Top-100 Hockey Players of All-Time - Round 2, Vote 16

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  1. quoipourquoi Goaltender

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    Procedure
    • You will be presented with 10+ players based on their ranking in the Round 1 aggregate list (10 players plus anyone with 99% of the voting points of the 10th ranked player)
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    The actual voting period will open up on Friday, March 1st at midnight and continue through Sunday, March 3rd at 8:59pm. Eastern time zone. I will release the results of the vote on Monday, March 4th.


    Vote 16 Candidates
    • Aurele Joliat
    • Bill Durnan
    • Boris Mikhailov
    • Brett Hull
    • Charlie Gardiner
    • Cy Denneny
    • Jari Kurri
    • Max Bentley
    • Sergei Fedorov
    • Turk Broda
     
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  2. MXD Original #4

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    ... I think I would've had Gardiner first in Vote 11.
    Joliat was a bit overdue, but not Gardiner-overdue. Should've gone before Dit Clapper at the very least, considering Joliat was deemed better as a forward and was too old by 1938 to move to D (and reap the AST berths due to weak competition). Not to mention probably a bit slight to be a D.
    Mikhaïlov and Bentley are available at ther ight
    Fedorov? I guess he became available at the right time, but being not emotionally-attached to the Red Wings and having no bias in favor of DPE, he's starting right at the bottom of the pile.
     
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  3. blogofmike Registered User

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    How much does it hurt Gardiner that in the season following his death, Lorne Chabot, who had never won anything as an individual, also won 1st Team AS honours and had the best GAA behind a similar Chicago team?

    In Durnan's case, the Vezinas stopped piling up after his departure.
     
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    Joliat and Gardiner were back to back on my original list, and were my highest remaining unavailable players.

    Fedorov has just never done it for me... I had Datsyuk ranked higher than him. Neither were in my top 100.
     
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    All it says it that Lorne Chabot had the best GAA.
     
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    Hart trophy voting results

    Player1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th+Total
    Brett Hull12 1?3 (4?)
    Max Bentley1113
    Aurele Joliat123
    Bill Durnan1113
    Sergei Fedorov112
    Turk Broda11
    Charlie Gardiner11
    Cy Denneny0
    Jari Kurri0
    Boris Mikhailov0
    As far as I can tell, Kurri only got a single vote for the Hart during his career (a 2nd place vote in 1985). Was that because he didn't deserve it, or because he was in Gretzky's shadow? (I'd say it's the former, but the only thing that gives me pause is he didn't get any consideration during his first few post-Gretzky seasons, which were very strong).

    Mikhailov never played in the NHL, so was never eligible for the Hart trophy.

    Denneny played roughly half his career during the Hart era - so I think it's fair to ask why he didn't do better in the voting.

    See this link for a discussion of the bizarre voting rules in 1995 (which is why I gave Hull a question mark).

    Note that one of Joliat's 5th place finishes took place pre-consolidation, so is probably worth less than face value.
     
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  7. Hockey Outsider Registered User

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    VsX results (1927-2018)

    Player 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 7YR 10YR
    Max Bentley 114.3 101.7 97.2 93.9 90.0 75.9 59.4 59.4 55.6 52.5 90.4 80.0
    Jari Kurri 100.0 100.0 93.4 92.9 83.9 73.4 73.3 72.1 64.2 58.8 88.1 81.2
    Brett Hull 113.9 94.0 87.6 82.3 80.8 79.1 78.2 75.2 73.1 71.4 88.0 83.6
    Aurel Joliat 111.4 88.6 86.0 81.4 78.0 71.1 61.7 58.6 57.5 56.3 82.6 75.1
    Sergei Fedorov 100.0 89.2 79.8 75.6 74.7 74.1 71.9 71.4 68.7 66.0 80.8 77.1
    The top three players are pretty close (though Hull clearly has better longevity in years eight through ten).

    These numbers only go back to 1927, so I'm missing Joliat's first four seasons. He was runner-up in scoring in 1925 and 5th place in 1924 (though only three points from the scoring lead) in 1924). These were split-leagues, but you'd have to think (conservatively) there are worth at least 85's. That would give him a seven year score of 87.9 and a ten year score of 80.7 (even that's probably too low, as we could likely drop off a few of his tail-end years).
     
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    Some great new candidates. Gardiner is an easy #1. A shame Benedict went in before we could even discuss Gardiner, but that's the way the ball bounces.

    Love that we get a chance to talk Bentley vs these wingers. I think I prefer Bentley, but I'm not 100%.

    Joliat has a lot in common with Kurri.

    Mikhailov shows up at the right time.

    Fedorov seems a few rounds too early.
     
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    I had Charlie Gardiner , Boris Mikhailov going earlier.
    I have Bentley, Hull going later, the rest around this spot.

    I have Fedorov barely in my top 120.
     
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    No, he's due here. Selänne got voted in two rounds ago but Fedorov's a few rounds too early? TDMM, you crack me up.
     
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    I'm certainly looking forward to hearing the case for Gardiner, given how much consternation there has been over his absence up until now.

    I've said my piece on Durnan, probably not much more I can add. He's my number one again unless I'm convinced one of the newcomers should rank ahead.

