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Episode 24: Mogilny, Bure, Corb Denneny


NHL: 1989-2006; 16 seasons, 14 quality
473G (3rd Russian), 559A for 1032P (3rd Russian), +81 in 990 games; 111.5 PS; 18:32 ATOI (since 1998-99)
Mogilny is 4th All time in GPG and PPG among Russian-born NHL players
Draft: Mogilny was drafted 89th overall in 1988, in his class he is
5th in Goals
6th in Assists, Points and Point Shares
7th in Plus/Minus
Despite being 14th in Games Played
Era: of the 79 players to play in 950 games between 1989 and 2006, Mogilny is:
15th in Goals,
5th in GPG,
22nd in APG and PS,
20th in Points,
8th in PPG,
12th in OPS
82-game average: 39G, 46A for 85P, +7; 9.2 PS
3-year peak (1991-94): 84-game average of 57G, 57A for 115P, +9; 12 PS
Playoffs: 39G, 47A for 86P, -2 in 124 games
Adjusted: 480G, 574P for 1054P
Adjusted 82-game average: 40G, 48A for 87P
If the qualifier is set at 750 games, Mogilny is 23rd All Time in Adjusted PPG
Traded twice in his prime, waived out of the league.
NHL: 1991-2003; 12 seasons, 10 quality
437G (4th Russian All Time), 342A for 779P, +42 in 702 games; 24:24 ATOI (since 1998-99); 93.1 PS
Bure is 5th All Time in GPG (1st Russian) and 24th in PPG (3rd Russian)
[Note: Though Bure is not in the Top 5 USSR-born players in Offensive Point Shares (he’s 8th), it’s worth noting that he has played hundreds fewer games than all the players above him aside from Malkin (2nd, 1 season more than Bure to date) and Kovalchuk (6th, season and a half more than Bure to date) - i.e. if Offensive Point Shares was a rate statistic, Bure would likely be at the very top of the list]
In his draft class (1989), Bure, drafted 113th overall is
23rd in Games but
3rd in Goals,
7th in Assists and
5th in Points
Era: Of the hundreds of players to play in at least 500 games between 1991 and 2003, Bure is
5th in Goals
1st in GPG
53rd in Assists
45th in APG
22nd in Points
7th in PPG
108th in Plus/Minus
10th in Offensive Point Shares
22nd in Point Shares
82-game average: 51G, 40A for 91P
3-year peak (1998-01): 73G, 32A for 105P, +13
Playoffs: 35G, 35A for 70P, +8 in 64 games; 23:58 ATOI (since 1998-99)
Adjusted: 463G, 360A for 823P
Adjusted 82-game average: 54G, 42A for 96P
Bure is 11th All Time in Adjusted GPG and 22nd All Time in Adjusted PPG
Traded twice in his prime.
Corb Denneny:
NHL: 1917-23, 1923-24, 1926-28; 9 seasons, 5 quality (by moderns standards of PPG)
103G (11th All Time when he was traded out of the NHL), 42A (15th) for 145P (11th) in 176 games (20th); 15.7 PS
At his retirement, Denneny was 9th All Time in GPG, 15th in APG and 11th in PPG (minimum 82 games)
82-game average: 48G, 20A for 67P
3-year peak (1919-22): 24-game average of 22G, 10A for 32P
NHL Playoffs: 1G for 1P in 6 games
Adjusted: 140G, 194A for 334P
Adjusted 82-game average: 65G, 90A for 156P
Denneny doesn’t qualify for PG leaderboards but if the qualifier is set to 82-games, Denneny is 15th All Time in Adjusted PPG
Traded within the NHL once in his prime, waived out of the NHL once, traded in and out of the NHL multiple times.

Categories | Eligible Inducted Old Timer


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Bill Enos

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 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. 


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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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