Peter Bondra, hockey hall of fame?
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01-25-2013, 05:02 AM
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also Michal Pivonka was a good player, not great of course but good enough, both Bure and Selšnne would have said thank you very much playing with Pivonka, you know Bure scored 60 goals in a season playing on a line with the great center Murray Craven? and won back to back Maurice Richard's with Viktor Kozlov as his set up man?
I don't deny Bure was scorer on his own, but again - he scored comparable amount of points during his second prime in DPE like Bondra. There was no 100 point season with Kozlov or Niedermayer, barely 90. Unlike Selanne, he had no Kariya on his wing who scores 40+ with or without Selanne and was probably the TOP3 player on the world at the moment.
To who should Bondra pass his passes? To the great Keith Jones? Or magnificent scorers Adam Oates and Richard Zednik? Or very well known snipers Konowalchuk and Halpern? He was scorer on that team and Caps relied on him to score. He was not there to make play etc. Good amount of his goals came on power play or penalty kill - special situations: pass it to Bondra. Yeah, his longevity was not the same as Selanne's with arguably three prime stretches or Bure with two. He hit his prime which lasted for good 7 years during which he was comparable to them and not just comparable but maybe even the better (well, probably not better than Bure but not by much). EDIT: in goals scoring
So at the end of the days, Bondra will be probably the only player with two scoring titles who is not in HOF.
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