Butch Goring: if Elias gets in HHOF, so should he.
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02-23-2013, 12:27 AM
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It wasn't really ALL that different between the two. Either way, my point about Elias on those teams is that the impact the forwards made on New Jersey is unprecedented on any other team like them that had a string of success. It isn't that Elias didn't do his part but that the Devils weren't a team that relied on offense as much.
How many Cup winning teams have their best forward as only the 3rd or 4th best piece?
Probably the 60s Leafs dynasty; after that, I don't know, the 1986 Canadiens probably.
I just think that if Elias did what he did (best forward on the 2nd most successful team of the post-dynasty era) and did it for a Canadian or an Original 6 team, the media would be pumping him up as a 1st ballot Hall of Famer.
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