1960 plus minus

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  1. nik jr

    nik jr Registered User

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    page 16 of 11-29-1960 Ottawa Citizen


    does anyone know any more about this, or know how to find the other numbers?
     
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    The stat had been privately kept by teams in the 1960s, but this is the earliest I've seen of it publicly released.

    In Total Hockey , there's an article about the evolution of statistics by Ron Andrews where he talks about finally convincing the NHL to release these numbers to the public; but in there he said the first year they were put out was '63-'64 (Pilote had the highest mark that season).

    Where to find them? The best bet would probably be old issues of The Hockey News from that era if they can be tracked down. I really wish THN would put their archives online like Sports Illustrated did. I would love to see some of those numbers. Especially curious about Orr's +/- in '66-'67.
     
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    thanks, reckoning

    i assume someone must have been privately recording +/- at some point in the '50s if the NHL publicized it in 1960.

    that article was only about 1/4 into the season, and i wonder if NHL released these stats from later in the season, or at the end of the season.
     

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