    I think the holdover wingers deserve a stronger look this round.

    I didn't have that big of a gap between Yzerman and Fedorov on my initial list, so I could see Fedorov going in at this point. Key member of three Cup winners, and always showed up in the playoffs. Coasting through the regular season hurt his numbers post-peak, but you can't say that saving some juice for the playoffs didn't pay off. For whatever this bit of anecdotal evidence is worth, Jason Chimera was on local Edmonton radio not too long ago and mentioned that Fedorov was a real leader in Columbus, often staying late after practice to work on his game and mentor young players.
     
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    This is the HOH Top Centers list in this section:

    RankPlayerHeightWeightBornDiedCareerNationality
    23Joe Malone5'10"150189019691910-1924Canada
    24Max Bentley5'10"155192019841940-1954Canada
    25Norm Ullman5'10"17519351955-1977Canada
    26Elmer Lach5'10"165191820151940-1954Canada
    27Bill Cowley5'10"165191219931934-1947Canada
    28Nels Stewart6'1"195190219571925-1940Canada
    29Sergei Fedorov (Fyodorov)6'2"20719691986-2009Russia
    30Sid Abel5'11"170191820001938-1954Canada
    31Dave Keon5'9"16519401960-1982Canada
    32Doug Gilmour5'11"17719631983-2003Canada

    At the time, I remember strongly favoring Sid Abel over Fedorov, but obviously they didn't finish that way.

    The "classic" question asked by Fedorov detractors is why should he rank over Doug Gilmour?
     
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    I like Gilmour and had him reasonably high on my list, but did you see him on big ice in the 1990 World Championships against the Soviets? He looked like Nemo from Finding Nemo out there, totally lost out there in the big pond.

    Fedorov's Crush, totally calm and aware of his abilities/surroundings.
     
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    Durnan ahead of Gardiner is something I really, really have to be explained, let alone having suspicions over the latter while lauding the former. Especially playoffs that something that matters to you (and it appears it's the case, considering your paragraph on Fedorov). Both have the same "strike" against them (longevity), it's just that Durnan 'tended for a powerhouse that ended up underachieving while it was mostly the other way around for Gardiner.
     
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    That's a really, really random thing to give importance to.
     
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    In europe fans traditionally value american players on how well they adapt to the big ice. Similar to how americans value europeans on how they adapts to small ice. Not really random but maybe of lesser importance on this forum.
     
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    It's the World Championships and Gilmour is an NHL'er. That's probably all that should be said on the matter.
     
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    So he didn't try his best? Okay, let's say I buy that for the sake of this round. But then you have to buy that the regular season is the regular season and Fedorov is a playoff guy post 1996.
     
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    Why does that matter? He couldnt adapt to the big ice. If you're implying that he didnt try to adapt thats even worse.
     
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    It's nice that you care about it. I just don't. Especially since he was up against players who, mostly, spent the whole season on bigger ice. Being able to adapt is a thing. Having issues adapting when you have so few games to do so is not, and should not be, when talking about a player with 1600+ games in the NHL (and 182 playoffs games, a strictly more important stage than the World Championships, at least when it comes to assessing a North American).

    Also, Gilmour apparently had absolutely awful playoffs in 1990 as well.


    Besides, Doug Gilmour isn't available for voting this round.
     
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    And thats why I added that its of lesser importance on this forum.
     
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    I might as well post my 3rd and final "standard" post now, since things are crazy at work and I likely won't contribute much else this week.

    We have playoff plus/minus data for one new entrant this week - Sergei Fedorov:

    SeasonGames R ON R OFFINCREASE
    1990-917 0.89 0.6733%
    1991-9211 1.33 0.9343%
    1992-937 2.00 0.75167%
    1993-947 0.88 2.14-59%
    1994-9517 3.60 0.84329%
    1995-9619 2.00 0.88127%
    1996-9720 1.71 1.81-5%
    1997-9822 1.00 2.11-53%
    1998-9910 1.60 0.69131%
    1999-009 2.00 0.75167%
    2000-016 1.00 0.5680%
    2001-0223 1.29 1.84-30%
    2002-034 0.67 0.29133%
    2007-087 0.80 0.800%
    2008-0914 1.17 1.21-4%

    His results are very good, but with one important disclaimer (which I'll get to). His overall R-On of 1.37 is outstanding - nearly as good as Gretzky's career average. The difference between his goal differential, and the rest of the team's, is 22% - a bit behind Kurri and Datsyuk, and roughly in the same range as Alfredsson.

    The one thing that jumps out in this data - Fedorov only had a few playoffs when his R-On was worse than his R-Off - but three of those were the years the Wings won the Cup, and in two of those, it was a significant lag. Was this because Fedorov was used in more of a defensive role those years?
     
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  23. DannyGallivan Your world frightens and confuses me

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    You mean "Canadian", I assume (based on the size of the hockey playing population). I'm sure Swedes don't like being called Finns and vica versa.
     
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    Basically this.

    Fedorov had an extremely long and productive career and was the best player in the world for a period of time and has by far the best playoff resume here.

    If anything he is overdue.
     
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    I mean North Americans because it involves both canadians and americans.
     
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