I was reading something on the Player's Tribune this morning and someone's name came up and got me thinking. Warning, this is not a new thought at all, or shouldn't be, but I still haven't been able to quite figure it out.
See the stat lines below for 3 different players. 2 of these players are in the Hall of Fame, 1 is not. Can you guess the one that isn't?
GP G A PTS PPG Awards, etc.
Player A 760 372 493 865 1.14 Hart, Pearson, 8-time All Star
Player B 726 395 299 694 0.96 Masterton, 4-time All Star
Player C 958 319 378 697 0.73 2-time All Star
Also, scoring was much higher during the years Players B and C played in the league (there is some overlap with B and C and with B and A).
Anyway, I know you shouldn't look at others in the HOF and say "if he's in shouldn't he be in?" - I do think the person that is not in should be there regardless, but the fact that he's not and the other two players here are continues to boggle my mind.