Is Ron Francis One of the Great Centres in NHL History?

Ron Francis undoubtedly belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Skaters who played as long as he did and were as consistently good as he was always get in.

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But the real question is, how good was he? He was never really a top offensive star and his best years came as the second line centre on a team with two of the best forwards in history (and one of the two candidates for best centre ever).

Listen to us debate Francis’ career here:

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Does Luc Robitaille Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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Of course the real question is, “is Luc Robitaille the Greatest Left Wing of All Time?” That’s the real question because, of all left-shooting Left Wings in NHL history, Robitaille is first in both goals and points.

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Zigmund Palffy

A lot of people probably think Ziggy Palffy doesn’t have a case in hell for Hall of Fame. Well, we beg top differ.

In our latest episode, hear us make a case for Palffy’s induction, based upon the standards set by previous inductees. Listen here:

Palffy’s stats:

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Does Sergei Zubov Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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Sergei Zubov was one of the best defencemen in the NHL for nearly two decades yet he is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Why is that? Is it because he’s Russian? Is it because he played most of his career in Dallas and wasn’t watched enough? In this episode, we marvel at how Zubov is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Listen here:

Here are Zubov’s stats:

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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 Sergei Gonchar Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

We doubt Sergei Gonchar is a name many would have considered for induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame. But he had a rather great career despite his lack of accodalades. In our latest episode, we debate whether or not he deserves to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Listen here:

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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:

And here are Iginla’s stats:

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Does Mark Recchi Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

In this episode we consider whether or not Mark Recchi should have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. You can listen here:

Below are Recchi’s career stats:

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Does Jaromir Jagr Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

In this episode of The Back Check, we debate whether or not Jaromir Jagr is one of the greatest Right Wings in the history of the NHL.

Listen to the show here:

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Evgeni Malkin

Note: Evgeni Malkin is still active so this page may not be up-to-date during the hockey season.

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