Who was the better player. they had more in common than just wearing the same number. Both were legendary players. In 1997 The Hockey News made a Top 100 list and Hull was very close to Richard in terms of ranking. So who was better? All-star selections Bobby Hull 12 (10 first team, 2 second team) Maurice Richard 14 (8 first team, 6 second team) Stanley Cups Hull: 1 Richard: 8 Art Ross Trophies Hull: 3 Richard: 0 Hart Trophies Hull: 2 Richard: 1 Goal scoring leader Hull: 7 (all-time record) Richard: 5 So there you have it. That's a fair breakdown. Hull has the edge in individual awards but Rocket won more and was more clutch. All-star team selections are pretty close, only Gretzky, Howe and Bourque have more than Rocket all-time.