Talk:Billy Smith (ice hockey)

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Scoring stats[edit]

Since not everyone knows the quirks (silly ones) of official statitsitcal scoring in hiockey. I think it should be explained in an ENCYCLOPEDIA article that getting credit for scoring a goal is not the same as in football. Hockey does not have an own goal stat thus Smith's "goal" should always be explained in general audiences that include non hockey types. Bona Fides 14:33, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

The danger is that a reader who looks at the fact that Smith was the first to get a goal actually scored it. If the reader is not a fan of hockey but of say football... he would get an incorrect impression. This is not supposed to be liomited to hiockey fans. Bona Fides 16:05, 28 July 2006 (UTC) I am NOT going to change Smith's article ... I think we should get some consensus to whether this scoring rule should be explicitly explained in these articles. Bona Fides 16:05, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Disambiguation[edit]

Google results:

  • "Billy Smith" + "hockey" = 59,000
  • "Billy Smith" + "football" = 28,000
  • "Billy Smith" + "rugby" = 7,000.

Given that the hockey player has almost twice as many results as all other usages for the name on Wikipedia combined, there's no need at all for this action, which I'll revert at once.  Ravenswing  13:56, 10 July 2008 (UTC)