Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Where Does This Hall Of Fame Class Stack Up?

Yesterday we ran a piece on what it takes to be a Hall of Famer using averages of stats and championships from modern era players who were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Using those numbers, we want to see how the 2012 Inductees - Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, Mats Sundin, and Pavel Bure - stack up with those players. Are they among the best? 

Here are the stats of HHOF members who began their careers after 1967:

PLAYER FROM TO GP G A PTS CUPS GOLDS AWARDS
Wayne Gretzky* 1980 1999 1487 894 1963 2857 4 3 36
Mark Messier* 1980 2004 1756 694 1193 1887 6 3 5
Ron Francis* 1982 2004 1731 549 1249 1798 2 0 5
Marcel Dionne* 1972 1989 1348 731 1040 1771 0 1 5
Steve Yzerman* 1984 2006 1514 692 1063 1755 3 2 4
Mario Lemieux* 1985 2006 915 690 1033 1723 2 3 20
Joe Sakic 1989 2009 1378 625 1016 1641 2 3 4
Bryan Trottier* 1976 1994 1279 524 901 1425 6 0 5
Adam Oates 1986 2004 1337 341 1079 1420 0 0 0
Doug Gilmour* 1984 2003 1474 450 964 1414 1 1 1
Dale Hawerchuk* 1982 1997 1188 518 891 1409 0 2 1
Jari Kurri* 1981 1998 1251 601 797 1398 5 0 2
Luc Robitaille* 1987 2006 1431 668 726 1394 1 1 1
Brett Hull* 1987 2006 1269 741 650 1391 2 1 6
Guy Lafleur* 1972 1991 1126 560 793 1353 5 1 10
Mats Sundin 1991 2009 1346 564 785 1349 0 4 0
Denis Savard* 1981 1997 1196 473 865 1338 1 0 0
Mike Gartner* 1980 1998 1432 708 627 1335 0 2 0
Gilbert Perreault* 1971 1987 1191 512 814 1326 0 2 2
Peter Stastny* 1981 1995 977 450 789 1239 0 3 1
Bobby Clarke* 1970 1984 1144 358 852 1210 2 2 6
Dino Ciccarelli* 1981 1999 1232 608 592 1200 0 0 0
Michel Goulet* 1980 1994 1089 548 604 1152 0 2 0
Bernie Federko* 1977 1990 1000 369 761 1130 0 0 0
Mike Bossy* 1978 1987 752 573 553 1126 4 1 7
Joe Nieuwendyk* 1987 2007 1257 564 562 1126 3 1 3
Darryl Sittler* 1971 1985 1096 484 637 1121 0 1 0
Glenn Anderson* 1981 1996 1129 498 601 1099 6 2 0
Joe Mullen* 1982 1997 1062 502 561 1063 3 0 2
Pat LaFontaine* 1984 1998 865 468 545 1013 0 1 1
Lanny McDonald* 1974 1989 1111 500 506 1006 1 1 2
Bill Barber* 1973 1984 903 420 463 883 2 1 0
Jacques Lemaire* 1968 1979 853 366 469 835 8 0 0
Steve Shutt* 1973 1985 930 424 393 817 5 1 1
Pavel Bure 1992 2003 702 437 342 779 0 1 4
Clark Gillies* 1975 1988 958 319 378 697 4 0 0
Cam Neely* 1984 1996 726 395 299 694 0 0 1
Igor Larionov* 1990 2004 921 169 475 644 3 7 0
Bob Gainey* 1974 1989 1160 239 262 501 5 1 5










No arguments here on the four players merit for the Hall of Fame. Sakic was a shoe-in with his high point total and championships. Oates was always in some sort of debate for being 16th all-time in scoring and 6th all-time in apples. Sundin lacked the championships and awards, but he put up great numbers with not a lot of talent around him (we hope he congratulates Jonas Hoglund during his induction speech). Bure led the league in scoring three times in his 12-year NHL career, and ranks 5th all-time in goals/game with 0.623 - it's a shame we didn't get to see more of Bure as he retired at age 31.

Some quick hits on the players:
  • Sakic is the only player of the four that fits the modern era HHOF mould with 500+ goals, +1250 points, 2+ Stanley Cups, at least 1 gold medal, and 4+ individual awards. 
  • Adam Oates joins Ciccarelli and Federko has the only players without any Stanley Cups, gold medals, or individual awards. 
  • Mats Sundin has the 2nd most gold medals of the 39 players with 4.
  • Bure's 3 goal scoring titles put him in the same company as Lemieux and Hull.

5 comments:

  1. Decent Hall of Fame class, but really Sakic is the only guy that ever won anything.

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  2. You don't need to win Cups or any Major awards to make the Hall of Fame?
    That's just not right

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  3. Sakic is the only guy that really won anything out of this group of losers

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  4. Bure was my dreamboat when he was a Canuck
    HOTTTT!!!

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