Toronto Mike

Hockey Hall of Fame 2008 Inductee Opening


With no newcomers eligible this year, the Hockey Hall of Fame could induct some previously overlooked players tomorrow.  There are a couple of former Maple Leafs that should be considered.

Doug Gilmour owned this city for a few years in the early 90s.  I had to have a #93 jersey, he was my favourite Leaf.  He scored 450 goals, 1,414 points, won one Stanley Cup and a Selke Trophy, but most importantly, he gave the center of the hockey universe great hope for a short period of time.  That alone should put him in the hall tomorrow.

The other former Leaf who should be considered is Glenn Anderson.  He scored 498 goals and won six Stanley Cups.  It seems poor Glenn is being punished for playing alongside such stellar players as Gretzky, Kurri, Messier and Coffey.

Former Leafs aside, shouldn't Adam Oates be in the HHOF?  He recorded 1,420 points and is sixth in NHL history with 1,079 assists.  Those are Hall of Fame numbers.

We'll see tomorrow if Killer gets in.  I'd love to see it happen.

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