What is the equivalent to NBA triple double?

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  1. alko

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    A triple-double is defined as a performance in which a player accumulates a double digit number total in three of five statistical categories—points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots—in a game. The most common way for a player to achieve a triple-double is with points, rebounds, and assists, though on occasion players may record 10 or more steals or blocked shots in a game.[12] The origin of the term "triple-double" is unclear. Some sources claim that it was coined by former Los Angeles Lakers public relations director Bruce Jolesch in the 1980s in order to showcase Magic Johnson's versatility,[13][14] while others claim that it was coined by then Philadelphia 76ersmedia relations director Harvey Pollack in 1980.[15][16] The triple-double became an officially recorded statistic during the 1979–80 season.
    There has been occasional controversy surrounding triple-doubles made when a player achieves the feat with a late rebound. Players with nine rebounds in a game have sometimes been accused of deliberately missing a shot late in the game in order to recover the rebound; a few have even gone so far as shooting off their opponent's basket trying to score a triple-double. To deter this, NBA rules allow rebounds to be nullified if the shot is determined not to be a legitimate scoring attempt.

    So, lets transform it to ice-hockey (not strictly only NHL).
     
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    Gordie Howe hat trick?
     
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    Negative. A triple double is measured against three statistical categories. A hat trick is measured against one.

    The real answer is the Gordie Howe hat trick. Goal, assist, and a fight.
     
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    For a defenseman, I’d say a goal, an assist, 5+ hits and 5+ blocked shots. I know it’s four categories, but it seems like achieving that type of statline is as difficult as racking up a a triple double. :dunno:
     
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    But that is only 1 + 1 + 1.
     
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    Nothing. Triple Doubles aren't that rare, like a hattrick is much rarer.

    Westbrook put up 40+(?) two (? or last?) seasons ago. Ain't no one in the NHL getting 40 hat-tricks or Gordie Howe hat tricks a season.
     
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    Not even close. That is far easier to come by than a triple-double.
     
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    “Only.”

    Triple doubles are far more frequent occurrences than Gordie Howe hat tricks. Even when fighting was prominent.
     
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    Far more triple doubles occur in a year than Gordie Howe hat tricks. Far more.

    Your most prolific scorers seldom fight. And when they do it’s typically in a game where they’re getting blown out and thus haven’t scored. Your most prolific fighters see the least ice time of anyone on the team, and because of their fighting, spend even more time in the penalty box. Seldom to they see the score sheet twice in a game with a fighting major and likely misconduct, much less get a goal and an assist.
     
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    Gordie Howe hatties are even more rare than standard issue hat tricks.
     
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    I'm not talking about a statistical equivalent because such an equivalent doesn't exist. I'm talking about the impressiveness of the feat. You're asking a ridiculous question so lower your standards.
     
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    Not really, Westbrook gets them all the time.

    How many Gordie Howe hat tricks have there been this season? Westbrook himself gets 10+ triple doubles a season.
     
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    Ya but you know what else is rare? A talent like Westbrook. In his MVP season a few years ago he actually averaged a triple double which had never been done before. I would say the equivalent would be two goals, two assists and a win.
     
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    Fighting has nothing to do with skill. Equating that to a triple-double is nonsensical.
     
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    Wouldn't it be more impressive in a loss? I mean if team A have a player with 4 points, they're supposed to win! ;)
     
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    Ya I just thought the win would be good for the two points. Make it a true Tripple double.
     
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    LOL gordie Howe hat trick only a good ol Candian moose licker would think the two are comparable
     
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    A good hockey performance means scoring 1-2 goals. A good basketball performance is putting up 40 points. A goal is far more difficult to make than a basket so I think the hockey triple double is a Gordie Howe Hat trick with the caveat that you have to have won your fight.
     
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    Just a 2 point game maybe. Idk it's hard to compare
     
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    yeah gordie howe hattrick isnt even in the same league, I'm a casual basketball fan and even i see that.

    I don't think theres anything really comparable tbh
     
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    10 goals 10 assists 10 fights
     
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    No it’s not. There were 108 triple doubles in the NBA last season. It’s nowhere near as rare as some are making out out to be
     
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    But what if you get knocked out in all 10 fights.
     
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    Asterisk by the triple double
     
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