: Chip Alexander:
Ron Francis to be Inducted into NC Sports Hall of Fame
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01-07-2013, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Triangle
Originally Posted by
Gotta Catch Em Staal
It's a large exhibit at the NC History Museum which has 300,000 visitors a year (it's actually a pretty cool exhibit ignoring the hockey thing). It may not mean a lot and a lot of people may not be aware of it, but it's always irritated me. I was half expecting during All-Star Weekend that someone from the Canadian media would wander in there and end up writing some jackass article about it.
Again, though, I don't see how hockey is being snubbed by a museum which has a 10-consecutive-year residency requirement for non-natives. Other than Francis, how many hockey players of significance meet that standard of engagement with the state of NC? Even Brind'Amour only makes that cutoff by about 3 years.
It's a HOF for people from North Carolina, not a HOF for people who played in North Carolina at some point.
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