Does Dale Hawerchuk Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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Dale Hawerchuk was an offensive star for a mediocre team. But, despite his Hart trophy nominations, he was never as dominant as some of his contemporaries.

Does Dale Hawerchuk belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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Does Anders Hedberg Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Anders Hedberg’s Hall of Fame case is very similar to that of his countryman’s, Ulf Nilsson. Both came to North America at the same time. Both dominated the WHA and won Avo Cups. And then they left the Jets together for the Rangers, where they had some team success and less individual success. (And lots of injury problems.)

Are his WHA numbers enough?

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Does Ulf Nilsson Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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By some metrics, Ulf Nilsson was the Greatest Player, or at least Greatest Forward, in WHA history. (APG and PPG, specifically.) But when he moved to the NHL he saw his numbers plummet and his career fall apart due to injuries.

In this episode we discuss whether or not Ulf Nilsson did enough in the WHA for us to say he belongs in the Hall of Fame.

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Does Craig Janney Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Craig Janney is 14th All Time in Assists Per Game, one of only two players in the Top 15 who are not in the Hall of Fame or still active.

The big knocks against Janney are his minus, the length of his career and his lack of a truly dominant season.

We talk about Janney’s Hockey Hall of Fame case here:

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Does Shane Doan even have a case for the Hall of Fame?

The idea of Shane Doan being in the Hockey Hall of Fame may strike you as absurd. It strikes one of us that way. The other of us tries to persuade us all that there is actually a case fr Shane Doan to be in the Hall of Fame.

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Does Phil Housley Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Phil Housley has some of the most impressive career offensive totals of any NHL defenceman, especially an American.

He is also -53 for his career.

Should the Hall of Fame inducted a player who appears, on first glance, to have not been very good in his own end?

We discuss in our latest episode. Listen here:

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Does Kent Nilsson Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Kent Nilsson has the highest APG and PPG of any eligible NHL player not yet in the Hockey Hall of Fame, he is the only eligible player in the Top 10 in APG and PPG not in the Hall.

Why is a player with Top 10 career rate stats not in the Hall of Fame? Does it have to do with how he left the NHL? Does it have to do with his games played and inflated ’80s stats?

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Does Keith Tkachuk Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Keith Tkachuk (“TAYchuck” according to Don Cherry) is more notorious for his edge and his sneer than he is for his goal-scoring ability.

Was he good enough to be in the Hall of Fame?

We find out. Listen to us debate his case:

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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?

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Bobby Hull

Career

  • NHL:
    • 1957-72, 1979-80; 16 seasons, 15 quality
    • Totals:
      • 610G (17th All Time), When he departed for the WHA, Hull was 2nd All Time in Goals,[2. Hull is now 17th in Goals]
      • 560A (9th in Assists at his retirement) for
      • 1170P (4th in Points at his retirement),
      • +105[1. Since 1967-68 17th in Plus Minus at his retirement] in
      • 1063 games (25th in Games at his retirement);
      • 135.7 PS
      • How is now 22nd All Time in OPS (3rd in Offensive Point Shares at his retirement)
      • Hull was 1st in GPG and PPG[4.¬†Hull is now 9th All Time in GPG] and 7th in APG when he decamped to the WHA[5. If the qualifier is set to 750 games, 65 qualifying players]
      • Era: Hull is
        • 1st in Goals,[6. Hull is ahead by 141 goals]
        • GPG,[7. Hull is ahead by .13 GPG]
        • Points,
        • PPG,[8. Hull is ahead by .16 PPG]
        • OPS[9. Hull is ahead by 30.5 Offensive Point Shares] and
        • PS,[10. Hull is ahead by 30.8 Point Shares]
        • 4th in Assists and APG, and
        • 3rd in Games[11. Of the 8 players to play in at least 1,000 games between 1957 and 1972]
      • 82-game average: 47G, 43A for 90P
      • 3-year peak (1963-66): 70-game average of 49G, 42A for 91P
    • Playoffs: 62G, 67A for 129P in 119 games[12. Hull held the career lead in playoff PPG in 1971]
    • Adjusted:
    • Hockey Reference:
      • 644G (11th All Time), 595A for 1219A
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 50G, 45A for 94P
      • Left the NHL,[13. Hull left the NHL for the richest contract in hockey history] not protected twice during the NHL expansion draft at the end of his career, traded halfway through his final season.
    • VsX:
  • WHA:
    • 1972-79; 7 seasons, 5 quality
    • 303G (2nd All Time), 335A (6th) for 638P (3rd) in 411 games
    • Hull is 3rd All Time in GPG, 4th in APG and 1st in PPG
    • 82-game average: 61G, 67A for 127P
    • 3-year peak (1974-77): 81-game average of 61G, 72A for 133P, +56
    • Playoffs: 43G, 37A for 80P in 60 games.
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