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11-10-2012, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by QuietCompany View Post
What are you talking about? If a guy is constantly being named into the all-star game then chances are that he's held in high regard and that he's a household hockey name for that time period. In other words, he's "famous."
You can't take the word "fame" literally when talking about the Hockey Hall of Fame. Especially when considering the all-star game. It's a popularity contest. It has featured players such as Filip Kuba, Mike Komisarek, Tony Hrkac, and almost had Rory Fitzpatrick. Players remove themselves from the all-star game so they can rest for the playoff stretch. It's a marketing gimmick and should not be considered whatsoever when judging a player's case for the Hall.

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I have to think there's something we can do to get Sergei Makarov's name the media attention it deserves to build his case for the Hall.

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