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11-24-2012, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by QuietCompany View Post
No if you mention JC Tremblay then I can mention Adam Foote once he's eligible or Vinny Damphousse and say they're just as deserving. I know there's a nostalgic factor associated with vintage players but it shouldn't be at the expense of someone who's done just as well in a more recent era.
Rogie Vachon and Fred Shero would be in if the Hall of Fame relied on nostalgia. And in the case of these two gentlemen, they actually deserve it without the rose coloured glasses.

To be fair, J-C Tremblay was a better defenseman than Foote. I would describe Foote as a "serviceable" defenseman, maybe a little bit like Kevin Lowe. Nothing wrong with that but clearly short of the HHOF despite everyone knowing about his career. Tremblay is a funny one on here because his NHL career alone could probably propel him in there.

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