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10-28-2012, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Morenz is highly overrated IMO. Take the case of Marty Barry. Barry's career overlapped with Morenz's for eight seasons. Barry outscored Morenz five times, Morenz outscored Barry three times. Barry has a comparable career PPG.

One of them is considered an All-Time great, another is "just another pre-O6 player".
Points finishes:

Marty Barry: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 7th, 8th
Howie Morenz: 1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 10th, 10th

Hart Trophies:

Howie Morenz: 3
Marty Barry: 0

In 1950, Morenz was chosen hockey's greatest player of previous half-century by the Canadian Press.

The votes were:

Howie Morenz 27
Maurice Richard 4*
Cyclone Taylor 3
Frank Nighbor 2

Tied with 1: Syl Apps, Turk Broda, Aurel Joliat, Newsky Lalonde, Milt Schmidt, Eddie Shore, Nels Stewart

*Only 5 years into his career

Marty Barry was better at being a Red Wing than Howie Morenz, though.

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