Does Cy Denneny Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

If consistency is what matters, Denneny was one of the best, if not the best, wingers of the NHL’s first decade and a half. Though only briefly dominant, he played and scored longer than most players. So we wonder where he ranks all time.

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Does Georges Buck Boucher Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Georges Boucher aka Buck Boucher was among the very best defencemen of the NHL’s first decade and a half. Where does he rank all time?

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Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg combined elite passing with elite defensive ability and elite effort. His offensive rate statistics put him among the very best centres in the history of the NHL. Add to that his defense, and it feels as though he has a case to be considered one of the best centres to ever play the game.

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Full disclosure: Peter Forsberg was one of our favourite players growing up.

Forsberg’s Stats:

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Is Nicklas Lidstrom the 2nd Best Defenseman of All Time?

If you judge strictly on the basis of Norris Trophy wins, Nicklas Lidstrom is the second best NHL defenseman of all time. Obviously Norris wins are not the only criteria we should use when evaluating NHL D, so in this episode we look at his entire career and try to figure out where he ranks all time.

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Lidstrom’s stats:

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Does Newsy Lalonde Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

The question with Newsy isn’t whether or not he belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame but rather, is Newsy Lalonde one of the Greatest of All Time? Newsy’s dominance of the early NHL is unrivaled but where does he rank all time? Listen here:

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Does Cyclone Taylor Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Cyclone Taylor didn’t play a game in the NHL, but he was arguably one of the first pro hockey stars, along with Newsy Lalonde and Joe Malone. How does he compare with them? Does he belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame even though he played the majority of his career in the PCHA?

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Does Teemu Selanne Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

In this episode, we ask where does Teemu Selanne rank among NHL Right Wings and among Finnish hockey players? You can listen here:

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Does Jaromir Jagr Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

In this episode of The Back Check, we debate whether or not Jaromir Jagr is one of the greatest Right Wings in the history of the NHL. Listen to the show here:

Below we look at his impressive resume:

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Stan Mikita

Career:

  • NHL: 1958-80; 22 seasons, 19 quality
  • 541G,[1. 6th All Time at his retirement] 926A (18th All Time)[2. 2nd All Time at his retirement] for 1467P (14th All Time)[3. 3rd All Time at his retirement] in, +159[4. Since 1967-68] in 1394 games;[5. 7th at his retirement] 143.7 PS[6. 5th at his retirement]
  • Mikit is 20th All Time in Offensive Point Shares[7. Mikita was also 2nd All Time in Offensive Point Shares]
  • At his retirement, Mikita was 6th All Time in GPG, 2nd in APG and 5th in PPG[8. Minimum 1,000 games]
  • Era: Mikita is 3rd in Goals, 2nd in GPG, APG, Points, PPG, OPS, PS and Games, and 1st in Assists[9. Of the 6 players to play in at least 1200 games between 1958 and 1980, as only 3 players played in 1250 games, and only 2 players played in 1300 games over that span]
  • 82-game average: 32G, 54A for 86P
  • 3-year peak:[10. 1966-69] 74-game average of 36G, 60A for 96P
  • Playoffs: 59G, 91A for 150P in 155 games
  • Adjusted: 541G, 937A for 1478P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 32G, 55A for 87P
  • If the qualifier is set to 750 games, Mikita is 24th All Time in Adjusted PPG[11. If the qualifier is raised to 1,000 games, he is 13th All Time, if it is raised to 1250 games, he is 11th]
  • Never traded.

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Marcel Dionne

Career

  • NHL: 1971-89; 18 seasons, 17 quality
  • 731G (5th All Time), 1040A (10th) for 1771P (6th), +28 in 1348 games; 155.5 PS
  • Dionne is 16th All Time in GPG, 9th in APG and 6th in PPG
  • Dionne is 9th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • In his Draft Class,[1. 1971] Dionne[2. Drafted2nd overall] is 1st in Games, Goals, Assists and Points
  • Era: Dionne is 1st in Goals,[3. Dionne is ahead by 231 goals] GPG,[4. Dionne is ahead by .09 GPG] Assists,[5. Dionne is ahead by 260 assists] APG,[6. Dionne is ahead by .07 APG] Points,[7. Dionne is ahead by 517 points] PPG,[8. Dionne is ahead by .18 PPG] OPS,[9. Dionne is ahead by 46.2 Offensive Point Shares] and Games, he is 2nd in PS[10. Of the 5 players to play in at least 1100 games between 1971 and 1989. Because Dionne was remarkably healthy and his career so long, only 1 of other player played 1200 games during this span.]
  • 82-game average: 44G, 63A for 107P, +2
  • 3-year peak (1978-81): 82-game average of 57G, 77A for 134P, +38
  • Playoffs: 21G, 24A for 45P, -5[8. Since 1984-85] in 49 games
  • Adjusted: 610G (16th All Time), 883A (18th) for 1493P (12th)
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 37G, 54A for 91P
  • If the qualifier is set to 750 games, Dionne is 14th All Time in Adjusted PPG[11. If the qualifier is raised to 1,000 games, Dionne is 8th All Time]
  • Dionne has the 4th highest Dominance Quotient ever
  • Traded once in his prime and once at the end of his career.

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