Does Carson Cooper Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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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Does George Hay Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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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Does Frank Fredrickson Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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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Does Edward Reg Noble Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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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Larry Aurie

Career

  • NHL: 1927-39; 12 seasons, 5 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 147G (22nd All Time at his retirement), 129A (24th) for 276P (21st) in 489 games (25th), 10.2 PS
  • At his retirement, Aurie was 20th in GPG[2. Minimum 300 games]
  • Era: Aurie is 10th in Goals, 8th in GPG, 13th in Assists, 12th in APG, 11th in Points and PPG, 14th in OPS and Games, and 18th in PS[3. Of the 25 players to play in at least 450 games between 1927 and 1939
  • 82-game average: 25G, 21A for 46P
  • 3-year peak (1934-37): 48-game average of 19G, 23A for 43P
  • Playoffs: 6G, 9A for 15P in 24 games
  • Adjusted: 257G, 320A for 577P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 43G, 54A for 97P
  • Never traded.

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Ebbie Goodfellow

Career

  • NHL: 1929-43; 14 seasons, 3 quality as a forward, 7? of 11 quality as a D[1. By Defensive Point Shares]
  • 134G, 190A (12th All Time at his retirement) for 324P (19th) in 557 games (14th); 54.9 PS (18th); 54.9 PS
  • At his retirement, Goodfellow was 19th All Time in GPG, 7th in APG and 13th in PPG[2. Minimum 500 games – 31 qualifying players]
  • Era: Goodfellow is 5th in Goals, Assists, Points and Games, 4th in GPG, PPG and OPS, 3rd in APG and PS[3. Of the 5 players to play in at least 550 games between 1929 and 1943]
  • 82-game average: 20G, 28A for 48P
  • 3-year peak (1938-41)[4. Playing defence]: 48-game average of 9G, 15A for 23P, 5.5 PS
  • Playoffs: 8G, 8A for 16P in 45 games
  • Adjusted: 230G, 453A for 683P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 34G, 67A for 101P
  • Never traded.

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Art Gagne

Career

  • NHL: 1926-32; 6 seasons, 2 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 67G, 33A for 100P in 228 games; 22.4 PS
  • Era: Gagne is 21st in Goals, 19th in GPG, 24th in PPG, 23rd in OPS and 39th in Games[2. Of the 53 players to play in at least 200 games between 1926 and 1932]
  • 82-game average: 24G, 11A for 36P
  • 3-year peak (1926-29): 44-game average of 14G, 5A for 19P
  • Playoffs: 2G, 1A for 3P in 11 games
  • Adjusted: 132G, 165A for 297P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 47G, 59A for 107P
  • Traded four times in his prime, and multiple times outside of the NHL.

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Herbie Lewis

Career

  • NHL: 1928-39; 11 seasons, 7 quality[1. By modern PPG standards]
  • 148G (21st All Time at his retirement), 161A (12th) for 309P (15th) in 483 games
  • At his retirement, Lewis was 19th All Time in GPG, 11th in APG and 16th in PPG[2. Minimum 300 games]
  • Era: Lewis is 7th in Goals and GPG, 6th in Assists, 5th in APG, 8th in Points, PPG and OPS, 9th in PS and 11th in Games[3. Of the 19 players to play in at least 450 games between 1928 and 1939]
  • 82-game average: 25G, 27A for 52P
  • 3-year peak (1933-36): 48-game average of 16G, 23A for 39P
  • Playoffs: 13G, 10A for 23P in 38 games
  • Adjusted: 263G, 400A for 663P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 45G, 68A for 113P
  • Never traded.

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