Does Frederick Bun Cook Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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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Gordie Drillon

Gordie Drillon’s Career:

  • NHL: 1936-43; 7 seasons, all quality
  • Totals:
    • 155G (22nd All Time when he went to war),
    • 139A for
    • 294P in
    • 311 Games;
    • 37.4 PS
  • Per Game: Drillon doesn’t qualify for the per game leader-boards, so, if the qualifier is set to 300 games, at the time he joined the RCAF, Drillon was
    • 2nd All Time in GPG,
    • 6th in APG and
    • 2nd in PPG
  • Era: Of the 29 players to play in at least 300 games between 1936 and 1943, Drillon is
    • 1st in Goals and GPG,
    • 8th in Assists,
    • 5th in APG,
    • 4th in Points,
    • 2nd in PPG,
    • 3rd in OPS,
    • 6th in PS and
    • 25th in Games
  • 82-game average: 41G, 37A for 81P
  • 3-year peak (1940-43): 48-game average of 26G, 21A for 47P
  • Playoffs:
    • 26G,(Drillon held the career lead in playoffs goals from 1940, when he tied the record, to 1947)
    • 15A for
    • 41P (Drillon briefly held the record for career playoff points in 1943) in
    • 50 games;
    • Drillon held the career record for playoff GPG from 1941 to 1946
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 228G, 237A for 465P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 60G, 62A for 123P
      • Per Game: Drillon doesn’t qualify for the Per Game leader-boards but, if the qualifier is set to 300 games, Drillon is
        • 19th All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • VsX:
      • Goals: 328
      • Assists: doesn’t qualify
      • Points: doesn’t qualify
      • Per Game: Drillon is
        • 1st All time in VsX Adjusted GPG but
        • doesn’t qualify for APG or PPG
  • Trades:
    • Traded at nearly 29 for cash.
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