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11-08-2012, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by unknown33 View Post
Again I disagree.
What is considered as appropriate behavior or good 'value' is entirely subjective, unless we are talking about a player who comitted a crime.
The legal, criminal standard is an objective one, but it's not the only standard. We as human beings can judge actions to be right or wrong to various degrees without deferring to the legal standard. If Lindros acted selfishly, and if we think that was wrong, so be it. We can weigh that against the positive aspects of his HOF case.

If you don't have a problem with selfish behaviour then your moral intuitions differ from most people. You're probably surprised every time someone rejects an offer in the ultimatum game.

I think Lindros merits induction as a player, but there's nothing wrong with allowing him to wait a few years and gaining some perspective on his career. He's younger than Chelios, Shanahan, Blake, etc. Still young enough to make an NHL comeback if his head wasn't scrambled. It's not exactly an insult that he isn't in the HOF.

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