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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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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Fredrickson entered the NHL in his 30s but, before that, he was an absolute star of the PCHA, perhaps the 3rd best player in its history.
Is that good enough for him to be in the Hall of Fame?
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Reg Noble’s biggest claim to fame is that he set the NHL career record in games played and, when he retired he was way ahead of the next player.
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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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- NHL: 1933-46; 13 seasons, 9 quality[1. By Modern standards of PPG]
- 204G (12th All Time at his retirement), 222A (10th) for 426P (9th) in 580 games (16th); 39.2 PS
- Era: Carr is 3rd in Goals, GPG, OPS and Games, 2nd in Assists, APG, Points and PPG, and 7th in PS[2. Of the 7 players to play in at least 550 games between 1933 and 1946]
- 82-game average: 29G, 31A for 60P
- 3-year peak:[3. 1942-45] 48-game average of 27G, 31A for 59P
- Playoffs: 10G, 9A for 19P in 53 games
- Adjusted: 273G, 345A for 618P
- Adjusted 82-game average: 39G, 49A for 87P
- Traded twice in his prime, and twice at the beginning of his career.[4. Basically he was waived and called back up.]
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- NHL: 1928-39; 11 seasons, 6 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
- 133G, 112A for 245P in 446 points
- At his retirement, Northcott was 22nd in GPG
- For players to play during the decade he played in, Northcott is 15th in Goals, 23rd in Assists, 19th in Points and 22nd in Games Played[2. Minimum 400 games]
- Era: Northcott is 15th Goals, 12th in GPG, 23rd in Assists, 21 in APG and PS, 19th in Points, 17th in PPG and OPS, and 22nd in Games[3. Of the 37 players to play in at least 400 games between 1928 and 1939]
- 82-game average: 25G, 21A for 45P
- 3-year peak (1931-34): 48-game average of 21G, 14A for 34P
- Playoffs: 8G, 5A for 13P in 31 games
- Adjusted: 229G, 256A for 485P
- Adjusted 82-game average: 42G, 47P for 89P
- Traded once at the end of his career.
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- NHL: 1936-42, 1945-55; 16 seasons, 14 quality
- 229G (14th All Time at his retirement), 346A (3rd) for 575P (4th) in 776 games (2nd), 63.3 PS (22nd)
- At his retirement, Schmidt was 12th All Time in APG and 19th in PPG[1. Minimum 500 games, 79 qualifying players]
- Era: Schmidt is 3rd in Goals, GPG, PPG and PS, 1st in Assists, APG and Games, 2nd in Points and OPS[2. Of the 6 players to play it at least 700 games between 1936 and 1955, as only 2 players played in 750 games]
- At his retirement, Schmidt was 13th All time in OPS
- 82-game average: 25G, 37A for 61P
- 3-year peak (1939-42): 48-game average of 18G, 28A for 46P
- Playoffs: 24G, 25A for 49P in 86 games
- Adjusted: 305G, 540A for 845P
- Adjusted 82-game average: 32G, 57A for 89P
- If the qualifier is set to 750 games, Schmidt is 18th All Time in Adjusted PPG
- Never traded.
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