I've never really seen anyone rank The Rocket lower than 5th. Gretzky ,Orr,
Howe ,Lemieux all have a 100 so there's your answer-Maurice The Rocket Richard.
An old-timer might say Howie Morenz or Eddie Shore though.
Tons of great players never scored 100pt seasons. Just about any HOF who played prior to 1968.
Exactly. Even most of today's elite come at the end of this long line on this list. Anyone who played through the 80s and didn't break 100 pts takes a back seat to those HOFers who played around 48/50 games a season (Howe only broke 100 pts once... and that was post expansion I believe).
What are you laughing about? Nieuwendyk's name perfectly fits this topic. He isn't far behind Mike Modano in terms of achievements.
Problem being this thread isn't called who has achieved the most without getting 100 pts, it's who's the 'best player' to never get 100 pts. I'd be disappointed if you did research and didn't come up with atleast 50 players who deserve to be above Nieuwendyk on the list. I'm sure most could come up with 100, seemingly despite Joe's 1000+ pts. His only superstar years were his first 4 when he came close, but that was also in the late 80s/early 90s.
As such, you have to begin with the Richards, Beliveaus, Lindsays, Delvecchios, Geoffrions (95 pts in '60-61!), Moores (96 in '58-59), Mahovolich's, Bathgates (only did it in the WHL), Ullmans, etc etc etc. If you change it to be current players, he might crawl up there somewhere. I think Kovalchuk is better than Nieuwendyk at any point in his career... can we add players like him as well? I think Nieuwendyk might belong on the list of current players with the most points who have never gotten 100 pts in a season. That's a pretty specific list though, and pegs him as a consistent player who has played a long time... not the 'best' at any time.
Art Ross never scored 20 points in a year, much less 100. I think his total points is 121 (going by the Legends of Hockey thing). Of course he played an incredibly low amount of games every year, 21 being the most.
He did a good deal for hockey and deserves to be mentioned, even if he isn't the best.