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05-13-2005, 01:51 PM
Join Date: Dec 2003
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I agree about the HHOF standards, it is getting too crowded. I think they should make a rule to only CONSIDER players who have won a major award (like Hart, Norris, Vezina, maybe runner-ups too?) or who's been selected to the post-season all-star team (1st or 2nd).
Maybe they could put in an exception, that one player every ten years could get in even if he doesn't meet the criteria (just to please Stevie Y fans and get him in).
I wonder if they gonna make every d-man, who's been awarded as many times or selected to All Star teams as often as Mark Howe was, to wait at least 10 years before introduction. I wonder.
So how does a great defensive defenseman get in? Or a player like Provost? A player like Francis might have only averaged 80 points a year but dominated in a two way role that often gets overlooked. The HHOF can not be judged by just stats and awards but should be more about on ice value. Thatís the difference between a player like Ron Francis and Bernie Nicholls.
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