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HHOF Profile: John LeClair

This is the first in an upcoming series profiling the most intriguing HHOF cases. These profiles will focus on eligible candidates and will ramp up leading to the June announcement of the 2023 HHOF class. You can find an earlier post on 2022 inductee, Daniel Alfredsson, here. The HHOF Narratives 🎭 Big Proponent: "A dominant,… Continue reading HHOF Profile: John LeClair

The Torch 🔥: Defencemen (Part 2)

If you missed Friday's instalment, check out Part 1, covering the #1 defencemen from the league's first eight decades. We begin today in 1998. Scoring is down. International NHL talent is here to stay. Dominance at the position for long stretches will soon fade faster than Mats Sundin's hairline. 🔥 1998, 2006-09: Nicklas Lidstrom After two… Continue reading The Torch 🔥: Defencemen (Part 2)

The Torch 🔥: Defencemen (Part 1)

The Torch series launched in December with hockey's #1 forwards. Check out Part 1, explaining the High Noon player ranking system and covering 1918 to 1981. Part 2 featured the top forwards from 1982 to the present. Most of us are captivated by the feats of forwards. Checking the scoring leaders. Watching highlight reel goals.… Continue reading The Torch 🔥: Defencemen (Part 1)

Should 2 Stanley Cups Get a Goalie into the HHOF?

Since launching the Adjusted Hockey project, a pair of goaltenders -- Mike Vernon and Chris Osgood -- are frequently in my Twitter mentions. Aside from being fixtures in Red Wing folklore, what do they have in common? Each won a pair of Stanley Cups as a starting goaltender. Each has had their HHOF case passed… Continue reading Should 2 Stanley Cups Get a Goalie into the HHOF?

The Torch 🔥: Forwards (Part 2)

If you didn't catch yesterday's series opener, check out Part 1. It features a background on the approach and some ground rules, walking us from the NHL's founding season through 1981. 🔥 1982-88: Wayne Gretzky Uniquely pumping The Great One's tires is a difficult exercise at this point. No hockey player or their statistical prowess… Continue reading The Torch 🔥: Forwards (Part 2)

The Torch 🔥: Forwards (Part 1)

The title of the best player in a sport is fascinating. Sometimes #1 is crystal clear, quickly pivoting to a best-ever debate. Sometimes #1 is murky, with several candidates vying for the splashy (and extremely unofficial) title. In golf or tennis, the official world rankings govern the sport's hierarchy. In your head-to-head sports like boxing,… Continue reading The Torch 🔥: Forwards (Part 1)

Hall of Fame Teammates

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane recently became only the 11th set of teammates to play 1,000 games together. Both long-time Blackhawk stars are going directly to the HHOF upon retirement. Today, we're answering the question: How rare are HHOF teammates in today's 32-team NHL? https://twitter.com/AdjustedHockey/status/1589648882681593856?s=20&t=lkpvAPxUmfN9z5tQcNqrKg As always, PPS will be our lifeline as we search… Continue reading Hall of Fame Teammates

All-Time Teams: SWEDEN

With PPS in our back pocket to rank the HHOF-worthiness of every NHL player in history, the possibilities are limitless. This is the launch of a new recurring series to provide objective lists of hockey's most accomplished -- by country, by era, by franchise, best-of-all-time, active. It's a canvas to highlight iconic players and spark… Continue reading All-Time Teams: SWEDEN

HHOF Profile: Daniel Alfredsson

The HHOF Narratives 🎭 Big Proponent: "A consistently lethal scoring threat, leader, 13-year captain and two-way force raised the Senators franchise to relevance and carried Sweden to Olympic gold." Big Opponent: "Overrated forward with no signature seasons or meaningful hardware beyond his rookie year never led underachieving Senators to a Stanley Cup win." The Basics… Continue reading HHOF Profile: Daniel Alfredsson

High Noon

Picture a hockey player at their absolute best. That sweet stretch somewhere between an unpolished apprenticeship and the first signs of betrayal of one’s physical gifts. Prime. Pinnacle. Heyday. The peak of their powers. Regardless the descriptor, this is a revealing point in both a career and a Hall of Fame case. Yet, it's a… Continue reading High Noon