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01-05-2013, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Psycho Papa Joe View Post
Bob Gainey - Winning the Conn Smythe in 1979. There had been great 3rd line checkers before, but never had any one of them won a major NHL award the level of a Conn. Winning one on a team full of Conn contenders was especially impressive.

Gainey was only 25 in 79.

As much as I respect Gainey and what he brought to the game he doesn't deserve to be in the HHOF unless other top defensive players, most with better two way games are as well.

Guys like Craig Ramsey, John Tonelli and Butch goring come to mind.

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