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05-17-2013, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
He is part of the most strict position in hockey for the HHOF. Vernon, Barrasso, Moog, Liut, Vachon, Chabot among others haven't gotten in yet, and may never. Some of these goalies mentioned were championship goalies. Some Vezina winners. Some both. One of them finished higher than Bobby Orr in Hart voting one year.

Bottom line, when it comes to goalies only the cream of the crop ever get into the HHOF. There are enough forwards who slip in that shouldn't but not goalies. Lundqvist has played since 2005, only 8 years. He very well may be on his way to the HHOF, but he is a far cry from the "if he retired tomorrow group" and has a lot more that needs to be added before anyone should put him in there.

Heck, there would be an all out war if there was a thread suggesting Luongo should get in. Right now, Lundqvist doesn't have Luongo's resume either.
From that list, only Barrasso and Vachon should get serious consideration. And he's knocking on their door right now.

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