Is Dickie Moore the least discussed Habs great of his era? He is famous in Montreal but not so much in the rest of North America.
He’s arguably one of the best Left Wings of all time. For one thing, he has the second most Art Ross trophies among Left Wings after Bobby Hull.
Listen to us discuss Dickie Moore’s Hall of Fame case here:
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Billy Burch won the Hart in a year when he was the 3rd best offensive player on his own team and the 6th best overall. That’s basically his only case for Hall of Fame inclusion.
But what if he did something else?
Listen to us talk about Billy Burch’s Hall of Fame case here:
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Alex Delvecchio was 2nd All time in Assists and Points at his retirement and won three Stanley Cups. But he never led the league in any category, nor did he ever lead his team in scoring.
Why? Because he played on the same line as Gordie Howe.
So the big question is, how much of Delvecchio’s incredible production comes from laying next to the greatest winger of all time?
Listen to us discuss Alex Delvecchio’s Hall of Fame case here:
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Lynn Patrick is a member of one of the most important hockey dynasties in the sports’ history. He is the son of Lester Patrick, the nephew of Frank Patrick, and the father of Craig Patrick, Hall of Famers all.
But, he’s one of those players with “one good year.” (Well, it was a great year.) His career is only really impressive in relation to what came before it, not what came after. The Hall waited until he died to induct him.
Listen to us talk about Lynn Patrick’s case for the Hall of Fame here:
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Frank Mahovlich was considered the second best LW of the 1960s. (The first is arguably the Greatest of All Time.) But outside of Leafs fans, how well is he remembered?
He was likely more dominant in certain areas than you think but, in part because he never scored more than 49 goals or 96 points, and had some poor playoffs, it seems like he’s not as highly regarded now as he was in his prime. Also, like most LWs, his numbers wouldn’t look as good if he was a centre or RW.
Mahovlich obviously belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame (see his resume below) but, in this episode, we wonder where he ranks among the greatest Left Wings of all time.
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Bucyk retired as one of the Top 5 scorers in NHL history. And he set the single season record for a Left Winger.
But does his career look as good as it does because of his incredible longevity? Because he was never the best player on the Bruins when they were good.
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Marc Tardif was one of the best players in WHA history, winning two MVP awards and dominating the regular season. He also won a Championship.
His NHL career was less successful, though he did win two Stanley Cups.
So, does Marc Tardif belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?
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In our latest episode we try to figure out who are the best Left Wing in NHL history.
As usual, Riley went too deep into the stats. Bill decided to do it on instinct. Unlike with our Greatest Defenceman episode, we didn’t really match up:
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Many 21st century hockey fans likely think the answer to the question “Who is the Greatest Left Winger of All Time?” has an easy answer, Alex Ovechkin.
But it’s possible we don’t remember how dominant Bobby Hull truly was. Hull won 2 Hart trophies and 3 Art Ross trophies. But he was a Hart finalist for most of a decade. Additionally, he was, by most standards, the best offensive player of his era, both in the regular season and, crucially, in the playoffs.
And then he went to another league and dominated it in his late 30s. (It’s possible his departure to the WHA colours how we think of his career.)
So, is Bobby Hull the Greatest LW of All Time? Listen here:
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Bert Olmstead was one of the premier passing wingers of his era, leading both the regular season and playoffs in assists two times. He also won five Stanley Cups.
But his playoff numbers are significantly worse than his regular season numbers, despite the Cups. And he never made a end of season 1st Team in a league with only 6 franchises.
So, does Bert Olmstead belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Listen to us discuss here:
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