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andyhack Posted - 10/24/2009 : 02:04:16
For me, it may very well be this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THjM6rIWObM&feature=related

What is it for you?
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sahis34 Posted - 11/20/2010 : 21:52:04
kovalev's 8 minute shift,, He got it as punishment for taking too long of shifts oddly enough. he scored toward the end of it though.

Go OILERS Go!!!
sahis34 Posted - 11/20/2010 : 21:50:08
quote:
Originally posted by Axey

How about the Habs winning at least one cup per decade for 9 staight decades.



those years had way less teams then 30, 6 in lots of them

Go OILERS Go!!!
Guest3004 Posted - 11/20/2010 : 21:34:00
No ones mentioned Tony O's 15 shutouts in his Rookie year, pretty impressive! However, my favorite has to be Orr's 139 points by a defenceman in 70-71!
Yewcandoit Posted - 11/20/2010 : 18:47:33
Bill Mosienko

Fastest hat trick in NHL history. In a 1952 game against the New York Rangers, Mosienko scored three goals in 21 seconds. 45 seconds later, he hit the post.
irvine Posted - 05/01/2010 : 17:00:43
If I am to say what the most incredible stat in hockey history is, I'll just say this...


Wayne Gretzky.

No need to pick a certain one. His name says it all, and all of the ones he owns, and by the amount he owns most of them by, is a great stat in its own! :P

Irvine/prez.
Guest3597 Posted - 05/01/2010 : 08:41:43
quote:
Originally posted by Guest6578

Jim Carey winning the Vezina for the caps in 95-96. Then dissapearing into nhl obscurity.



but now he's a great comedian
Jumbo Joe Rocks Posted - 04/29/2010 : 13:18:05
If the QMJHL counts Ladislav Nagy had 71 goals and 125 points in 60 games with my hometown team the Halifax Moose Heads

'' GO SHARKS GO ''
freddyboy Posted - 04/29/2010 : 12:20:32
quote:
Originally posted by Gusteroni

There was a new record set last night in the playoffs and you can look at it two ways:

1) Washington Capitals are the first #1 seeded team ever to lose to a #8 seeded team when up in a playoff series 3 games to 1.

2) Montreal Canadiens are the first #8 seeded team to ever win against a #1 seeded team when down in a playoff series 3 games to 1.

When Hell freezes over, I'll play hockey there too.



prefer option 2 hehe

joe is a god, if u dont agree....i dont care
Gusteroni Posted - 04/29/2010 : 11:14:49
There was a new record set last night in the playoffs and you can look at it two ways:

1) Washington Capitals are the first #1 seeded team ever to lose to a #8 seeded team when up in a playoff series 3 games to 1.

2) Montreal Canadiens are the first #8 seeded team to ever win against a #1 seeded team when down in a playoff series 3 games to 1.

When Hell freezes over, I'll play hockey there too.
Gusteroni Posted - 04/27/2010 : 11:01:24
Nashville Predators now have the distinct honor of being the only team in NHL history to give up a short handed goal in the last minute of a playoff game. Nice feat!! I know there is not a team out there that wants to try and take that record.

When Hell freezes over, I'll play hockey there too.
Odin Posted - 04/27/2010 : 10:52:31
How about a .750 Stanley Cup winning %? That absolutely will never be touched.

Or, and I'm not a big fan of this stat, but +124??? That's insane.
Guest8353 Posted - 04/27/2010 : 10:36:01
The fact that the Leafs have won even one cup
99pickles Posted - 04/26/2010 : 19:22:28
quote:
Originally posted by Axey

How about the Habs winning at least one cup per decade for 9 staight decades.



Definitely a powerful statistic. I think going to the finals for ten straight years (1951-1960) is even more stunning on their part!
Axey Posted - 04/26/2010 : 10:04:57
quote:
Originally posted by Guest9023

and its all over isn't it? 9...



