Nels Stewart

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by Nalyd Psycho, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Nalyd Psycho

    Nalyd Psycho Registered User

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    I just realized something. Stewart finished his career as the all-time leader in points and goals. Won one scoring title and two MVPs. He had a 16 year career. In 5 of those seasons, there were no post season all stars. For 11 seasons there were. He was never once a first or second team all star.

    How did this happen?

    Asside from the two MVP years, his scoring was higher after the all-star teams were introduced. And surely, if the rule changes benefitted others more than Stewart, his goal record wouldn't have lasted 15 years. Just, really weird...
     
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    Stewart was also NHL history's most penalized player when he retired, maybe they held his alleged dirty stickwork against him when choosing All star teams. As he was bigger than most other players at that time and slow skater, maybe his overall game wasn't considered good enough. It's sometimes written that his linemates took care of all the defensive work in his line.

    Good question on his exclusion though, with a quick glance it seems that his teammates and apparently even his linemates were selected to all-star teams.
     
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    Just a quick glance shows that the runner-up in the scoring race wasn't an all-star 6 times in the first 10 years. In 30-31 4 players that outscored Stewart also didn't make the all-star teams, Ebbie Goodfellow, Charlie Conacher, Ace Bailey and Joe Primeau. Joe Primeau was second in scoring in 31-32 and didn't make the all-star teams.
     

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