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Hall of Fame Thoughts


I was holding off on posting something in case there was an article about it on the main page, but it hasn't happened. So... Doug Gilmour, Ed Belfour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk.

All are worthy of the Hall of Fame (Howe's prime pre-dates me a bit). I am a bit surprised that Belfour gets in on his first go around, but he certainly had a HOF career and it's pretty stupid when guys are made to wait. That's why Howe is very surprising (though not unworthy).  What was the impetus to finally induct him? Gilmour should have been in, at the very least last year. That guy was sooo good (and even better in the video game world). Nieuwendyk was never the best player, but he was awfully good for a long time, and has those 3 cups to boot.

As for the guys who didn't make the cut....

Pat Burns... disgraceful that he was not put in.

Eric Lindros.... never lived up to the hype

Pavel Bure... I think he would get my vote. Was the best goal scorer for several years.

Phil Housely... penalized for playing at a time when there were lots of good offensive defensemen (to be fair, the game was more offensive), but I think he belongs. Probably hindered by never winning a cup, or really ever playing for a great team.

 

thoughts?

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