Yes, they didnt win last year .. that has nothing to do with anything. The record will probably never be broken.
Guest9023 Posted - 04/26/2010 : 00:00:38
and its all over isn't it? 9...
Axey Posted - 04/25/2010 : 11:11:43
How about the Habs winning at least one cup per decade for 9 staight decades.
99pickles Posted - 04/25/2010 : 08:52:26
That Gretzky article was a nice read - it brings back memories of that time; I wish I could go back and relive them!

To the question at hand...

There seems to be perhaps 3 types of astonishing records to consider:

-- the single game record

-- the single season record

-- the career record

So here are my highlights for each category:

Sittler's single game of 10 points is obviously amazing - even he is the first to admit that not only did his one goal go in through sheer luck alone (was it the last one where he just threw it at Reece from the corner?) but he also says that something like that was both skill and good fortune combined. Neither Gretzky nor Lemieux could equal this accomplishment. This one is safe for a very long time. Perhaps until they make major rule changes to the entire sport simply to pump up scoring.

There are many single season performances to choose from. Although difficult to select just one, I am astonished by the 50 goals in 39 games before anyone had yet scored 30...capped by the 5 goal game to hit the 50 mark. Astonishing. But isn't 92 goals astonishing also? And 215 points? Tough to go with just one here, isn't it?

Career Record?? I can't decide between Hall's 500 straight complete games (not just starts, keep in mind) and Gretzky's nearly 3000 points. 3000 points in 20 seasons is 2 Hall of Fame careers put back-to-back. That's 1500 points for ten years, and then 1500 points for another ten years!! Gotta go with Gretzky on this one too.
Guest7602 Posted - 03/14/2010 : 14:07:44
quote:
Originally posted by ryan93

Wayne Gretzky's 51 game point streak is pretty remarkable to me.


They ran this Sports Illustrated article in 1984 that quotes sources that said Gretzky was secretly trying to score at least a point in all 80 games of the season! If he hadn't run into that shoulder injury which forced him to sit out 6 games and hampered his scoring ability, arguably resulting in the streak coming to an end, maybe he could have accomplished it! Amazing...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1121668/index.htm

There are just so many "What ifs" with Gretzky, maybe more than even Lemieux. What if he hadn't been nailed by Suter in the 1991 Canada Cup, how many points would have have finished his career with? What if he had played all 80 games in 1984? How many points? 221? What if he had not left Edmonton? How many more scoring titles and Hart Trophies and Stanley Cups??? Would he have finished with well over a 1000 goals and 3000 points in regular season play? So many more...
ryan93 Posted - 03/12/2010 : 16:04:44
How about the numbers put up by the NHL's first true superstar, Joe Malone...

*7 goals in 1 game
*44 goals in a 20 game season
*over a span of 5 seasons, 142 goals in 96 games

Another early NHL star...George Hainsworth had 22 shutouts in 1928/29.

*******************************

I'm just trying to come up with some aside from the obvious choices, i mean it's hard to argue with the many impressive Gretzky stats...50 in 39....92g...163a....215pts...2857pts...etc

Dave Schultz had 472 penalty minutes in the 74/75 season for the Flyers!
ryan93 Posted - 03/12/2010 : 15:54:32
Wayne Gretzky's 51 game point streak is pretty remarkable to me.
Guest7602 Posted - 03/12/2010 : 15:49:52
quote:
Originally posted by Guest4800

in 1993 Lemieux played with Lymphoma, took 2 months off to treat and beat cancer, then returned the same season to win the scoring race with 160 points (69 goals, 91 assists) in 60 games.


True, and as remarkable as that is, it still doesn't beat Gretzky's 2.77 ppg avergage in 83-84.
CoreteztheKiller Posted - 03/12/2010 : 15:13:16
You can look at so many of Gretzky's record but, the most mind boggling to me is his career points total, specifically his assists. He has the most goals of alltime, thats impressive, but look at the assists.

