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04-24-2013, 01:10 AM
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HHOFer Bernie Federko slowed terribly in his last couple of seasons and was out of the game by the age of 33 or so.

A former Blue who didn't make the HHOF, but very well could have if his career didn't turn south prematurely, was Garry Unger. Unger put together, I think, 9 consecutive 30-goal seasons, and most of those on a very mediocre, if not lousy, hockey team. He hit 30 and his game was pretty much gone.

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HHOFer Bernie Federko slowed terribly in his last couple of seasons and was out of the game by the age of 33 or so.

A former Blue who didn't make the HHOF, but very well could have if his career didn't turn south prematurely, was Garry Unger. Unger put together, I think, 9 consecutive 30-goal seasons, and most of those on a very mediocre, if not lousy, hockey team. He hit 30 and his game was pretty much gone.
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doug harvey ahter he was traded to new york he went downhill from their and after his retirement he started drinking alot more and after scouting stayed in the hospital more

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Ummm...

That.
Was.
Never.
Going.
To.
Happen.

I'm not sure which Bertuzzi you saw playing, but he was NEVER a HHOF calibre player. Not even close. Ever.
That's simply not true for 2 whole seasons and a bit before and after he was HHOF caliber (02-03).

He didn't have a HHOF career by any means but during that 02-03 time period many thought they were seeing the typical late blooming power forward that everyone wanted back then.

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Ummm...

That.
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Happen.

I'm not sure which Bertuzzi you saw playing, but he was NEVER a HHOF calibre player. Not even close. Ever.
Bertuzzi had top 5 finishes in points in both 2002 and 2003 and was routinely talked about as a classic power forward who was one of the best players in the league. I remember there were a few places that thought he was going to win the Hart trophy in 2005-2006 in the preseason projections. Even now he's listed as a big What If? for the Moore incident.

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That's simply not true for 2 whole seasons and a bit before and after he was HHOF caliber (02-03).

He didn't have a HHOF career by any means but during that 02-03 time period many thought they were seeing the typical late blooming power forward that everyone wanted back then.
15 months actually. january 1st, 2002 to april 2nd, 2003. outside of those 15 consecutive months, bertuzzi has never looked like a hall of famer.

prior to his breaking out as a superstar, even in the first half of the '01-'02 season, he maybe looked like a hartnell-type guy. very useful to have, a commendable peak if that had been his peak, but in no way, shape, or form a potential hall of famer.

after april 2nd, 2003, he was terrible. in the '03 playoffs he was taken off his game by barrett jackman (as a rookie) and willie mitchell. good defenders, but not exactly chris chelios or scott stevens.

in the '03-'04 season before the steve moore incident, he was basically viktor kozlov.

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