Chuck Rayner was one of the better goalies of his era.
But…he wasn’t the best. And given lack of accomplishments, and the relative brevity of his career compared to some other, bigger names, as well as how high the Hall of Fame’s standards on goalies have grown stricter, it’s really hard to understand why Rayner is in the Hall of Fame when some other goalies aren’t.
Listen to us talk about Chuck Rayner’s Hall of Fame case here:
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Until Bobby Orr, nobody had more Norris trophies than Doug Harvey. And, arguably, only other NHL defenceman could claim similar acclaim, Eddie Shore.
But things have changed. There have been numerous D who have eclipsed Harvey’s offensive accomplishments and Lidstrom tied him for the second most Norris trophies ever.
So where does Harvey rank now? Is he Top 3? Top 5? Top 10?
Listen to us talk about his Hall of Fame case here:
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The list of the best and worst trades for the Quebec Bulldogs/Hamilton Tigers is a little bit like our article on the best and worst trades for the original Ottawa Senators. We’ve had to combine the two lists into one article, because there just aren’t that many trades.
For these two lists, we will be focusing only on NHL trades, even though the franchise was founded in 1878. And we will be relying on Point Shares as our metric. For an explanation, please see our original list, the 25 Best Trades in Toronto Maple Leafs history.
Top 5 Bulldogs/Tigers Trades of All Time
We’ve only picked the top 5 trades because, honestly, there aren’t many good ones.
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Maurice’s less famous brother is the winningest player in NHL history in terms of Stanley Cups. But, does he have more of a case than just his 11 Stanley Cups?
Listen to us discuss Henri Richard’s Hall of Fame case here:
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So far, in covering our Best and Worst Trades by Point Shares, we’ve focused on either the best or worst for each franchise. However, the Original Ottawa Senators are a special case. The most successful early hockey franchise, they existed for decades before the NHL existed, but then they only made it to the 1930s.
So, there are two issues with creating this list:
The first is that there aren’t that many NHL trades compared to the Original Six franchises.
The second is that, due to the length of the season at the time, the trades didn’t result in huge point share increases or decreases.
So we’ve combined the two into one post. See the methodology in how we rank trades here.
The Top 4 Original Ottawa Senators/St. Louis Eagles Trades of All Time
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Is Dickie Moore the least discussed Habs great of his era? He is famous in Montreal but not so much in the rest of North America.
He’s arguably one of the best Left Wings of all time. For one thing, he has the second most Art Ross trophies among Left Wings after Bobby Hull.
Listen to us discuss Dickie Moore’s Hall of Fame case here:
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