Is length of career a legitimate obstacle when it comes to the the HoF?
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12-03-2012, 08:51 AM
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My feeling is this: if you are a HHOFer you would have enough in your career to begin with. They can't re-define the standards just because Bettman and Goodenow/Fehr were terrible leaders and the players and owners didn't have a clue.
Sure, the induction committee could just decide to do things this way, but in that case, there might end up being a lot fewer HOF players from this era than from other eras.
There are all sorts of players in the HOF now who likely wouldn't be in if you took away two of their prime years to lockout. Lanny McDonald is probably out. Joe Mullen's out. Bernie Federko. Daryl Sittler. Pat Lafontaine. Rod Gilbert. I'm probably forgetting a bunch.
Maybe there's just nothing to be done here, but the lockouts could have a pretty big impact there.
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