At what exact moment did the scales tip for each player's HOF career?
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01-01-2013, 11:36 AM
Join Date: Nov 2003
If he wasn't already, I'd say when Lemieux had the 46 game scoring streak in 1989-'90 and then had his back injury which was the only reason it ended.
Conversely, Crosby with his 25 game point streak in 2010-'11. By then you would have to think had he never played another game that he would be a name that would get brought up constantly if he never got in.
In all honesty, with Gretzky I would say when the Oilers won the Cup in 1984. There was no going back then. The Oilers weren't weak kneed wimps at that time and not only could Gretzky score a ton but he could win. This was the end of his 5th season and there wasn't a knock on him anymore.
Pronger after his 2006 Cup run, the one knock (other than injuries) people had on him was his ability to have a great playoff
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