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The Torch πŸ”₯: 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. πŸ”₯ 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 πŸ”₯: Forwards (Part 2)

The Torch πŸ”₯: 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 πŸ”₯: 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

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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