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11-21-2012, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockey Outsider View Post
I don't think that finishing 3rd in scoring over the course of the decade should automatically equate to induction - though Alfredsson certainly helps his case by combining that with good two-way play, a decent (though not great) playoff resume and he'll get some credit for being the cornerstone of the Senators. Out of curiosity, have any players who finished third (or higher) in scoring for an entire decade not earned a spot in the Hall?
By my preferred way of looking at things (give the season to second half/playoffs), Alfredsson finished 4th in his decade. (He's third if you look at 2000-01 to 2009-10). Anyway, here are the top 5 scorers by decade the way I look at it.

2000-2009

1. Joe Thornton 794
2. Jaromir Jagr 737
3. Jarome Iginla 718
4. Daniel Alfredsson 711
5. Marian Hossa 688

1990 - 1999

1. Wayne Gretzky 1020
2. Adam Oates 927
3. Steve Yzerman 918
4. Joe Sakic 917
5. Brett Hull 896

1980-1989

1. Wayne Gretzky 1837
2. Peter Stastny 986
3. Marcel Dionne 980
4. Jari Kurri 950
5. Denis Savard 933

1970-1979

1. Phil Esposito 1108
2. Bobby Clarke 868
3. Jean Ratelle 862
4. Guy Lafleur 816
5. Marcel Dionne 791

1960-1969

1. Bobby Hull 800
2. Gordie Howe 782
3. Stan Mikita 767
4. Norm Ullman 673
5. Jean Beliveau 658

1950-1959

1. Gordie Howe 801
2. Bill Lindsay 609
3. Maurice Richard 582
4. Bert Olmstead 476
5. Bernard Geoffrion 454

1940-1949

1. Doug Bentley 441
2. Toe Blake 422
3. Bill Cowley 399
4. Elmer Lach 399
5. Maurice Richard 348

1930-1939

1. Nels Stewart 376
2. Marty Barry 372
3. Busher Jackson 351
4. Charlie Conacher 347
5. Cooney Weiland 315

1920-1929

1. Cy Denneny 265
2. Babe Dye 248
3. Reg Noble 196
4. Howie Morenz 191
5. Frank Nighbor 188

Prior to the current decade, everyone who has finished top 5 in points for a decade has been enshrined in the HHOF.

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