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Which Of These '90s Stars Gets Inducted Into The HHOF?

View Poll Results: Who's getting inducted into the HHOF?
Pavel Bure 7 12.07%
Paul Kariya 1 1.72%
Rob Blake 4 6.90%
Pavel Bure and Paul Kariya 3 5.17%
Pavel Bure and Rob Blake 24 41.38%
Rob Blake and Paul Kariya 0 0%
Pavel Bure, Rob Blake and Paul Kariya 19 32.76%
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07-15-2011, 02:50 PM
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Which Of These '90s Stars Gets Inducted Into The HHOF?

Rob Blake

1,416 GP - 266 G 584 A - 850 PTS

(1) Norris
(1) Stanley Cup
(1) Olympic Gold
(1) First Team All-Star selection
(3) Second Team All-Star selections

Paul Kariya

1,035 GP - 418 G - 610 A - 1,028 PTS

(1) Olympic Gold
(3) First Team All-Star selections

Pavel Bure

766 GP - 472 G - 377 A - 849 PTS

Calder
(1) Olympics Best Forward
(1) First Team All-Star selection
(2) Second Team All-Star selections
(2) Rocket Richards (+ '93/'94 goal-scoring title)

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07-15-2011, 02:52 PM
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Rob Blake

1,416 GP - 266 G 584 A - 850 PTS

(1) Norris
(1) Stanley Cup
(1) Olympic Gold
(1) First Team All-Star selection
(3) Second Team All-Star selections

Paul Kariya

1,035 GP - 418 G - 610 A - 1,028 PTS

(1) Olympic Gold
(3) First Team All-Star selections

Pavel Bure

766 GP - 472 G - 377 A - 849 PTS

Calder
(1) Olympics Best Forward
(1) First Team All-Star selection
(2) Second Team All-Star selections
(2) Rocket Richards (+ '93/'94 goal-scoring title)
In my opinion I think that all 3 deserve it but I see Karyia being the odd-man out.

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07-15-2011, 02:54 PM
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Blake will make it for sure, Bure should at some point, and Kariya is a maybe.

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07-15-2011, 05:24 PM
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I think Blake's a gimmie. He's a guy who I had my doubts about during his career, but in the last few years, he's a guy I've gained a greater appreciation for. I watched the Sedins, at times, mesmerize the Sharks during the conference finals, and there were several times in which I thought to myself "Thank God the Sharks don't have Blake anymore." He's the one guy they've had in the last few years who could really match up well against the Sedin cycle. And that's Blake at the end of his career. As a Canucks fan, Blake-Vlasic would concern me. Demers-Vlasic didn't worry me. Huskins-Vlasic put a smile on my face, and helped me win a wager with a close friend who's a die-hard Sharks fan.

Blake might not go in on the first ballot, but he'll go in fairly quickly. Is it upsetting that he'll go in, while Brewer and Tremblay aren't in? A little. In theory, should Blake need more attempts than Mark Howe? Yes.

Blake also has a ring, and a breakthrough in the 1993 playoffs, when he was sensational.

I watched Blake, and I watched Larry Murphy, and I can tell you Blake was the better defenceman. And I will also defend Larry Murphy's induction. So I guess I can't quivel when Blake is enshrined. (But remember, Murphy's part of the vaunted club of players who have won back-to-back championships with two different organizations).

It's an interesting group. Blake had a long and magnificent career. You won't find many divergent opinions on him. Kariya had an up-and-down career. As I've stated before, I think Kariya's HHOF candidacy hinges a lot on Eric Lindros. If Lindros gets inducted, it will improve Kariya's chances. The longer Lindros waits, it probably means a long wait for Kariya. They were obviously completely different players, but there are a lot of parallels in terms of peaks and valleys. As for Bure, the goal totals can't be ignored, but at the same time, there are a lot of arguments to be made against his induction. And all you need is four people on the committee who don't think a player should be enshrined.

Blake's a pretty safe bet to be in the HHOF one day. Kariya and Bure will be tough, because it's pretty easy to find four higher-ups who don't think those two belong.

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In my opinion I think that all 3 deserve it but I see Karyia being the odd-man out.
i agree, all 3 would be in my hall but i can see the voters keeping Karyia out.

Another thing is that with the 4 man limit every year for inductions we are going to see a logjam of great players not making the Hall and it will be very interesting to see what players get lost in the shuffle.

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To me, Kariya has a boatload more question marks than Lindros (never won a Hart/Pearson, nor led the playoffs in scoring, for that matter... which Lindros actually did, yet no one cares to remember), so I wouldn't consider him at all, honestly. I think Blake is kind of underrated but not quite worthy, and I think Bure is totally worthy.

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Pavel Bure and Rob Blake deserve it, not sure about Paul Kariya.

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Pavel Bure and Rob Blake.

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All 3 deserve it. But I think Bure and Blake are the two most realistic options. I do think Kariya gets in eventually, but not for a while, and probably after Teemu, although it wouldn't shock me if they get in with the same class if it's a weak year.

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I have them all in, but whether all get in is another question. I do think that in 10-15 years a guy like Kariya will be much more valorized and could be a late entry a la Gilmour or Mark Howe.

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All 3 deserve it. But I think Bure and Blake are the two most realistic options. I do think Kariya gets in eventually, but not for a while, and probably after Teemu, although it wouldn't shock me if they get in with the same class if it's a weak year.
Temmu and Paul had very different careers and Selanne is getting in it's a lock.

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Bure should never, ever, get into the hall due to his mob connections no matter what his stats are. Ever.

Kariya is a borderline, maybe with a very weak class. Blake was a very good defenceman who almost always was willing to represent his country and I think comparatively he had better career than many forwards in the hall. So for me its Blake: yes, Kariya: maybe. Bure: Never.

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Bure should never, ever, get into the hall due to his mob connections no matter what his stats are. Ever.

Kariya is a borderline, maybe with a very weak class. Blake was a very good defenceman who almost always was willing to represent his country and I think comparatively he had better career than many forwards in the hall. So for me its Blake: yes, Kariya: maybe. Bure: Never.
Dude, if connections to shady characters or any kind of background deficiency was reason enough to keep players out of the HoF you would be able to fit all of the members into a classroom.

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Not only has the HHOF not had a problem historically with mobsters, the NHL has a trophy named after one (and used to have a division).

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In my opinion I think that all 3 deserve it but I see Karyia being the odd-man out.
I think that's total BS, and I unfortuantely agree.

If he played A game in Montreal...

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Meant to vote for Pavel Bure and Rob Blake, not just Pavel Bure. Not too sure about Kariya though.

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8 people voted for an option that did not include Rob Blake!

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Rob Blake

1,416 GP - 266 G 584 A - 850 PTS

(1) Norris
(1) Stanley Cup
(1) Olympic Gold
(1) First Team All-Star selection
(3) Second Team All-Star selections
You can add an Olympics Best Defenceman to that

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Based on the voting, consensus seems to be against Kariya.

Kind of a shame that his career turned out the way it did. He's like Ken Griffey Jr.

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