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# How do you determine a plus or minus rating in hockey?

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###### 2016-07-14 12:51:16

If you are on the ice for a goal for it is rated as a +, and if you are on the ice for a goal against it is a -. Thus the higher the + the better. These stats are not kept for goalies and is very indicitive of a defenceman's performance.

A player receives a �plus� if he is on the ice when his team scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal. He receives a �minus� if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by opposing team.

Generally, good defensive hockey players have good +/- ratings (not a lot of goals against are scored on their watch). It depends on what team you're on. On a bad defensive team, or one with a bad goalie, a low minus rating (like -4) might not be that bad. I.e. you're one of the better defensive players on that team. Plus/Minus Rating in HockeyRule 1: If you are playing even strength (5 on 5, 4 on 4, 3 on 3) and your team scores, you get a plus and the team scored upon gets a minus.

Rule 2: If you are playing on the powerplay (more men than the opposing team) and your team gets scored on, (the lesser team scores) your team gets the plus and the powerplay team gets a minus. But if the powerplay team scores, neither team gets a + or a -.

Rule 3: A penalty shot/shoot-out doesn't count for either team for a + or -

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## Related Questions

What happens is when a goal is scored, all the players on the scoring team get plus one on their plus-minus rating, and all the players on the scored on team gets minus one on their rating. signed Hockey Man

== == NO. They are not part of the regular game/ player stats.

No, since a player has to be on the ice in even strength situations for plus/minus to count.

Bobby Orr had the single best year when it comes to plus/minus, with a stupendous plus-124 rating in 1970-71.

Same mathematical signs equal plus Different mathematical signs equal minus Plus Plus = Plus (+)(+) = + Minus Minus = Plus (-)(-) = + Plus Minus = Minus (+)(-) = - Minus Plus = Minus (-)(+) = - So the direct answer to your question would be: plus minus equals minus

the sign - is the sign for minus. on stats, it will read +/- which stand for plus-minus. you get a plus every time ur on the ice when ur team scores a goal. you get a minus when ur on the ice and the opposition scores

Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins with a 33+ rating.

When a player is on the ice for a goal or gets a point he gets a plus, which add up. But when the player is on the ice for a goal against he gets a minus. For example.. if the player is on the ice for a goal and 2 goals against his plus minus would be -1. Hope this helps

A minus and a minus makes a plus A plus and a plus makes a plus A minus and a plus or plus and a minus makes a minus 7 - -2 is a minus and a minus Therefore the answer is 7 + 2 = 9

A minus plus a minus will give a sum with a minus also.

Yes it does. A minus is the opposite of something, so the minus of a minus is a plus.

== == Pro Hockey leauges have an official stats person who produces the plus minus numbers, which are released to the sports media, who publish them for the public to read. Plus minus numbers are based on a simple fact, was a player on the ice when his team scored a goal? If yes , he gets a plus point on his stats. was he on the ice when the other team scored on his team? If so, he gets a minus point on his sheet.

A plus with a minus under it means "plus or minus" in math.

Because both minus signs to be cut therefore minus * minus will be treated as plus numbers

A plus times a plus is still a plus. Below is the way I remembered it: If there is not a minus sign, it is plus (positive). If there is 1 minus sign, it is minus (negative). If there are 2 minus signs, it is plus (positive).

No, it becomes a plus, since minus x minus = plus

it's referring to the plus/minus stat while a player is on the ice. Is the team PLUS a number of goals or MINUS a number of goals? Well, the E stands for EVEN, as the players team has played to an EVEN score while he has been on the ice. Not plus, and not minus. E for EVEN. (Inn)

Your question does not make sense. It would probably be interpreted as a + = ++a ---a

a minus and a plus equal a minus number yeh dude

negative read this : "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

plus times plus = plus minus times plus = minus plus times minus = minus minus times minus = plus so when you subtract a number it is the same as adding its negative; for example 7 - 4 = 3 7 + (1)(-4) = 3

A minus plus a minus is not necessarily positive. A minus multiplied by a minus is. The reason being that the minus of a minus is a positive. It's a double negative.

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