Cam Neely is one of only 8 players to unofficially score “50 Goals in 50 Games”. (He did it in the Bruins’ 66th game of the season, so it doesn’t count in the NHL’s eyes.) And, when healthy, he was one of the most dominant goal-scorers of his era. On the Bruins…
But his career numbers are not as good as you think they are and, beyond some 2nd All Star Teams, he didn’t really get much acknowledgement as an elite player during his career.
So, does Cam Neely belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Listen to us discuss his case here:
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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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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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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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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 Hall of Fame case.
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- 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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- 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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