Does Al Macinnis Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Al Macinnis’ spot in the Hall is not in dispute. What’s at issue is where MacInnis belongs among the greatest D of All Time.

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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 Marian Hossa Belong the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Marian Hossa combined long-term offensive productivity with defensive dominance on the wing, does he belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? He has the career numbers given when he played but he never dominated offensively and he was never awarded the Selke. Listen to us discuss Hossa’s case here:

Marian Hossa’s stats:

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Does Jarome Iginla Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Though he’s technically still active, we decided there was no way he was going to improve his case if he ever did manage to make an NHL comeback, so we decided to talk about Jarome Iginla’s case. You can listen to the episode here:

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Bobby Bauer

Career

  • NHL: 1936-1942, 1945-47;[1. Plus a 1 game comeback in 1951-2] 8 seasons, 7 quality
  • 123G, 137A for 260P in 327 games; 32 PS
  • If the qualifier is set at 300 games played, Bauer was 18th in GPG, 11th in APG and 13th in PPG[2. At his initial retirement in 1947]
  • Era: Bauer is 18th in Goals, 11th in GPG and APG, 21st in Points and PS, 13th in PPG, 14th in OPS, and 40th in Games[3. Of the 48 players to have played in at least 300 games between 1936 and 1947]
  • 82-game average: 31G, 34A for 66P
  • 3-year peak (1939-42): 48-game average of 17G, 26A for 44P
  • Playoffs: 11G, 8A for 19P in 48 games
  • Adjusted: 174G, 227A for 401P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 44G, 57A for 101P
  • Never traded.

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Billy Burch

Career

  • NHL: 1922-33; 11 seasons, 5 quality[1. By modern PPG standards]
  • 137G (101th All Time at his retirement), 61A (25th) for 1988P (14th) in 390 Games (7th); 40.2 PS (18th)
  • If the qualifier is set to 300 games, at his retirement Burch was 10th in GPG and 17th in PPG
  • At his retirement, Burch was 12th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 29G, 13A for 42P
  • 3-year peak (1922-25): 24-game average of 18G, 6A for 23P
  • Playoffs: 0P in 2 games
  • Adjusted: 257G, 292A for 549P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 54G, 61A for 115P
  • If the qualifier is set to 300 games, Burch is 24th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Traded twice after his prime, purchased once.

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Ralph Cooney Weiland

Career

  • NHL: 1928-39; 11 seasons, 7 quality[1. By modern stands of PPG]
  • Total:
    • 173G (12th All Time at his retirement), 1
    • 60A (13th) for
    • 333P (11th) in
    • 509 games (20th);
    • 54.6 PS (16th)
  • Per Game:
    • At his retirement, Weiland was 15th All Time in GPG, 20th in APG and 13th in PPG, minimum of 300 games[2. If the qualifier is raised to 500 games]
    • Weiland was 5th in GPG and PPG and 6th in APG at his retirement]
  • At his retirement, Weiland was 14th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Weiland is 4th in Goals, GPG, Assists, APG, Points, PPG, OPS and PS, and 9th in Games[3. Of the 10 players to play in at least 500 games between 1928 and 1939]
  • 82-game average: 28G, 25A for 53P
  • 3-year peak (1929-32): 44 game average of 27G, 18A for 45P
  • Playoffs: 12G, 10A for 22P in 45 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey Reference:
      • 309G, 440A for 749P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 50G, 71A for 121P
      • Per Game: If the qualifier is set to 300 games, Weiland is 21st All Time in Adjusted PPG[4. If the qualifier is raised to 500 games, Weiland is 11th All Time]
    • VsX:
  • Traded thrice in his prime.
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Charlie Conacher

Career

  • NHL: 1929-1941; 12 seasons, 10 quality
  • Totals:
    • 225G (6th All Time at his retirement),
    • 173A (15th) for
    • 398P (6th) in
    • 459 games;
    • 66.6 PS (10th)
  • At his retirement, Conacher was 3rd in GPG, 7th in APG and 2nd in PPG[1. Minimum 300 games]
  • At his retirement, Conacher was 5th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Conacher is 1st in Goals, GPG, Points, PPG and OPS, 6th in Assists, 3rd in APG and PS, and 16th in Games[2. Of the 37 players to play in 400 games between 1929 and 1941]
  • 82-game average: 40G, 31A for 71P
  • 3-year peak (1933-36): 48-game average of 33G, 20A for 53P
  • Playoffs: 17G, 18A for 35P in 49 games
  • Conacher briefly shared the record for career playoff goals at the end of the 1939-40 season
  • Conacher held the record for career playoff APG from 1939 until the 1944 playoffs
  • Adjusted: 393G, 399A for 792P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 70G, 71A for 141P
  • If the qualifier is set at 300 games, Conacher is 10th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Traded twice at the end of his career.
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