Theo Fleury Should Be in the Hall of Fame
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11-12-2012, 06:14 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
I am strongly in favour of Theo making the Hall of Fame.
- PPG over his career, with more impressive top-10 finishes than Sundin
- Excellent international player with a Gold Medal in the WJC, CC, and Olympics as well as a silver in the IHWC and WCH.
- Arguably the best small player of all-time, played with the kind of heart and grit that exemplifies excellence in hockey
- After his retirement dedicated his life to helping children who face the same issues he did, molestation and addiction, especially in hockey. The disgraceful way he left the game in 2003 would have been my only quarrel I had with his induction, but since 2009 the way he's turned his life around has been an inspiration and I think the capper on a HHoF career.
People forget that it's the Hockey Hall of Fame, not the Hockey Hall of Stats. That said, he does have the stats to back him up, and his PPG and final point totals are cut down by his addiction problems throughout the last couple years.
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