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umteman
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Posted - 06/27/2017 :  05:37:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not surprised at his induction. Only that it took this long.

http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/26/hall-fame-call-caps-long-run-success-dave-andreychuk-jeremy-jacobs/

Did you hear about the retired proctologist? He spent 40 years saying "what's a place like this doing in a girl like you?"

slozo
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Posted - 07/04/2017 :  22:24:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little surprised, actually.
He's a really tough call - the Mike Gartner of his time. Super consistent and scored a lot of goals for sure . . . but never considered an out and out star player in his heyday. A good or very good player, but not a star.

I would have preferred to keep out those guys, and only put in guys who were a notch above (I think Sundin is in that category for me - deserves to be in the HHOF, but just barely). But to each his own, and it's all very subjective at a certain level - and I understand having to have guys with over 600 goals in.

Don't Leaf me hanging, Buds!
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umteman
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Posted - 07/05/2017 :  05:09:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never expected him to go in his first year but thought he would go within 5 years. It was about the 10th year. A 23 year career, over 1,000 points, guided a quite young Tampa team to a Stanley Cup, all time leader in power play goals. All together I think enough for induction.

Did you hear about the retired proctologist? He spent 40 years saying "what's a place like this doing in a girl like you?"

Edited by - umteman on 07/05/2017 05:15:12
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JOSHUACANADA
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Posted - 07/05/2017 :  14:04:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by umteman

I never expected him to go in his first year but thought he would go within 5 years. It was about the 10th year. A 23 year career, over 1,000 points, guided a quite young Tampa team to a Stanley Cup, all time leader in power play goals. All together I think enough for induction.

Did you hear about the retired proctologist? He spent 40 years saying "what's a place like this doing in a girl like you?"



Anytime someone finishes 1st in a career statistic, not simply a seasonal statistic, but an all time one, its hard not to include him. There are a few examples of players not as good as Andreychuk in the Hall already, plus if Kariya is going in why not Andreychuk. Not every player in the league has to be a speedy scoring phenom to get in the hall. Some can be from the school of hard knocks, who played a phenomenally long time at a high level, especially when your resume also says you were the all time greatest at something over your whole career.
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