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11-11-2012, 11:53 PM
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Hardyvan123
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
Lindros had a good year in 2002 that should add to his legacy.
I think this is true and if you add up his 4 elite seasons and 4 very good ones including 02 then he has a very strong case IMO.

Sure there are missing games, during his 9 year prime (over 10 years as he missed the 01 season), but he was adding value to his team in strong physical player and wasn't just a points guy either so you have to take the whole picture on him as well.

http://www.hockey-reference.com/play...rder_by=points

Even with all of that time missed he is still 15th in points in that 10 year span. 13th in Goals, 2nd in plus/minus.

GPG 3rd
APG 8th
PPG 3rd

Heck for that 10 year period he is easily in the mix for top 5 forwards over that time, even with the time he missed.

There are many guys with lesser careers in the HHOF already and Big Eric deserves to be in.

For the Big 4 that had shortened careers I would rank them Forsberg, Lindros, Bure then Neely.

Of course Neely gets in 1st because he is a great guy while the other 2 have to wait.

I doubt Foppa will ahve to wait but it depends on the logjam and 4 player per year rule as well.

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