Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hall of Fame Questions

The United States Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2009 inductees: The 1998 women's Olympic hockey team; John LeClair, Tony Amonte, Tom Barrasso; and ice resurfacing inventor Frank Zamboni.

No doubt that all of these inductions are worthy of U.S. enshrinement, but the question is whether or not any of these people are worthy of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Let's even take it a step further by asking about some other players that may or may not be HHOF worthy. Does Mike Richter get in? He's already in the U.S. HOF, and an even bigger question, what about Eric Lindros (yeah, I know he's Canadian, but we're talking about the HHOF in Toronto here)?

We here at the Black and White Cookie feel that Richter can squeak in eventually, while Lindros should definitely make it at some point. Out of the recent U.S. inductees, I'd say Barrasso - Yes; Amonte - No (900 points, but not one piece of hardware); LeClair - Maybe.

Who else is on the brink that you think deserves hockey royalty?

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