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11-03-2012, 08:46 AM
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I've been wondering about that for a number of guys--there are a lot of players in the league who will have had 2 seasons (assuming the worst) from the primes of their careers eliminated by labor disputes. Not only the Sedins, but how about St. Louis, Kovalchuk, Marleau...

Will future HHOF voters keep in mind the extent of these labor disputes 15 years from now when comparing these guys' career stats to some of those benchmarks set by the guys already in the Hall? I doubt it, to be honest. Well I doubt that it will be done in a systematic manner. My guess is that those marginal cases who are liked by voters will be given the benefit of the doubt, those who are not will not. Heart and soul Canadian guys like Doan will be given the benefit of 2 seasons of hypothetical production, "gutless divers" like the Sedins will not.

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