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Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Level: 129 Posts: 1606/5147 EXP: 24745637 For next: 304084 Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 1 day # 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: 97 Posts: 942/2679 EXP: 8995516 For next: 321842 Since: 12.10.02 From: Canada Since last post: 3076 days Last activity: 3076 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: 106 Posts: 1436/3273 EXP: 12518892 For next: 153092 Since: 23.1.02 From: Phoenix, AZ Since last post: 13 days Last activity: 13 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 Italian Moderator Level: 35 Posts: 25/245 EXP: 255324 For next: 24614 Since: 1.3.02 From: Worcester, MA Since last post: 203 days Last activity: 2 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: 106 Posts: 1437/3273 EXP: 12518892 For next: 153092 Since: 23.1.02 From: Phoenix, AZ Since last post: 13 days Last activity: 13 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 Italian Moderator Level: 35 Posts: 26/245 EXP: 255324 For next: 24614 Since: 1.3.02 From: Worcester, MA Since last post: 203 days Last activity: 2 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: 144 Posts: 1013/6668 EXP: 36483148 For next: 227246 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 2 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: 31 Posts: 86/197 EXP: 185286 For next: 79 Since: 3.1.02 From: SoCal 4 Life Since last post: 2486 days Last activity: 747 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 Frankfurter Level: 60 Posts: 273/859 EXP: 1679303 For next: 93485 Since: 13.2.02 From: Back in the Heart of Hali Since last post: 315 days Last activity: 1 hour
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 Banger Level: 98 Posts: 1140/2687 EXP: 9332115 For next: 322272 Since: 4.1.02 From: The Hague, Netherlands (Europe) Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 1 hour # 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: 36 Posts: 194/267 EXP: 292315 For next: 15798 Since: 4.1.02 From: Fairfax, VA Since last post: 1767 days Last activity: 372 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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