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08-01-2012, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jkrx View Post
Me neither. Shanahan is, to me and probably many more, forever associated with the Blues and the Wings and to a smaller extent the Devils and Rangers. I havent even thought of him as a Toronto person.
I don't think of him that way either, but TBH that strikes me as just being a fan. I think of virtually every NHL player in terms of where they played, not where they lived. Different for the HOF voters who actually know them on a personal level.

In other words, I'd perceive it as Toronto-centric if Sundin beat Shanahan on an HFBoards poll. As an induction into the Hall, I'm not so sure that their team affiliation played such a big role.

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