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12-04-2012, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
This is the most important factor IMO when considering guys with shortened careers.

Thomas is going to be judged only on his NHL career as well, his exploits in Europe don't mean very much, especially given that most players in those countries aren't the cream of the crop for their host countries anymore.

To put it bluntly Thomas has some icing but his cake is really weak and the lockout isn't helping his case.

He has about zero chance of getting into the Hall IMO unless he comes back and wins another 2 plus major trophies and has another 2 seasons close to 11 which seems extremely unlikely at this point .
Does he really need 4 Vezina's and a Conn Smythe to secure his spot in the hall? In minimum?

I know he has short career but talking about 2x Vezina + Conn Smythe winner he is already a tough choice to leave out. 4x Vezina and Conn Smythe would make him a legend among Hall of Famers.

At this point Thomas is very debatable and hard to see how it is going to end up. But 5+ major awards is just too much to expect from anyone.

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