Will 2 lockouts in 7 yrs effect HOF eligibility?
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11-08-2012, 03:23 PM
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St Louis, Alfredsson, Kariya, Brind'Amour, Elias, Lecavalier, Arnott, and Weight all come to mind here. Possibly even Thomas to a lesser extent.
Those guys should all get in, maybe Lecavalier and Arnott are debatable. But not Tim Thomas. This isn't the 1940s, to get into the hall of fame...you need to have career longetivity. Thomas had at most 5 seasons (one in which he was the split starter with Rask) as a notable goalie. Miika Kiprusoff's done more than Thomas in the past decade when you think about it (Kiprusoff's probably the best European goalie of the past decade though Lundqvist will eclipse him) and obviously you aren't gonna put Kiprusoff in the HOF barring a miracle.
Btw I don't think you need to consider 1000 pts, for Kariya for example, he had more than 800 pts which for me is a better cut-off assuming you do it at a ppg and obviously he was a star forward for a decade mostly in the dead puck era and the face of a franchise.
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