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Adam Oates Hall of Fame Worthiness

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11-23-2005, 10:19 PM
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Should make it easily even if HOF had standards

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Originally Posted by God Bless Canada
Just to clarify on Ogopogo's behalf (before we get a series of posts on his comment), Ogopogo had Oates as the third greatest playmaker of all time in his list released in June. Typo, I'm assuming.
Yes third greatest playmaker is what I meant. At their peak, player like Orr and Lemieux may have been more talented but, over the course of a career, Oates was more productive.

1 Wayne Gretzky 137.75
2 Gordie Howe 84.5
3 Adam Oates 55
4 Frank Boucher 51
5 Mario Lemieux 50.5
6 Andy Bathgate 50
7 Phil Esposito 49
8 Stan Mikita 48.5
9 Bobby Orr 46.5
10 Bill Cowley 40.75
11 Jean Beliveau 39.25
12 Ted Lindsay 37.5
Elmer Lach 37.5
14 Paul Coffey 34
15 Jaromir Jagr 31
16 Marcel Dionne 30.5
17 Bryan Trottier 30
Guy Lafleur 30
19 Bobby Clarke 29.5
20 Cy Denneny 28.75
21 Ron Francis 28
22 Alex Delvecchio 27
23 Howie Morenz 26.17
24 Peter Forsberg 24
25 Peter Stastny 23
Art Chapman 23

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And that longevity wil factor into his election I think. He was still a very effective player in Anaheim's unlikely run to the Finals in his penultimate season, long after his prime years had passed.

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