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04-13-2012, 03:16 PM
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I think Sakic, Shanahan, Oates and Makarov make it in.
Is he even on the radar of voters though?

It would be really nice is hockey had some transparency in the voting and discussion like baseball does.

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04-13-2012, 06:25 PM
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I do.

But the fact of the matter is the guys I've mentioned (and their ilk)were memorable. Domi and Bonvie may be the last of the true entertainers in the game.
yeah, like i said i actually could see a place for really memorable tough guys. in my mind, kocur was more memorable than domi (bonvie i actually have no recollection of, tbh), but the point stands.

in his basketball book, bill simmons has a chapter on his ideal hall of fame, and there is a separate wing to memorialize the great role players, specialists, and "glue guys" of all time. i like that idea. because what is more worth remembering, craig ludwig and his ridiculous shot blocking or mike gartner and his long steady career as a faster but poor man's goulet?

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04-13-2012, 06:46 PM
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Who I'd vote for:
Sakic
Shanahan
Makarov
Tremblay

Who will get in:
Sakic
Shanahan
Sundin
Oates or Lindros

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04-14-2012, 10:36 AM
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yeah, like i said i actually could see a place for really memorable tough guys. in my mind, kocur was more memorable than domi (bonvie i actually have no recollection of, tbh), but the point stands.

in his basketball book, bill simmons has a chapter on his ideal hall of fame, and there is a separate wing to memorialize the great role players, specialists, and "glue guys" of all time. i like that idea. because what is more worth remembering, craig ludwig and his ridiculous shot blocking or mike gartner and his long steady career as a faster but poor man's goulet?
That book sounds like a great idea for hockey. How are you're literary skills? You write I'll buy it.

Bonvie only played 92 NHL games. His line:

1 goal, 2 assists, 311 PIM.

Fought Probert and Domi a couple of times.

Scored his only goal on Chris Osgood and allegedly skated by him and said, "I think it's time for you to retire."

In the AHL he had 4,493 minutes (in just 871 regular season games).

Lucky if he was 5'10", played RW, he would get a standing ovation at home games, instantly booed on th road when stepping on the ice. Talked to everyone, fans, officials, coaches and of course opponents. In the tunnel, on the bench, on the ice.

The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, home of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, is referred to as "the house that Bonvie built." That was the first place I saw him play. He returned from injury that night, the house was full and there were signs everywhere for Bonvie. On his first shift he got into and pulled away from his adversary so he could skate backwards and basically undress for his first encounter. Dropped the glove, the helmet, elbow pads. Vintage slap shot stuff. To the delight of the crowd.

My son still has a T-shirt he got at a playoff game in Binghamton that read, "Give blood, fight Bonvie".

At the AHL level, he was actually a pretty good passer and a solid body-checker. One of the few goons with many more assists than goals (84-191-275).

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