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11-08-2012, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
i don't know that blake was so good that he shouldn't have to wait in line behind shanahan. i think blake was all told the better all-time player, but neither guy screams first ballot to me so why not make him wait a year because sundin jumped shanahan's spot in line?

actually, now that i think about it, niedermayer doesn't scream first ballot to me either.

if it were me, i'd probably go chelios, makarov, shanahan, lindros.
I'm fine with Shanahan in there as well. I will stick by my original opinion that the only reason he had to wait a year was because of his current position in the NHL and the fact that it might have shown favouritism towards him. I really don't think a guy with his resume would have caused a stir at all, regardless of his current job, to have gotten in first ballot.

Blake waiting isn't the end of the world either. So I can live with that.

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