Does Brett Hull Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

by Johnmaxmena2 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Brett Hull is one of the greatest goal scorers in NHL history but he is often accused of being so one-dimensional that he shouldn’t be considered a great player.

In this episode, we discuss his case and whether or not he’s as one-dimensional as many often claim.

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Stats:

Career

  • NHL: 1986-2006; 18 seasons, 16 quality
  • 741G (4th All Time), 650A for 1391P (22nd), +23 in 1269 games; 154.6 PS; 17:56 ATOI[1. Since 1998-99]
  • Hull is 8th All Time in GPG
  • Hull is 11th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Hull is 1st in Goals,[2. Hull is ahead by 88 goals] GPG,[3. Hull is ahead by .11 GPG] PPG, OPS[4. Hull is ahead by 17 Offensive Point Shares] and PS,[5. Hull is ahead by 11.9 Point Shares, or the equivalent of a very good season on a good team] 7th in Assists and APG, 3rd in Points, and 10th in Games[6. Of the 11 players to play in at least 1250 games between 1986 and 2004]
  • 82-game average: 48G, 42A for 90P, +1
  • 3-year peak (1989-92): 80-game average of 79G, 43A for 122P, +7
  • Playoffs: 103G (4th All Time), 87A for 190P (7th), +13 in 202 games (19th); 18:33 ATOI[6. Since 1998-99]
  • Adjusted: 738G (5th All Time), 652A for 1390P (22nd)
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 47G, 42A for 90P
  • Traded once at the beginning of his career.

Accomplishments

  • Hart (’91), Ted Linsday (’91)
  • Lady Byng (’90)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting twice more (’90, ’92), Top 5 in Calder voting (’88)
  • Best Player[7. By Point Shares] once (’91), Top 5 thrice (’90, ’92)
  • Best Offensive Player[8. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’91), Top 5 four times (’90, ’92, ’94), Top 10 five times (’95)
  • Scored 85 goals once,[9. 1 of only 3 players ever to do so] 70 goals thrice,[8. 1 of only 2 players ever to do so] 55 goals four times,[10. 1 of 6 players ever to do so] 50 goals five times,[11. 1 of 11 players ever to do so] 40 goals eight times[12. 1 of 10 players ever to do so] 35 goals ten times,[13. 1 of 11 players ever to do so] 30 goals thirteen times,[14. 1 of of 9 players ever to do so] 25 goals sixteen times,[15. 1 of 7 players ever to do so] 20 goals seventeen times[16. 1 of 14 players ever to do so]
  • Tallied 40 assists ten times
  • Scored 130 points once,[17. 1 of only 23 players ever to do so] 110 points twice, 100 points four times,[18. 1 of 25 players ever to do so] 90 points five times, 80 points eight times, 70 points eleven times, 60 points fourteen times,[19. 1 of 20 players ever to do so] 50 points seventeen times[20. 1 of 17 players ever to do so]
  • Led the league in Goals thrice, Top 5 four times, Top 10 eight times
  • Led the league in GPG thrice, Top 5 four times, Top 10 seven times
  • Top 5 in Points thrice
  • Top 5 in PPG twice, Top 10 four times
  • 1st Team All Star thrice
  • 8 All Star Games.

Great Teams

  • Top 3 Forward[21. Led playoffs in goals, assists and points but Modano played 125 minutes more than Hull did, while scoring 1 fewer points] on one Runner Up (’00 Stars), Top 3 Forward[22. By points and minutes] on one Champion (’99 Stars), Top 6 Forward[23. Led the playoffs in goals but played a lot less than a number of forwards on the team] on one Champion (’02 Red Wings)
  • Top 3 Forward[24. By points] on one Olympic Runner Up (’02 USA)
  • Best Skater[25. By points] on one World Cup Champion (’96 USA) and one Runner Up (’91 USA).

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