Is length of career a legitimate obstacle when it comes to the the HoF?
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12-03-2012, 04:36 PM
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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.
But to be fair, they DID those seasons. They weren't sititng on their butts at home on Twitter crying about Gary Bettman and the owners either. You'd be giving them too much credit for something they MAY have accomplished and in the case of those above HHOFers you mentioned I agree that even some of them have that one great season in their career that pushed them over the top but at least they showed they could do it instead of having us guess.
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