Best and worst one year wonders
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09-27-2011, 08:32 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fredericton, NB
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To go way back, what about Punch Broadbent?
He was inducted into the HHOF based on leading the league in goals and points in 1921-22, but he never came close again. His next highest finish in points was 10th, which is actually quite unimpressive, as he played back when half the world's talent still played in the Western Leagues.
You've missed his NHA seasons of course. He was third in goals in 1914/15. He also missed three prime seasons to the war. I'm not saying he's Hall worthy, of course.
His big season was helped immensely by Jack Darragh's one-season retirement. Darragh returned the next season, and he and Broadbent had to split the RW minutes, both putting up 15 points; 28 or more points would have ranked fourth in the league if recorded by a single player.
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