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06-26-2012, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post

IMO, Shanny belongs in over Bure, too, and I am a big Bure fan.
Shanahan definitely belongs in over Oates, while we're at it.

3 Cups. 650+ goals. 1300+ points. Could fight anyone. Olympic Gold. The guy generally credited as being the final piece of the puzzle that KICKSTARTED the Red Wings era winning cups.

Sakic is the only guy who belongs above Shanny in this year's class. And even that is debatable.
This is pretty much exactly what I was going to say. It's a total joke that Shanny wouldn't be a first-ballot guy.

Oates was not a great player. He was a very good player who played a really long time.

Bure was great for a short period of time, and that's cool. But I was looking at his stats and it dawned on me that we need to play the "Players A and B Game" again...

Player A
779 games, 406g, 379a, 785p, 136ppg, 1 SCF appearance, no Cups

Player B
702 games, 437g, 342a, 779p, 121ppg 1 SCF appearance, no Cups

One of these players is a Hall of Famer. One guy is still playing. If his career ended tomorrow, should both guys be in the HOF? Identities to be revealed after discussion...

Meanwhile, Shanny gets snubbed. Ridiculous.

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