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06-09-2005, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by gary69
I sure appreciate, great work. On the Vachon save%, is that now official, I thought the NHL started counting those stats for 1982/83 season. I remember someone doing estimates for earlier save%, though.
In the book The Hockey Compendium by Klein and Reif, they published save percentage totals that a fan researched and tabulated for the years `55 thru `67, `71, `75 and `76. The NHL hasn`t "officially recognized" the numbers, but nobody has questioned their authenticity. The THN Yearbook in `80, `81 and `82 had totals that a fan recorded from summaries in The Hockey News, unfortunately THN summaries were often prone to typos and mistakes, so while those may not be exactly correct, it`s better than an estimate. I`m currently trying to do the `79 season from an online newspaper archive ( the same method I`m using to find these voting results), and I`m about halfway through the season, but you can only look at so many blurry newspaper summaries before you have to put it down for awhile.

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