282 EXP: 14371900 For next: 37032 Since: 23.1.02 From: In a Blue State finally Since last post: 354 days Last activity: 157 days # 3 Posted on 4.4.03 0200.54 Reposted on: 4.4.10 0202.48 You don't get a +1 for a goal during a Power Play, though. At least, that's what NHL Hitz has lead me to believe.... -Jag
Keeper Blutwurst Moderator Level: 36 Posts: 25/249 EXP: 299382 For next: 8731 Since: 1.3.02 From: Worcester, MA Since last post: 1014 days Last activity: 5 days # 4 Posted on 4.4.03 0839.29 Reposted on: 4.4.10 0841.44 That is correct. You only get a plus or a minus on even strength goals, so shorthand and power play goals don't count.
Jaguar Knackwurst Level: 110 Posts: 1437/3282 EXP: 14371900 For next: 37032 Since: 23.1.02 From: In a Blue State finally Since last post: 354 days Last activity: 157 days # 5 Posted on 4.4.03 1044.35 Reposted on: 4.4.10 1046.02 You don't get a + for a short handed goal? What a ripoff. You should get a +2. -Jag
Keeper Blutwurst Moderator Level: 36 Posts: 26/249 EXP: 299382 For next: 8731 Since: 1.3.02 From: Worcester, MA Since last post: 1014 days Last activity: 5 days # 6 Posted on 4.4.03 1055.56 Reposted on: 4.4.10 1059.02 I made a mistake. You do get a plus or minus for a shorthanded goal. I was going by what I have been told over and over by the local announcers. I looked around a bit to verify that the information was correct and found this link, which states: When an even-strength or shorthanded goal is scored, every player on the ice for the team scoring the goal is credited with a plus. Every player on the ice for the team scored against gets a minus. A player's overall total is calculated by subtracting the minuses from the pluses. A high plus total is taken to suggest that a guy is a good defensive player. I verified it on another site, so I apologize for the misinformation.
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 153 Posts: 1013/7035 EXP: 45178436 For next: 145071 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 4 days # 7 Posted on 5.4.03 0257.58 Reposted on: 5.4.10 0258.25 The all-time record for plus/minus is Bobby Orr, who had a +- of over 100 one season. That's insane.
J.T. Dutch Pickled pork Level: 33 Posts: 86/197 EXP: 211723 For next: 17459 Since: 3.1.02 From: SoCal 4 Life Since last post: 3859 days Last activity: 230 days
Y!: # 8 Posted on 5.4.03 0827.40 Reposted on: 5.4.10 0827.48 ... Orr's +/- was +124, but I believe that those on the ice when a PP goal was scored were credited with pluses at that time. That isn't the case anymore. I think the highest +/- since the new standards came into effect is Wayne Gretzky's +98 in 1984-85.
tarnish Landjager Level: 62 Posts: 273/876 EXP: 1978300 For next: 6397 Since: 13.2.02 From: Back in the Heart of Hali Since last post: 34 days Last activity: 5 days
Y!: # 9 Posted on 5.4.03 2319.27 Reposted on: 5.4.10 2322.13 What makes the gaudy plus/minus ratings of Gretzky and Orr even more absurd is the fact that they were both on the ice for somewhere around half of any given game (well, Gretzky not quite half and Orr just over half). A plus/minus of +20 or better is excellent--only 30 or so guys in the league this year did better. Forsberg and Hedjuk lead the league with +50, which I'd consider pretty ridiculous; but numbers like +98 and +124 are not of this world.
dMp Knackwurst Level: 105 Posts: 1140/2932 EXP: 12155293 For next: 107007 Since: 4.1.02 From: The Hague, Netherlands (Europe) Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 16 hours # 10 Posted on 7.4.03 0846.56 Reposted on: 7.4.10 0848.21 Usually the +/- ratings are led by the best defenders (who also know how to score/pass) or by good two way forwards like Lidstrom, Pronger or Forsberg. I believe around +50 is the standard for the winner of this category at the end of the season.
PhilRippa Chourico Level: 37 Posts: 194/267 EXP: 334034 For next: 4222 Since: 4.1.02 From: Fairfax, VA Since last post: 3140 days Last activity: 1745 days # 11 Posted on 8.4.03 1157.54 Reposted on: 8.4.10 1159.01 This year's top 10 was 1 P. Forsberg (COL,LW) +52 Milan Hejduk (COL,RW) +52 3 N. Lidstrom (DET,D) +40 4 Jere Lehtinen (DAL,RW) +39 5 D. Hatcher (DAL,D) +37 6 Mike Modano (DAL,C) +34 Alex Tanguay (COL,LW) +34 8 E. Desjardins (PHI,D) +30 Adam Foote (COL,D) +30 10 Zdeno Chara (OTT,D) +29 So, as you can see, it helps to have Patrick Roy or Marty Turco as your goaltender :-P Phil
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