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12-07-2012, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
It has helped him for sure. That being said, I think Mullen tends to get a bad rap at times. Yes being American and hitting that golden 500 number was special, but let's say he isn't in the HHOF. Is he an often discussed player that "should" be in? It would be hard to believe that had Mullen not gotten inducted that we wouldn't be questioning whether or not he deserves it or not.
I'd have been pushing for him to get in myself... but I also would like to see Roenick, Weight, Tkachuk, and a plethora of others (especially the star Soviet era Europeans who are still waiting) get in, a coaches wing established, etc. I'm one of the few that thinks the Hall needs to get rid of the 4 per year rule and be a little bit more inclusive especially with the expansion of the game internationally and even within the NHL itself.

... but then again I do rail against the Dick Duff induction.

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