Claude Provost won 9 Stanley Cups – in fact, he has the most Stanley Cups of anyone not already inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
He has better regular season numbers than at least one comparable player who has been inducted (
Dick Duff), though his playoff numbers aren’t any good.
Should he be in the Hall of Fame?
Listen to us talk about his case here:
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Never a top offensive player in the league, Dick Duff was inducted into the Hall of Fame 34 years after retired.
In the latest episode of our podcast, we ask why Dick Duff was inducted at all, why he was inducted when he was, and whether or not his induction sets a dangerous precedent for the Hall of Fame.
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Why are we even writing about Matt Cullen? Obviously he doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame, right?
Well, he’s 20th All Time in NHL Games Played. And he has 3 Stanley Cups at a time when that’s pretty rare.
So, the question is, are the standards so low now that he might make it in?
Listen to us talk about Matt Cullen’s (lack of a) Hall of Fame case here:
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Normally with our subject lines we ask “Does so and so belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame”? But, with Kevin Lowe, it’s hard to ask that question seriously even though he’s been inducted.
And that’s because, as you’ll see below, Kevin Lowe’s case for Hall of Fame induction rests on one thing and one thing alone: he won some Cups.
So listen to us rant about Kevin Lowe in this episode of our podcast:
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Carson Cooper was a senior hockey star that went pro a few years later than his contemporaries. He was briefly a star in NHL but soon declined. Does he belong in the Hall of Fame?
Listen to us talk about Carson Cooper here:
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No, Dale Hunter does not belong in the Hall of Fame.
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So why did we talk about him? Well, he’s 2nd All Time in Penalties in Minutes, for one thing. And there was a time when that, um, meant something.
Listen to us talk about Dale Hunter:
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Glenn Anderson was the
5th best player on a dynastic hockey team. He then lucked out and got traded to a team which won him a sixth Stanley Cup. He was never the star of any of those 6 teams and he was only ever briefly a top offensive player in the NHL (when he was playing with 4 Hall of Fame skaters).
Yet he’s been in the Hall of Fame for a while.
In our latest episode, we talk about Anderson’s case, and how it centres on two things: his 6 Cups and his ridiculous playoff totals.
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Hockey fans have a thing for nice big round numbers when they rate accomplishments, the most famous of which is “50 goals in 50 games.” The problem is that scoring rates have varied drastically across time, most notably in the period from the NHL-WHA merger to the strike of 1994-95,
when everything went crazy. Continue reading “The Top Inflated Outlier Seasons: Historical Context and the Meaning of 50 Goals/100 Points”
Vaclav Nedomansky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019. Perhaps you’re wondering why. We know we were.
In this episode, we look at his case for induction and try to come up with an explanation as to why he is in and numerous other WHA and European stars are not.
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Shorty Green is in the Hall of Fame for a very specific thing, for being one of the leaders of the first ever NHL players strike.
But he’s in the Hall as a player, so how does his career stack up?
In this episode we discuss his actual hockey career. (And, to be clear, we strongly believe he belongs in the Hall of Fame for what he did off the ice.)
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