From 1962 until 2000, nearly 40 years, Terry Sawchuk was the All Time leader in Wins. From 1964 until 2007, Sawchuk was the All Time leader in Shutouts, a record many thought was unbreakable. From 1961 until 2001, a half century, no other goalie had more Point Shares.
These metrics make it seem like Terry Sawchuk was one of the greatest goalies of all time. But the bloom is off the rose and now a lot of people think that’s not true; that, aside from a stretch at the beginning of his career when he was truly great, he was more of a compiler.
Listen to us talk about Sawchuk’s case for goalie GOAT status here:
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Harry Howell was the career leader in Games Played by a D at his departure for the WHA. And he won the Norris, of course. And he made 1st All Star Team.
But that’s it. That’s his whole Hall of Fame case.
So, does Harry Howell really belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?
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Bob Pulford is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. If you’re a Leafs fan, like one of us, you probably never asked “why?”
led the playoffs in assists when the Leafs last one a Stanley Cup. He also led the league in Short-Handed goals three times. That’s basically his case.
Don’t believe us? Read on. Or listen to us talk about Bob Pulford’s Hall of Fame case here:
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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.
Listen to us talk about Marcel Dionne’s Hall of Fame career 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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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?
Listen to us talk about Larry Robinson here:
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Gretzky is The Great One. But some of us think Bobby Orr was better.
So maybe he’s the greatest forward ever. But then there’s Gordie Howe.
So maybe he’s the greatest centre ever. But then some people think Lemieux is.
For this episode, we spend it talking entirely about how incredible Gretzky was.
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Justin Williams is Mr. Clutch, he has the best Game 7 stats in the history of the sport. He has a Conn Smythe and he as 3 Cups, which is a lot for a 21st century player.
But his regular season stats are paltry. And did he deserve that Conn Smythe?
In this episode, we discuss whether or not Justin Williams belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame:
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Butch Goring won four Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe trophy. And he’s got more awards than
Clark Gillies. But he’s not in the Hall of Fame.
That could be because he probably didn’t deserve that Conn Smythe. And his regular season and playoff numbers are hardly elite.
Listen to us discuss Goring’s case here:
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Or, rather, is Jari Kurri the Greatest Finnish Hockey Player of All Time?
Kurri was a huge offensive star in the ’80s but, of course, he was playing on the wing of the greatest offensive hockey player the world has ever seen.
Listen to us talk about Kurri’s place in history here:
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