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Is the 2008 Hockey Hall of Fame list of inductees a weak one?
Tue, June 17, 2008

The wait is finally over for Igor Larionov and Glenn Anderson.

The Russian centre and the former Edmonton Oilers sniper were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with former linesman Ray Scapinello and builder Ed Chynoweth.

Many were surprised that Larionov was passed over after first becoming eligible last year. Anderson has waited since 1999 and had to watch as 23 players entered the Hall since he was first able to gain election.
Full story: Larionov, Anderson to enter Hockey Hall of Fame

Is the 2008 Hockey Hall of Fame list of inductees a weak one?



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RickW, still no comment. you cite "He's a better player on worse teams with better stats, minus the cups." when speaking of Ciccarelli. Well if you want to talk stats! Ciccerelli scored a grand total of five (5), I repeat five more points than Anderson. That being said he acheived those better numbers by playing in 19 more NHL games than Anderson did. Further it can be said that Ciccerelli was on the first line were Anderson was on the second line. i.e. less ice time. Anderson was an important cog in wheel. Your comment that he rode the coat tails of others is assinine.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-07-22 13:27:14

RickW, I'm sorry but I have to ask, are you from the same village of idiots as Wayne. Dino Ciccarelli was a better player than Anderson. Is there a crack outbreak in that village, cause your on something buddy. Ciccerarelli is better known for his stick swinging and running around is drive in his underwear than being a great Stanley cup winning champion. Let me guess, your an American. American Idiot that is.
Disgruntledfan, 2008-06-24 15:11:31

I don't think Jacques Lemaire should be in the HHOF. He never had a 100 point season and only scored more than 40 goals in a season once.

Sure, he was a good player, but what are you going to do - induct half the Montreal team from the Seventies just because they won 4 cups in a row.

The HHOF should be reserved for the very best.

Doug Gilmour was a much better player and was perhaps the top player in the league for a season.

Gilmour should already be in the Hall.
gordholio, 2008-06-20 15:14:40

Rick W.

The Oilers may well not have won any Cups without Anderson on the team, or have you even looked at his career playoff stats? One of the all-time great playoff performers, and unlike Claude Lemieux he didnt have to be cheap to do it. Anderson should have been inducted years ago and I suspect it was a certain off-ice incident that delayed it for so long.

Oh and Vince, Jacques Lemaire? lol. All the deserving players from those 70's Canadiens teams have been inducted already, and Anderson was the last 80's Oiler missing from the Hall.
Norbit, 2008-06-19 22:34:48

If you include Glenn Anderson, Igor Larionov, and Clark Gillies and Cam Neely There are plenty of the Stanley Cup Winning Montreal Canadiens from the 1976-1979 seasons that are not yet there but belong there. Jacques Lemaire comes to mind. The whole thing is political anyways. For example. why is Valeri Kharlamov in the hall at all, when Paul Henderson is not??

I pretty well don't put much stock into the various Sports’ whole Halls of Fame importance. It may undoubtedly be very important for the players but it definitely is not a big deal for me.


Vince in Ottawa, 2008-06-19 13:26:21

I've never been an Anderson fan so I'm not impressed with his inclusion, but he probably should be there and it does bode well for Ciccarelli getting in. He's a better player on worse teams with better stats, minus the cups. Just because he didn't ride on some big coattails to glory doesn't mean he shouldn't be there.
Rick W., 2008-06-19 09:46:27

A weak field? Hardly. Is this question being asked because Doug Gilmour wasn't inducted?

Glen Anderson - 1000+ point, 6-time Stanley winner who in the words of Gretzky was the ultimate pressure playoff performer only behind Rocket Richard. Because media voters couldn't separate Anderson the player from Anderson the person, he waited far too long to get inducted.

And with Larionov's entry he is 3 time cup winner with 2 gold medals, 6 world championships and a Canada Cup. Plus he was a pioneer of talent coming from Russia to play in N. America.

Scapinello never missed an assignment as a linesman (3000+ games) and Ed Chynoweth built the Western League up to the level it is today.

I'd say it's a very strong field and certainly much stronger than it has been in other years in the last decade.
GEOFF, 2008-06-17 23:43:53

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