We’ve examined 27 players, and there are 13 we’ve judged as true NHL Hall of Fame players. Interestingly enough, the rest are an even split: 7 were deemed Hall of Pretty Good Players, and 7 were designated for Some Other Hall. I’m not sure I expected to be running at a clip of about .500 for induction, but glancing at the next run of players, (sorted alphabetically by first name) we’re looking at a bunch of no-doubters, so that should true up the numbers a bit.
Also, we’re about to go on a run of nicknames: Babe, Tiny, Syl, Chuck, Tom, Charlie, and Happy. Not surprisingly, the next 8 are old-time players, and we don’t see a modern day player until we get to Clark Gillies.
I hope you enjoy learning about the older era players as much as I do.