Some possible problems with TH2 stats for 1920-21
- View SourceA change between the first and second editions of Total Hockey
(referred to below as TH1 and TH2) was the separation of statistics
for the Stanley Cup finals from 1917-18 through 1925-26, since these
were not NHL vs. NHL matchups (I'm currently making a similar change
to the database). It looks like a few things may have slipped through
the cracks in making the transition.
TH2 lists Eddie Gerard of Ottawa with 7 playoff games in 1920-21 (1 G,
0 A, 50 PIM), and another 5 in the Stanley Cup finals (0 G, 0 A, 44
PIM). However, there were only 2 games in the NHL playoffs (Ottawa
vs. Toronto) that year, so 7 games is obviously incorrect. I'm
assuming that his correct stats for the NHL playoffs should be 2 GP, 0
G, 0 A, and 6 PIM.
Morley Bruce was listed with 7 playoff games in TH1. He is listed
with 2 playoff games in TH2, with no entry for Cup finals. Similarly,
Jack MacKell was listed with 6 playoff games in TH1. He is listed
with 2 games in TH2, with no entry for Cup finals. I'm assuming these
were oversights, so I'm including them in the stats for the Cup finals
with 5 and 4 games, respectively.
Finally, not related to the playoff stats issue, TH1 listed Sprague
Cleghorn with two stints during the regular season - 3 games with
Ottawa, followed by 13 with Toronto (and a return to Ottawa for the
Cup finals). TH2 dropped the initial 3 game stint with Ottawa and
left the Toronto stats unchanged. I'm leaving in the 3 game stint