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07-10-2013, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Hiesenberg View Post
The bottom line is that Lindros had an arguably better career than Bure & Neeley (both in the Hall).
The key word there is arguably. Bure won multiple Rocket Richard trophies, scored 60 goals twice and 50 goals three times. Lindros never hit 50. While the 50 goal mark isn't necessarily something you have to have to get in, voters looking at Bure see flashier numbers in the goal department which is going to garner more consideration. Bure, while struggling with injuries, didn't struggle in the same way that Lindros struggled (Bure's career really was "cut short" overall, while Lindros's was more of a struggle simply to play 60 a year games for the majority of this career). As for Neely, like I said, he pretty much invented (or perfected) the power forward position. Every candidate is different. There is no brightline test to get in. Stats, era, impact on the game, issues on and off the ice, are all things that get considered.

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