Does Joe Hall Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

In this episode, we discuss whether or not Joe Hall belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame, or is he just there because we contracted the Spanish Flu during the Stanley Cup Finals. Listen here:

Here are Joe Hall’s career stats:


  • NHL: 1917-1919; 2 seasons, both quality
  • 15G (16th All Time at his death), 9A (12th) for 24P (16th) in 37 games (8th); 8.4 PS (4th)
  • At his death, Hall was third all time in Defensive Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 34G, 20A for 53P
  • Playoffs: 1A for 1P in 7 games
  • Hall held the career record for playoff games played (along with many others ) until 1920
  • Adjusted: 22G, 47A for 69P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 49G, 104A for 153P
  • If the qualifier is set absurdly low for Hall to qualify, then Hall is 16th All Time in Adjusted PPG (silly)
  • Traded only when the NHA became the NHL
  • NHA:
    • 52G (maybe in Top 20), 17A (maybe in Top 20) for 69P (maybe in Top 20) in 137 Games (1st?)
    • Playoffs: 5G, for 5P in 4 games???


  • Top 10 Player (by Point Shares) once (’18)
  • Best Defensive Player (by Defensive Point Shares) once (’18), Top 5 twice (’19)
  • Top 10 in Assists once


(Stanley Cup vied for by multiple leagues)

  • Top 2 D (by points) on one NHL Runner Up (’18 Canadiens), Top 4 D (by points) on one Stanley Cup finalist (’19 Canadiens), series not completed due to Spanish flu, which killed Hall
  • Captain and Best D? on one Stanley Cup Champion (’12 Bulldogs), Best D? on one Stanley Cup Champion (’13 Bulldogs)
  • Reserve (by points) on one Stanley Cup Champion (’07 Thistles)
  • Top 2? D on one Stanley Cup Runner Up (’04 Winnipeg Rowing Club)

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