Does Georges Buck Boucher Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Georges Boucher aka Buck Boucher was among the very best defencemen of the NHL’s first decade and a half. Where does he rank all time?

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Does Scott Niedermayer Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Obviously he does deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. The question is more, “where does he rank all time among great NHL defencemen?”

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Does Brian Rafalski Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

By certain metrics – Defensive Point Shares, Point Shares, Plus/Minus – Brian Rafalski was the second best defenceman to play at least 750 games between 1999 and 2011. But if you watched him play, or you look up his Average Time on Ice (ATOI), you know he was never a #1 defenceman.

So, what gives? Was Rafalski so incredible he should have had his own team? Or did he luck out with his defence partners?

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Does Joe Simpson Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Bullet Joe Simpson was considered by none other than Newsy Lalonde as the best hockey player in the world. How good was he? How can we tell?

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Does Chris Chelios Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Chris Chelios has one of the most impressive resumes of any American defenseman. He might have the most impressive resume. So the question isn’t so much whether or not he belongs in the Hall of Fame, but where does he rank among the greatest NHL defenders ever.

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Does Gary Suter Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Gary Suter is one of the top offensive defencemen in the history of the NHL. However, many of the defenders above Suter on the points list played at exactly the same time so, in context, his impressive offensive numbers don’t look so impressive.

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