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Episode 50: Kevin Lowe, Scott Stevens and JG Talbot


1979-98; 19 seasons, 17 quality by DPS
84G, 347A for 431P, +260 in 1254 PG; 74.9 PS
Draft: Lowe, drafted 21st overall in 1979 is ranked
36th in Goals
21st in Assists
25th in Points
4th in Plus/Minus
10th in Point Shares
6th in Games
Era: Of the 8 D to play in at least 1,148 games (14 seasons) between 1979 and 1998, Lowe is
6th (3rd last) in Goals and GPG
6th (3rd last) in Assists and APG
6th (3rd last) in Points and PPG
4th in Plus/Minus
6th (3rd last) in Offensive Point Shares
7th (2nd last) in Defensive Point Shares
7th (2nd last) in Point Shares
4th in Games Played
82-game average: 6G, 23A for 28P, +17
3-year peak (1981-84): 80-game average of 6G, 36A for 42P, +41 [Note: Lowe’s three best seasons are too far apart]
No possession stats
Playoffs: 10G, 48A for 58P, +49 in 214 GP (14th All Time, 5th at his retirement)
1982-2004; 22 seasons, 21 quality by DPS
196G (23rd D All Time),
712A (11th D) for
908P (12th D),
+395 (13th All Time, 8th D) in
1635 games (10th All Time, 2nd D);
169.7 PS (20th All Time);
23:44* ATOI (last 6 seasons only)
Stevens is 2nd All Time in Defensive Point Shares
Drafted 5th overall in 1982, in his draft class Stevens is
13th in Goals
3rd in Assists
6th in Points
1st in Plus/Minus (by over double 2nd)
2nd in Point Shares
2nd in Games
Era: Of the twelve players to play in at least 1,394 games (17 seasons) between 1982 and 2004, Stevens is
11th (2nd last) in Goals
12th (last) in GPG
10th (3rd last) in Assists and APG
12th (last) in Points and PPG
2nd in Plus/Minus
12th (last) in Offensive Point Shares
1st in Defensive Point Shares
4th in Point Shares
82-game average: 10G, 36A for 46P, +20
3-year peak (1991-94): 84-game average of 17G, 53A for 70P, +33
No possession data
26G (16th D All Time),
92A (11th D) for
118P (11th D),
+44 (23rd All Time, 14th D) in
233 Games (6th All Time, 3rd D)
NHL: 1954-71; 17 seasons, 16 quality (by DPS)
4 totals:
242A (12th D All Time at his retirement) for
285P (18th D at his retirement),
+122 (since 1959-60, 10th D at his retirement) in
1066 games (21st All Time at his retirement);
85.7 PS (11th D at his retirement)
Talbot was 4th All Time in Defensive Point Shares at his retirement
Era: Of the 20 players to play in at least 1,000 games [only 4 D] between 1954 and 1971, Talbot is
20th (last) in Goals, GPG, Points, PPG and Offensive Point Shares
19th (2nd last) in APG
18th (3rd last) in Assists
4th in Plus/Minus [it wasn’t tracked league-wide until 1967-68]
2nd in Defensive Point Shares
8th in Point Shares
82-game average: 3G, 19A for 22P, +12* [Applicable for last 804 games of career]
3 year peak (1960-63): 70-game average of 4G, 30A for 34P, +25; 7.4 PS
No possession stats
Playoffs: 4G, 26A for 30P, +12 (since 1959-60) in 151 games (4th All Time at his retirement)

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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