Imagine if Wayne Gretzky never scored a single goal in his NHL career. He would still be the alltime leader in points.
Guest4800 Posted - 03/11/2010 : 18:06:54
in 1993 Lemieux played with Lymphoma, took 2 months off to treat and beat cancer, then returned the same season to win the scoring race with 160 points (69 goals, 91 assists) in 60 games.
Guest7602 Posted - 03/11/2010 : 17:49:38
quote:
Originally posted by Guest6578

I like Lemieux's 160 points in 60 games in the '93 season. It could be argued that barring injury, he could have conceivably broken Gretzy's 215 point record.



Gretzky's 153 points in 51 games during his 51 game point scoring streak was more impressive. He averaged THREE points per game during that streak. His 1984 season was also more impressive, when he averaged 2.77 ppg but missed many games due to injury. That was really his best season, and would have finished with 222 points had he played every game!

Had Lemieux played all 80 games, going by his 2.67 ppg, he would have still fallen short of Gretzky's record 215 points.
Nikka B Posted - 11/04/2009 : 00:22:11
Teemu Selanne's 132 points in his rookie season with Winnipeg.
fat_elvis_rocked Posted - 11/03/2009 : 22:20:17
quote:
Originally posted by Guest8933

I must say all excellent posts with mininum amount of criticism of others peoples picks. All impressive stats and for those questiong Halls inclusion. As someone who played and loved broomball, Hockey, baseball, softball, and slo-pitch (obviously not at the same high level) I might have had a streak in slo pitch softball combined 240 games but that was playing 2 years approx 120 games a year. In addition to being a summer sport and relatively non contact. Playing 500 games in a contact sport with poor equipment and people firing pucks at you is impressive to say the least much less accomplishing it at the level he did. In addition it is a winter sport flu cold and just wanting a friggin day off. I beleive it would be impressive for avg goalie much less a superstar like hall. Hockey news thinks he is 16 best hockey player ever and he obviously loved the game.



Apparently this what happens when you drink Red Bull and type..

Please guest....use the Return Key, make a paragraph here and there, take a breath, I started reading your post and sped up to the point of almost falling out my chair.

This is a couple of your posts I have tried to read. I think you have valid input, but it is difficult to see it.

Keep posting, but give a guy a break here, I'm getting all googly-eyed trying to get through them.
brentrock2 Posted - 11/03/2009 : 17:18:23
quote:
Originally posted by andyhack

For me, it may very well be this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THjM6rIWObM&feature=related

What is it for you?



Yes, that is mine too, very funny.

HABS RULE!!
brentrock2
Guest8933 Posted - 11/03/2009 : 17:12:44
I must say all excellent posts with mininum amount of criticism of others peoples picks. All impressive stats and for those questiong Halls inclusion. As someone who played and loved broomball, Hockey, baseball, softball, and slo-pitch (obviously not at the same high level) I might have had a streak in slo pitch softball combined 240 games but that was playing 2 years approx 120 games a year. In addition to being a summer sport and relatively non contact. Playing 500 games in a contact sport with poor equipment and people firing pucks at you is impressive to say the least much less accomplishing it at the level he did. In addition it is a winter sport flu cold and just wanting a friggin day off. I beleive it would be impressive for avg goalie much less a superstar like hall. Hockey news thinks he is 16 best hockey player ever and he obviously loved the game.
Larrydavid Posted - 11/03/2009 : 07:38:25
All Mentioned are incredible records.

I don't think Gretzky's assists or points in a season or any of his career stats will be broken. His goals in a season and 50 in 39 while are incredible I think Ovechkin could have a chance as much as I don't like him.

2 that I don't think will ever be broken. Selanne 76 goals as a rookie
and Bobby Orr + 124 in one season.

