Lionel Conacher was one of the best defenders of his era.
But that’s not what impresses when you look back at his career. Rather, it’s his incredible versatility.
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Frederick “Bun” Cook, Bill Cook’s younger brother, does not have his brother’s stats or achievements.
But he does has some periodic individual success. And he may have had a hand in inventing both the slap-shot and the drop-pass.
So, does Bun Cook belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?
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Bert Corbeau was, by some metrics, one of the best D of his era. In this episode, we discuss whether or not he should be inducted.
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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?
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Cully Wilson was a notorious goon of a hockey player. He is also one of the rare early pros to have success in all four major pro leagues. Does he belong in the Hall of Fame?
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Bernie Morris had one of the greatest Stanley Cup Finals performances in hockey history,
scoring 14 of his team’s 23 goals (in 4 games!) in 1917. But he is not in the Hall of Fame.
In this episode, we discuss his career and his case. Listen here:
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Whether or not you think George Hay belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame depends a lot on how much weight you put on a player scoring at a point-per-game pace in the Western Canada Hockey League. It’s worth noting that Hay lost the scoring race to both
Duke Keats and Bill Cook in different WCHL seasons – i.e. he was never clearly the best offensive player in the WCHL/WHL. Nor was he ever a true star in the NHL: His brief NHL career isn’t particularly distinguished compared to the careers of his contemporaries, given the size of the NHL at the time.
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Just over 100 years ago another pandemic cancelled sports. In this episode, we discuss what happened and why.
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In part two of our series, we tackle the Hart trophies awarded between the award’s inception and the contraction of the league during World War II:
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If the Hart had existed throughout the entirety of the NHL, these guys should have won in the years it didn’t actually exist:
Newsy Lalonde: 2 Harts Joe Malone, Punch Broadbent, Georges Boucher: 1 Hart each 1 year where we have no fucking clue who deserved it
Here are the details:
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