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Episode 10: Hossa, Fedorov and Joe Malone


NHL: 1997-2017; 19 seasons, 18 quality
525G (1st Slovak All Time), 609A (2nd Slovak) for 1134P (2nd Slovak), +245 (1st Slovak) in 1309 games (2nd Slovak); 18:41 ATOI (all but 7 games), 144.2 PS
Hossa is 4th All Time in GPG, 8th in APG and 6th in PPG among Slovak NHL players
Draft: In his draft year (1997), Hossa, drafted 12th overall is
2nd in Goals, Assists and Points
1st in Plus Minus
3rd in Games Played
Era: Of the 7 players to play in at least 1250 games between 1997 and 2017, Hossa is
2nd in Goals, GPG, APG, PPG and OPS
3rd in Assists, Points and PS
1st in Plus/Minus
82-game average: 33G, 39A for 71P, +15
3-year peak (2003-07): 82-game average of 40G, 53A for 92P, +13
Possession (since 2007-08):
54.6% Corsi For (18th, min 500 games)
1.9% Relative Corsi For
54.4% Fenwick For (16th, min 500 games)
1.8% Relative Fenwick For
Playoffs: 52G, 97A for 149P, +25 in 205 games
Adjusted: 594G (22nd All Time), 663A for 1257P
Adjusted 82-game average: 37G, 42A for 79P
Adjusted PPG:
If the qualifier is set to 1250 games, Hossa is 17th All Time in Adjusted PPG
However, if the qualifier is dropped to 1,000 games, he drops out of the Top 25
Traded twice in his prime.
NHL: 1990-2009; 18 seasons, 17 quality
483G (3rd USSR-born player All Time), 696A (1st) for 1179P (1st), +261 (1st) in 1248 games (4th); 19:52 ATOI (since 1998-99), 125.6 PS (8th)
Fedorov is the 8th USSR-born player All Time in GPG, 5th in APG and 7th in PPG, with Hockey Reference rate statistic qualifiers applied
Fedorov is 3rd All Time among USSR-born players in OPS
In his draft class (1989), Fedorov, drafted 74th overall, is
2nd in Goals, Points and Plus/Minus
3rd in Assists
But 5th in Games Played
Of the 19 players to play in at least 1200 games between 1990 and 2009, Fedorov is
7th in Goals, Assists, Points and OPS
5th in GPG
6th in APG and PPG
4th in Plus/Minus
9th in PS
82-game average: 32G, 46A for 77P, +17
3-year peak (1993-96): 82-game average of 45G, 65A for 110P, +42
Possession (since 2007, 2 seasons):
57.8 Corsi For % (10th), 4.1 Corsi For Relative % (20th)
57.4 Fenwick For % (12th), 3.7 Fenwick For Relative % (21st)
52G, 124A (8th All Time) for 176P (15th All Time), +38
Fedorov is 12th All Time in Playoff APG
Adjusted: 508G, 718A for 1226P
Adjusted 82-game average: 33G, 47A for 81P
Adjusted PPG: If the qualifier is set to 1,000 games played, Fedorov falls just outside the Top 25
Traded twice after his prime.
NHL: 1917-1924; 7 seasons, 4 quality
143G (2nd All Time at his retirement), 32A (14th) for 175P (3rd) in 126 games (14th); 21.5 PS (10th)
Malone was the career leader in goals during the 1920-21 season
Malone set the career lead in points in the first ever NHL season and regained the career lead in points in the 1921-22 season, but he was passed the next season by Cy Denneny
Malone was 4th All Time in Offensive Point Shares when he retired
82-game average: 93G, 21A for 107P
3-year peak (1917-20): 24-game average of 38G, 7A for 45P
Playoffs: 6G, 2A for 8P in 9 games
Adjusted: 189G, 142A for 331P
Adjusted 82-game average: 123G, 92A for 215P
Malone is 3rd All-Time in Adjusted PPG if the qualifier is set at 82 games
Traded at the end of his career.

Categories | Eligible Inducted Old Timer


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Bill Enos

Bill Enos 

 Bill grew up on the south shore of Montreal, but was born on the left coast. He has been a die-hard Canucks fan since 1989 (except those two Messier years, which he spent living in a bunker fearing the sun).  Bill has long been an avid baseball, hockey and football fan, and probably should write a book about one of them. Joining the podcast with Riley is a chance for Bill to flex his vast knowledge of hockey history without becoming a pub quiz barfly. Bill has promised to remove his green and blue coloured glasses for the podcast, but can't make any promises. 


Riley Haas

Riley Haas

Riley grew up watching baseball but fell in love with the Maple Leafs during the 1993 playoff run. He had his heart broken by Gretzky and didn't watch hockey again for 5 years. Starting with the 1999 Leafs playoff run Riley immersed himself in hockey again, becoming so obsessive that he eventually wrote a book about Maple Leafs mismanagement. He dates his falling out of love with the Maple Leafs from the David Clarkson contract. He is now much more of a basketball fan but still loves the history of hockey.

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