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S2021E83 - Episode 83: Hall of Fame Class of 1980

Hall of Fame Class of 1980: Harry Lumley, Lynn Patrick, Gump Worsley

Episode Notes

Harry Lumley: 1943-60, 16 seasons, 13 quality

  • Totals:
  • 330W (1st All Time at his retirement)
  • 239L (10th All Time, 1st at his retirement)
  • 142T (7th All Time, 1st at his retirement);
  • 71 Shutouts (12th All Time; t-5th at his retirement)
  • 133.6 Point Shares (19th Goalie All Time, 1st at his retirement);
  • -22.3 Goals Saved Above Average (only 17% of his Games - 2nd last of only 7 goalies at his retirement) in
  • 48,038 Minutes (1st All Time at his retirement by over 9500)
  • 803 Games (1st All Time at his retirement by 161)
  • Per Game:
  • .905 SV% (only 17% of his Games - 2nd last of only 7 goalies at his retirement)
  • 2.74 GAA (18th All Time at his retirement)
  • Era: Of the 12 goalies to play in at least 205 games between 1943 and 1960, Lumley is
  • 1st in Wins
  • 1st (Last) in Losses (by 120!!!)
  • 1st in Ties
  • Last in Goals Against
  • 6th (2nd last among qualifying goalies) in Save Percentage (only 136 Games)
  • 7th in GAA
  • 6th (2nd last among qualifying goalies) in Saves (only 136 Games)
  • 6th (2nd last among qualifying goalies) in Shots Against (only 136 Games)
  • 6th (2nd last among qualifying goalies) in GSAA (only 136 Games)
  • 1st in Minutes
  • 1st in Point Shares
  • 1st in Games (by 161)
  • 82-game average: 34-34-15; 7 SO
  • Season average: 21-21-9; 4 SO
  • 3-year peak (1952-55): 70-game average of 28-26-16; 10 SO; 2.04 GAA; 14.7 GPS

Lynn Patrick: 1934-43 1945-46; 10 seasons, 8 quality (by modern standards of PPG)

  • Totals:
  • 145G,
  • 191A (t-20th All Time at his retirement) for
  • 336P (t-22nd All Time at his retirement) in
  • 455 Games;
  • 34.5 PS
  • Per Game: Patrick doesn’t qualify for any PG leader-board but if we lower the qualifiers so he does, at his retirement Patrick was
  • T-11th All Time in APG
  • T-16th All Time in PPG
  • Era: Of the 26 skaters to play in at least 328 Games between 1934 and 1943, Patrick is
  • 4th in Goals
  • T-4th in GPG (nobody actually qualifies)
  • 3rd in Assists
  • T-5th in APG (nobody actually qualifies)
  • 4th in Points
  • 5th in PPG (nobody actually qualifies)
  • 4th in Offensive Point Shares
  • 14th (3rd Forward) in Defensive Point Shares
  • 10th in Point Shares
  • 4th in Games
  • 82-game average: 26G, 34A for 61P
  • 3-year peak (1940-43): 48-game average of 25G, 28A for 53P

Gump Worsley: 1952-53, 1954-74, 21 seasons, 12 as a starter, 1 as a 1A, 8 as a backup or injured

  • Totals:
  • 333W (4th All Time at his retirement - Sawchuk, Plante, Hall)
  • 348L (5th All Time - Brodeur, Luongo, Joseph, Meloche - 1st, i.e. last, at his retirement)
  • 149T (5th All Time - Sawchuk, Hall, Brodeur, Esposito - 3rd at his retirement)
  • 43 Shutouts (16th All Time at his retirement),
  • 131.2 Point Shares (21st All Time, 5th at his retirement - Sawchuk, Hall, Plante, Lumley),
  • 197.8* (all but 137 games) Goals Saved Above Average (12th All Time, 4th at his retirement - Plante, Hall, Esposito) in
  • 50,157 Minutes (12th All Time, 3rd at his retirement - Sawchuk, Hall) over
  • 860 Games (3rd All Time at his retirement - Sawchuk, Hall)
  • Averages:
  • 2.87 GAA
  • .914* (all but 123 games) Save Percentage (6th All Time at his retirement)
  • Era: Of the 25 goalies to play in at least 205 games between 1952 and 1974, Worsley is
  • 4th in Wins
  • 1st (last) in Losses
  • 2nd in Ties
  • 1st (last) in Goals Against
  • 7th in Save Percentage
  • 12th in GAA
  • 2nd in Saves
  • 2nd in Shots
  • 4th in GSAA
  • 6th in Shutouts
  • 2nd in Minutes
  • 4th in in Point Shares
  • 2nd in Games Played
  • Season average: 16-17-7, 2 SO in 41 games
  • 82-game average: 32-33-14, 4 SO
  • 3-year peak (1960-63): 24-34-10, 2 SO; 3.11 GAA, .913 SV%, 9.9 PS; 14.7 GSAA

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