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Let's take a look at one of the legends of our game, goaltender Glenn Hall who played 502 consecutive games in goal.
I can't imagine this record will ever be broken.
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
(Glenn) Hall says that 502/552 is a statistic of which he’s fiercely proud. But then in our chat he dropped this bomb, dramatically adding to his lore with a personal ledger that charts his career:
In junior and minor pro, Hall says he didn’t miss a single game, including matches that don’t exist in the sketchy record-keeping of the 1940s and ‘50s.
So he adds his consecutive junior and minor-pro matches, including playoffs, to his NHL iron man streak, and arrives at 1,024 games.
Four decades after his retirement, Hall has quietly clarified his personal history that already was breathtaking.
“I’ve not talked about this because we’re not looking for numbers,” he said. “But that’s a big number, eh?
“And the glory of it was just playing a bunch of games. Win or lose.”
more on Hall…
from Larry Canale of The Fifth Down at the New York Times,
Finally, we come to Favre’s most amazing record — perhaps the most amazing record in sports history. Heading into his 20th season, his consecutive-games streak had reached 286, or 310 if you count playoffs….
With all due respect to the estimable iron-man records of A.C. Green (1,192 straight N.B.A. games between 1986 and 2001), Doug Jarvis (964 straight N.H.L. games between 1975 and 1987), and even Cal Ripken (2,632 straight baseball games between 1982 and 1998), Favre’s mark is one that we’ll probably never see in sports again. Football is simply too violent a game for one man to last 20 years without missing a start.
Not so fast Larry Canale, how about 502 consecutive starts for a goalie, held by HHOF Glenn Hall?