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05-07-2005, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by reckoning
Every time a Hall of Fame thread comes up everybody disses Federko. How much of that is based on the fact that he played most of his career in St. Louis? If he played in Toronto or New York he probably would`ve got in a lot earlier and nobody would`ve questioned it. Look at him and Darryl Sittler unbiasedly; is there really a reason why Sittler is more deserving?
Thank god someone has said it. The guy was a playmaker playing with a grinder (Brian Sutter) and a very good player but not a great one (Joe Mullen). Give him a Goulet or Larmer and his point totals would have been that much better. His playoff stats are very good and he led all playoff point getters in '86. IMO there are a handfull of lesser players in the Hall than Federko. All of whom have been the product of a star or stacked team winning championships.

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