Marcel Dionne’s regular season numbers are absolutely incredible, yet he’s rarely talked about as among the greatest forwards or even centres of all time.
Why is that?
Well, a lot has to do with his playoff numbers, which are, um, awful.
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Billy Smith’s playoff accomplishments are legendary.
But are his stats good enough for him to be discussed among the greatest NHL goalies ever?
Listen to us discuss Billy Smith’s Hockey Hall of Fame case and where he ranks all time:
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5 Cups, scored 60 goals, Steve Shutt probably belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame, right?
Well, Shutt probably wasn’t as good as you remember: not a point-per-game player and all his best years came playing with Guy Lafleur.
So, does Steve Shutt actually belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?
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Is Guy Lapointe one of the greatest defencemen of all time?
He never won a Norris, but his career partially overlapped with Bobby Orr’s. And he won
6 Stanley Cups and a Canada Cup.
So where does he rank all time?
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Larry Robinson is the All Time Leader in Plus Minus and has a pretty remarkable career.
Yet sometimes he feels a bit forgotten, surrounded as he was by Hall of Fame Teammates on the Greatest Hockey Team of All Time.
Where does he rank among the All Time Greats? Does he even make your list?
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Borje Salming was arguably the first European-trained (as opposed to European-born) NHL star. And for 6 years in a row he made the end of season All Star Team (though usually as a 2nd Team All Star).
But what about his lack of team success?
Does Salming still belong in the Hall of Fame? Listen to us discuss his case here:
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Bryan Trottier won
Cups, a Hart, an Art Ross, a Conn Smythe (and should have won a second) and was among the all time leading scorers in NHL history when he retired. six
Really the only blemish on his career is that adjustments for era hurt him a little bit.
So it’s obvious he belongs in the Hall of Fame and the question really is, where does he rank all time among NHL centres?
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Through a career riddled by injuries – including one induced retirement – Lemieux was one of the most dominant forwards the game has ever seen. He temporarily led the NHL in both career Goals Per Game and Points Per Game, despite debuting after Gretzky and despite playing more of his career in the Dead Puck Era.
But Lemieux never reached Gretzky’s accomplishments either in terms of his peak or his longevity. He has fewer scoring titles and Cups than Gretzky, and Gretzky achieved Lemieux’s offensive feats many times over.
Listen to us discuss whether or not Lemieux is the Greatest Hockey Player of All Time, the Greatest Centre of All Time, or something else, here:
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Michel Goulet was one of the great goal scorers of the 1980s and, by regular season stats, is arguably one of the greatest left wings of all time
However, his playoff numbers are not good. And how badly are his stats inflated by his era?
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Peter Stastny is a legend; one of the NHL’s first European-trained stars and in the Top 10 All Time in both APG and PPG.
But he was never close to the best player in league – he has one Top 5 Hart finish in his entire career – and he was never a star in best-on-best international competition.
So, does he deserve his reputation as one of the great players of the 1980s?
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