Template:Did you know nominations/Gary Suter

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The result was: promoted by BlueMoonset (talk) 00:05, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Gary Suter[edit]

5x expanded by Resolute (talk). Self nom at 02:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

  • Comment:I don't think the hook is correct. Cully Dahlstrom won the Calder in 1937–38 a year after the award went from rookie of the year honors to the Calder Trophy. Dahlstrom, born in Minnesota, was according to the first American-born player to win the Calder according to the Toronto Daily Star. I realize the hooks reference, the Dubuque Telegraph - Herald says otherwise and should be an RS. But sources seem to be conflicting. --Mo Rock...Monstrous (leech44) 17:29, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Good catch, thanks. The DTH may have been meaning Suter was the first defenceman. I'll draft a new hook shortly. Resolute 18:22, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Judging by the correction in this New York Times article, it seems many in the press made that error. Anyway...
Expansion and date check out. Everything appears to be in order.

Symbol question.svg Perhaps a more veteran DYK member could answer a a question. IMHO the hook is good to go. However, I could see it going against the letter of the rules. There is no blatant line in the article that says Gary won his medal 22 years after Bob, but both Bob's 1980 medal and Gary's 2002 wins are referenced by reliable sources (as well as that they are brothers) and math is math so that's 22 years. The rules say "The hook fact must be cited in the article with an inline citation to a reliable source, since inline citations are used to support specific statements in an article." Like I stated I think the hook is fine, and follows at the very least the spirit of the rule, but I'm not sure how to the letter it has to be. Figured I'd ask now before it comes possibly comes up at a later time. Thanks --Mo Rock...Monstrous (leech44) 20:07, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

In this case, simple math is not an issue: the one occurred in 1980 and the other in 2002, which is 22 years apart. A hook was approved earlier this month with a similar simple math basis. (See WP:CALC for the Wikipedia policy involved.) However, I think the article needs to make the "22 year" statement explicitly if it's to be used in the ALT hook; I suggest adding it to the end of the sentence that talks about the silver medal; perhaps something like "for the silver-medal winning American team, 22 years after his brother Bob had won the gold in 1980." You can reiterate FN3 there, along with FN41. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:55, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Easily done, and done! Resolute 20:53, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. Thanks for the help and the fix. --Mo Rock...Monstrous (leech44) 18:04, 10 February 2013 (UTC)