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11-09-2012, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by MXD View Post
I think the fact he was 18 has no importance. The guy tried to screw up an NHL institution (the Draft) to his advantage. Borderlines candidates gets rejected on that basis (Tremblay), or gets to wait a REALLY long time (Mark Howe). Lindros is such borderline candidate due to longevity. And the draft thing was no grey zone like Michel Goulet. Besides, the Hall is supposed to consider "values".

Besides, why Crosby reported to Pittsburgh? It was certainly not the optimal setting (it ended up being great, but THE optimal? No).

I can actually see players asking to be removed from the Hall if Lindros gets in.
Quebec got their trade, full worth and more as it turned out. Trades are also an "institution" in the NHL, that's a big part of teams trying to get better. Why is this not fair? Lindros lost a year for it. He was truly unique at what he did on the ice(But Gordie Howe?), far more dominant than many in the Hall ever was.

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