led the playoffs in Goals twice. So, as the second old timer inducted by the Veteran’s Committee, it makes some sense he was admitted to the Hall of Fame.
But did he do enough else to really belong? He was never really a regular season star.
In this episode, we discuss Herbie Lewis’ Hockey Hall of Fame case:
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The most iconic Sabre in history (except for Hasek, perhaps), Perreault never won a Cup or led the league in any offensive category.
But his playoff numbers are outstanding, as are his international best-on-best numbers. And, to this day, there are things he did in the NHL that only a few other select players have ever done.
So, does Gilbert Perreault belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Or, more accurately, where does Perreault rank among the greatest centres All Time?
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Bill Barber had one excellent regular season, led one playoff in Goals, won 2 Cups and went to four Finals.
But, other than that, his career was not amazing.
Unless you compare him to other Left Wings.
So, is Bill Barber one of the Greatest Left Wings of All Time? And does that make him Hall of Fame worthy?
Listen to us talk about Bill Barber’s Hockey Hall of Fame case here:
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Flaman was an old-school defender who rarely scored, so we can’t evaluate his career based on his numbers.
But he had a stretch of Top 5 Norris finishes, including a few Top 3 finishes, and some 2nd All Star Team appearances that suggest he was really well regarded near the end of his career.
So, does Fernie Flaman belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?
List to us talk about him here:
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Denis Potvin was the greatest offensive D between Bobby Orr and Paul Coffey. He might have been the best all around defender too, as when was the last time you heard someone complain about his defence?
So obviously Denis Potvin belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But where does he rank all time?
Listen to us try to figure it out:
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Mike Bossy is
1st All Time in Goals Per Game, was Top 5 in GPG in all but one season of his NHL career and is the only player other than Gretzky to score 50 goals 9 straight times.
nobody is hurt by Hockey Reference’s adjustment for era more than Mike Bossy. So arguably nobody benefited from playing when they did more than Bossy.
So, is Mike Bossy the greatest goal scorer in NHL history?
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Clint Smith set the single-season record for assists in the ’40s. So of course he should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Right?
Well, he did it during World War II, when talent in the league was quiet watered down. He doesn’t have a lot of other accomplishments. And he doesn’t have the Cups that many other “veterans committee” inductees of the ’90s have.
So, does Clint Smith belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Listen to us try to sort it out here:
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Bob Pulford is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. If you’re a Leafs fan, like one of us, you probably never asked “why?”
led the playoffs in assists when the Leafs last one a Stanley Cup. He also led the league in Short-Handed goals three times. That’s basically his case.
Don’t believe us? Read on. Or listen to us talk about Bob Pulford’s Hall of Fame case here:
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