as brought up in a Rocket Richard thread . . . this was from the time before games were televised and they had instant replay. the ethical and impeccable Dick Irvin Jr. wrote about this for a couple of pages in â€œMy 26 Stanley Cupsâ€ (start of On The Air in the 1960s chapter) he writes about how playersâ€™ bonusâ€™s would be based in many cases on points at the end of the season. Irvin was the official â€œscorerâ€ (score-keeper) in Montreal at the time (late 50s, early 60s) . . . A scorer would feel the pressure especially near the end of the season when the boys were trying to reach their bonus targets. Either they claimed they got an assist they didnâ€™t get credit for, and usually didnâ€™t deserve, or someone else on their team would ask on their behalf. Doug Harvey was the worst offender. Often, after a Canadiens goal was announced, Harvey would grab the phone in the penalty box and curse me up and down for being stingy with assists. Heâ€™d scream, â€œThey give them out everywhere else but you wonâ€™t, you cheap ba$tard.â€ In other words, other scorers in the league are dishonest and you should be too.(p. 95) Iâ€™ve read about this elsewhere, but I could remember the Irvin bit right off, so could pull it off the shelf easily. Iâ€™d love to read other scholars sources on this. Many of the scorekeepers and players involved donâ€™t want to and never have talked about it, but Iâ€™ve come across numerous references to it over the years.