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Old 09-01-2012, 01:03 PM   #1478
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by pc1 View Post
Incidentally Bobby Orr, in the 1970-71 NHL season had a plus-minus rating of 124, the highest in NHL history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1fMcTq8Esk
Orr is generally regarded as the most naturally gifted hockey player ever, and Hoad is generally regarded as the most naturally gifted tennis player ever. Both had their record-breaking years shortened by injury.
Orr's peak lasted from about 1968 to 1972, while Hoad's was about 1956 to 1960. Almost the same duration of peak form, and terminated by injury in the final year of the periods.
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