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Episode 55: Hall of Fame Class of 2004: Murphy, Coffey, Bourque

17-12-2020

1980-2001; 21 seasons, all quality
Totals:
288G (6th D All Time),
929A (17th All Time, 4th D) for
1217P (6th D All Time),
+197 in
1615 games (11th All Time, 3rd D);
176.8 PS (14th All Time, 5th D);
Murphy is 8th All Time in Defensive Point Shares and 8th All Time among D in Offensive Point Shares
Draft: Murphy, drafted 4th overall in 1980, is
8th in Goals
2nd in Assists
4th in Points
4th in Plus/Minus
2nd in Point Shares
1st in Games Played
Era: Of the 7 D to play in at least 1,230 games (15 seasons) between 1980 and 2001 - only 1 of whom is not currently in the Hall of Fame - Murphy is
5th in Goals and GPG
3rd in Assists
5th in APG
3rd in Points
5th in PPG
5th in Plus/Minus (but +113 above 6th and +253 above last)
6th in Offensive Point Shares
3rd in Defensive Point Shares
3rd in Point Shares
82-game average: 15G, 48A for 62P, +10
3-year peak (1991-94*): 84-game average of 21G, 60A for 81P, +30; 11.2 PS
Coffey: 1980-01; 21 seasons, 19 quality
Totals:
396G (2nd D All Time)
1135A (6th All Time, 2nd D) for
1531P (13th All Time, 2nd D),
+298 (17th D) in
1409 Games (13th D);
20:42 ATOI (since 1998-99, less than 150 games)
185.7 PS (10th All Time, 4th D)
Coffey is 23rd All Time in Offensive Point Shares (2nd D)
Draft: Drafted 6th overall in 1980, Coffey is
5th in Goals
1st in Assists (by 400)
1st in Points (by over 130)
2nd in Plus/Minus
1st in Point Shares
2nd in Games Played
Era: Of the 7 D to play in at least 1,230 games (15 seasons) between 1980 and 2001, Coffey is
1st in Goals and GPG
1st in Assists and APG
1st in Points and PPG
4th in Plus/Minus
2nd in Offensive Point Shares
6th (2nd last) in Defensive Point Shares
2nd in Point Shares
82-game average: 23G, 66A for 89P, +17
3-year peak (1983-86): 80-game average of 43G, 87A for 129P, +57; 15.1 PS
No possession stats
Bourque: 1979-2001; 22 seasons, all quality
Totals:
410G (1st D All Time)
1169A (4th All Time, 1st D) for
1579P (11th All Time, 1st D),
+527 (3rd All Time) in
1612 Games (12th All Time, 4th D);
242.7 PS (2nd All Time - behind only Gretzky)
27:37 ATOI (last 3 seasons only);
Bourque is 1st All Time in Defensive Point Shares
Bourque is 1st All Time among D in Offensive Point Shares
Per Game: Among D, Bourque is
5th All Time in GPG
3rd All Time in APG
4th All Time in PPG
Draft: Drafted 8th overall in 1979, Bourque is
7th in Goals (1st D)
2nd in Assists
2nd in Points
1st in Plus/Minus (by +79)
1st in Point Shares (by 82.3 - there are players in the Hall of Fame with fewer point shares)
Era: Of the 9 players to play in at least 1,394 games (17 seasons) between 1979 and 2001, Bourque is
5th in Goals (1st D)
6th in GPG (2nd D)
2nd in Assists (1st D)
4th in APG (2nd D)
4th in Points (1st D)
5th in PPG (2nd D)
1st in Plus/Minus
3rd in OPS (1st D)
1st in DPS (by 17.7)
2nd in PS (1st D)
82-game average: 21G, 60A for 80P, +27
3-year peak (1982-85): 80-game average of 27G, 67A for 94P, +48
No possession stats

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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 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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