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11-08-2012, 12:38 PM
Barney Gumble
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Originally Posted by Patchy View Post
What is it that Bure did for the franchise that makes him such a lock compared to Naslund?
Bure's accomplishments should've made him a lock for the HHOF. But as I said earlier, retiring a team jersey number should also include things you did for the community *off the ice*. I don't have a problem with Naslund's number being retired because of this. And it's hardly like Smyl's hockey stats (while technically being the best on a bad team; it was fairly medicore with respect to the rest of the league). Sure Naslund's last few years were fairly awful; but he was for several years one of the most lethal goal scorers in the entire league.

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