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12-05-2012, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by thom View Post
Grant was elected to the hall four yrs after he retired on his 1st try.Many have to wait for their 3rd or 4th try.He was so respected by the voters they ignored his 3.4gaa because they knew the forwards rarely came back.Grant is a legend.Stats are very misleading if one who does not understand system of play or never played the game he or she does not understand.Is he in Hall or Brodeur company maybe not but he is hall of fame caliber.A coach like Bowman who have difficult time coaching a wide open game it drove him crazy.
Every goalie available right now is in the Hockey Hall of Fame (except Holecek who is problematic for the HHOF for the same reason as Boris Mikhailov).

I do think it's somewhat meaningful that Fuhr was a first ballot guy, though. But so was Billy Smith.

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