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Sensfanman 01-04-2009 09:00 PM

I did this kind of thing a long time ago, figured I'd see how people think now
 
Imagine an 18 year old player comes into the NHL and it his rookie season puts up 100 goals and 200 assists shattering all sorts of records (let's also assume the next player on the list is Ovechkin or something with 60 goals and 50 assists, so it's not some new era). This player takes the last place team to first place and to the cup. He wins the Hart, Pearson, Art Ross, Rocket Richard, Selke, Conn Smythe, Calder, Lady Byng and Bill Masterson. A real sweep of the awards.

Now lets say this player doesn't return to play ever again and retires. Does he get into the Hall of Fame?

What the Faulk 01-04-2009 09:09 PM

No. One hit wonder's don't make "best ever" lists which is what a hall of fame is.

I Hate Chris Butler 01-04-2009 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Sam (Post 17149516)
No. One hit wonder's don't make "best ever" lists which is what a hall of fame is.

Does the HoF committee know this?

Get To Our Game 01-04-2009 09:21 PM

Say he doesn't retire. Say he dies in a tragic accident. What then?

Harrison Ford 01-04-2009 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kashmir150 (Post 17149736)
Say he doesn't retire. Say he dies in a tragic accident. What then?

oh wow. i say HOF then.

ELab2 01-04-2009 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kashmir150 (Post 17149736)
Say he doesn't retire. Say he dies in a tragic accident. What then?

Yeah it depends on why he stops playing. If he gets killed or maimed or something I would think that he would probably get it. If he just walks away I don't think he gets in.

qwerty 01-04-2009 10:20 PM

His impact on the league for that one season would have been so epic and monumental that there's no doubt he wouldn't go in. I think the HHoF should celebrate a player's talent and impact on the league rather than base it on statistics and achievement.

Players like Forsberg, Lindros, and Bure without a doubt in my mind should be in the the Hall despite their inadequate statistics because when they did lace up their skates, they played like Hall of Famers.

AK 01-04-2009 10:22 PM

Reminds me a little bit of Michele Briere.

Me thinks he should be in the HHOF, yeah.

Habsterix* 01-04-2009 10:47 PM

No.


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Modo 01-04-2009 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kashmir150 (Post 17149736)
Say he doesn't retire. Say he dies in a tragic accident. What then?

My thoughts exactly after reading the first post.

Any other scenario, and no way he gets in. But death should warrant entry into the HHOF, if stats like that are put up.

What the Faulk 01-04-2009 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Murderlizer (Post 17149685)
Does the HoF committee know this?

Jim Carey says hi

The Big Swede 01-05-2009 12:15 AM

No way

MG91 01-05-2009 02:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kashmir150 (Post 17149736)
Say he doesn't retire. Say he dies in a tragic accident. What then?

Yes here...No to OP

Rickety Cricket 01-05-2009 02:34 AM

Does he quit hockey for good, or just the NHL and represents his country?

the_speedster 01-05-2009 03:33 AM

I'll answer the same as last time..

"Hey Cam Neely's in there and he didn't do HALF of what your proposed player did" ;)

nik jr 01-05-2009 07:23 AM

yes.

wouldn't matter why he left (unless it was for crime or something).

HHOF is for fame, for greatness.
that player would have had by far the greatest season in history, and probably was the greatest player ever.

arrbez 01-05-2009 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qwerty (Post 17150676)
His impact on the league for that one season would have been so epic and monumental that there's no doubt he wouldn't go in. I think the HHoF should celebrate a player's talent and impact on the league rather than base it on statistics and achievement.

Players like Forsberg, Lindros, and Bure without a doubt in my mind should be in the the Hall despite their inadequate statistics because when they did lace up their skates, they played like Hall of Famers.

100% true. Everything you just said is so correct that it brought a tear to my eye. :yo:

Nizdizzle 01-05-2009 12:39 PM

To have the most goals, most assists, most points in a single season records you have to be in the HHOF

Luongo2008* 01-05-2009 01:21 PM

yeah

Towelie* 01-05-2009 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Sam (Post 17149516)
No. One hit wonder's don't make "best ever" lists which is what a hall of fame is.

Fail. By definition he would be on the "best ever" list.

What the Faulk 01-05-2009 02:04 PM

If by best ever you mean best ever that one season, then yes. You're right

If he died or was severely injured or something tragic, he'd get an honorary spot. If he just retired or started sucking, no he wouldn't make it.

Dr Grant 01-05-2009 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kashmir150 (Post 17149736)
Say he doesn't retire. Say he dies in a tragic accident. What then?

Then I Say HOF, but if he just quits or something like that, then the Commitee should just tell him to go **** Himself.


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