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by Paul on 11/06/09 at 11:02 AM ET
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
The Hall of Fame case for Doug Gilmour is much like the player himself. It darts back and forth, is statistical yet empirical, creative but contradictory, and, in the end, absolutely convincing.
No matter what criteria is chosen by the Hockey Hall of Fame committee—Gilmour doesn’t just meet the standards, he exceeds them.
How best to measure a Hall of Fame player? A Hall of Famer must be exceptional, even if there are too many hockey examples to the contrary. A Hall of Famer must have a playoff resume. A Hall of Famer must make his teams and his teammates better. A Hall of Famer must be a player you can’t take your eyes off and must be at his best when it matters most.
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