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Episode 46: Anders Hedberg, Igor Larionov, Bernie Morris


1978-85; 7 seasons, 6 quality
172G, 225A for 397P, +53 in 465 games; 29.8 PS
Not drafted
Era: Of the 138 players to play in at least 410 games (5 seasons) between 1978 and 1985, Hedberg is
48th in Goals
40th in GPG
59th in Assists
53rd in APG
53rd in Points
46th in PPG
51st in Plus/Minus
52nd Offensive Point Shares
77th in Point Shares
82-game average: 30G, 40A for 70P, +9
3-year peak (‘78-’81): 80-game average of 33G, 42A for 75P, +12
Playoffs: 22G, 24A for 46P, +16 in 58 games
139G, 183A for 322P
82-game average: 25G, 32A for 57P
Vs X: Not on leaderboards
Never traded.
1989-2004; 14 seasons, 13 quality
169G, 475A for 644P, +104P in 921 Games; 15:15 ATOI (since 1998-99); 54.9 PS
Draft: In his draft class (1985), Larionov is
9th in Goals
2nd in Assists
3rd in Points
4th in Plus/Minus
13th in Point Shares
Era: Of the 13 players 29 or over to play in at least 750 games between 1989 and 2004, Larionov is
9th in Goals and GPG
7th in Assists and APG
7th in Points
8th in PPG
5th in Plus Minus
11th in Offensive Point Shares
7th in Defensive Point Shares (3rd Forward)
11th in Point Shares
82-game average: 15G, 43A for 57P, +9
3 year peak (‘93-’96): 82-game average of 20G, 53A for 73P, +24
Playoffs: 30G, 67A for 97P, +9 in 150 games
No possession stats
Adjusted: 170G, 500A for 670
Adjusted 82-game average: 15G, 45A for 60P
Traded (just shy of 35) for Ray Sheppard (29)
Traded (at 40) for Yan Golubovsky (24)
Waived once (due to a contract dispute).
1924-25; 1 season, 0 quality
1G, 1A for 2P in 6 games
Did not play enough for era/per-season calculations
Playoffs: 0 games
Traded into the NHL at 34 and then traded the same day with Bobby Benson (30) for Alf Skinner (28) [It’s possible this is a 3-way trade]
Waived 6 games later

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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