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HHOF thoughts

Postby Great58 on Fri May 18, 2018 2:58 pm

Can anyone explain to me why Cam Neely is in the HHOF? His stats seem light compared to almost any other inductee, 694 points in 726 career games. No Cups, only major award being the Masterton.
Wasn't Kevin Stevens a better, more productive power forward of the same era, at least during his 10 years in Pittsburgh? In total 726 points, 2 Cups....
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Re: HHOF thoughts

Postby pressure=9Pa on Fri May 18, 2018 6:07 pm

The Cam Neely workout commercials?
His role as Sea Bass?
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Re: HHOF thoughts

Postby Zarovich on Sat May 19, 2018 10:43 am

pressure=9Pa wrote:The Cam Neely workout commercials?
His role as Sea Bass?

Definitely the role of Sea Bass put him over the top.
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Re: HHOF thoughts

Postby Skatingpen on Sat May 19, 2018 12:36 pm

Hossa just retired....
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Re: HHOF thoughts

Postby ville5 on Sat May 19, 2018 1:51 pm

Great58 wrote:Can anyone explain to me why Cam Neely is in the HHOF? His stats seem light compared to almost any other inductee, 694 points in 726 career games. No Cups, only major award being the Masterton.
Wasn't Kevin Stevens a better, more productive power forward of the same era, at least during his 10 years in Pittsburgh? In total 726 points, 2 Cups....

66 more goals than Stevens in 148 less games?
14th in career goals per game was probably the biggest factor. I'm still not sure if he belongs. Most of his career was during wide open games.
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Re: HHOF thoughts

Postby Zarovich on Sat May 19, 2018 6:38 pm

Skatingpen wrote:Hossa just retired....


He will get traded to a team that needs to make the cap floor.
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Re: HHOF thoughts

Postby Sams_Dog on Tue May 22, 2018 1:43 am

Neely got in because he was the best power forward in the game for about five years. Only guy close as far as physical play and goal scoring capability was Lindros IMO. Stevens, Tkachuk, Roberts were very good but Neely was better. Had he not been hurt he would have probably out up five straight 50 goal seasons. What he did in 93-94 on one a half knees is incredible. Look at some of the goals he scored that season. Goal scorer goals. His stats don't quite match some other guys but they played longer or played with better players. The fact that he didn't win a Cup is not on him. He always showed up in the playoffs. Personally I think he did enough, same as Lindros.
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Re: HHOF thoughts

Postby no name on Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:36 pm

Neely deserved to be in the HHOF if you seen him play he was a great player shame Ulf shorted his career. well kinda. Got us a cup.

My hatred for Lindros when he played just proves to me more and more that he deserves to be in the HHOF. Hated that guy, but he was one of the best during his era (only Jagr was better).
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