But the most incredible has to Be Gretzky's career stats

894 Goals
1963 Assists
2857 Points

For someone to break these records they would have to average

79 games played for basically 19 seasons
47 Goals
103 Assists
150 points

Never
Guest6578 Posted - 11/02/2009 : 05:53:14
21 points, and 14 goals, as a rookie int he playoffs... dino ciccarelli
Guest6578 Posted - 11/02/2009 : 04:58:51
Jim Carey winning the Vezina for the caps in 95-96. Then dissapearing into nhl obscurity.
Guest6578 Posted - 11/02/2009 : 04:44:49
I like Lemieux's 160 points in 60 games in the '93 season. It could be argued that barring injury, he could have conceivably broken Gretzy's 215 point record.

Bernie Nichols getting 150 points, and 70 goals for the Kings. I mean, Bernie was a solid center, but it just goes to show u how much attention was spent on Gretz that year in LA to allow a decent center like Nichols to rack up such impressive numbers.

Hasek practically single handedly defeating Canada at the Nagano Olympics.
Guest3331 Posted - 11/01/2009 : 10:39:41
Actually gretzky retired with 60 records under his belt. He gained the 61st during retirement (which in itself is another record only player to gain a record while retired) the record he gained while retired was best ppg. After Lemiuex's somewhat succesful return from retirement his ppg dropped .
Guest4328 Posted - 10/31/2009 : 13:48:46
quote:
Originally posted by Leafs81

Pretty impressive stats right there. To me the most impressive one in the NHL is 61 records by Gretzky. 62 if you count that having the most records is a record.

He retired 10 years ago with 61 records under his belt and he still have them.



Ya, that is an amazing number of records for one person to have. And not just that he still has them 10 years later, but that in 20 and 30 and 40 years he'll STILL have most of them, barring major changes to the game. Some of his records (a lot of the single season ones) are already 25 yrs old.
Leafs81 Posted - 10/31/2009 : 08:58:14
Pretty impressive stats right there. To me the most impressive one in the NHL is 61 records by Gretzky. 62 if you count that having the most records is a record.

He retired 10 years ago with 61 records under his belt and he still have them.
Guest0279 Posted - 10/31/2009 : 06:18:49
guest 4271 and guest 6591:
excellent posts, you'll note that leaf fans do not even respond to these true stats, 'cause they are in deep pain right now, and have been for years, and years, and years!!!!

So, I'll echo your comments and add to your choices of incredible stats - just an incredible stat for how bad the leafs "sucking" is!!!
andyhack Posted - 10/31/2009 : 01:50:57
What about team statistics?

Three that come to mind for me are:

1. 76-77 Montreal Canadiens - only EIGHT losses in 80 games

2. 78-79 Boston Bruins - ELEVEN 20 goal scorers

3. 79-80 Philadelphia Flyers THIRTY FIVE games without a loss

Can you tell that I grew up in the 70s? (the best decade ever for movies by the way - and political scandals too!)
Matt_Roberts85 Posted - 10/26/2009 : 08:04:02
quote:
Originally posted by willus3

It's pretty hard to argue with Hall's record. Look at how much attention Kipper received last year for playing so many games. That was one season. Imagine 500 games in a row. Then factor in that he wasn't wearing a mask. Fantastic!



nor did it include exhibition games or playoffs

There is no "I" in team, but there is an "M" and an "E".
slozo Posted - 10/26/2009 : 08:03:42
Had to be good enough to start was what is required for an ironman streak . . . Hall definitely was well above that minimum requirementone, and was one of if not the best goalie for a large part of his streak. I never called Hall just good enough to start, if you read my post - I said that ironman streaks only required a player of that standard.

In terms of just being good enough to get inserted into the lineup (at times) Doug Jarvis at forward (964 games) is a prime example of that. So is baseball's Cal Ripken, who many argue should have been scratched many times due to his dwindling performance in later years.

I think the streak will never be broken by another goalie, but only because of the way the game has changed, and the money invested in each player.

"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
Guest4271 Posted - 10/26/2009 : 01:41:53
This season's greatest stat... a number which keeps getting better... Toronto losing * straight. Oh yeah baby, worst season start in francise history and still getting worse. This habs fan is luvin' it!

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