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11-26-2012, 02:29 AM
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RandV
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I don't think it does either. Players are compared to their peers, who are also not playing IMO.
Exactly. The timing of it may hurt some players (see: Markus Naslund), but overall it's how players play relative to their current competition. X number of players get inducted every year, so 10 years from now you're not going to start leaving out the retiring players to induct guys from 20-30 years ago.

Really the only place current players will be potentially hurt is in all-time best player ratings, but that's pretty much meaningless.

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