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by Paul on 07/10/13 at 08:35 AM ET
from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,
Is Rod Brind’Amour worthy of inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Without question. It just won’t be this year.
Brind’Amour, who waited 16 seasons to win his first Stanley Cup, captaining the Carolina Hurricanes to the feat in 2006, will have to wait at least one more year for induction into the Hall after being left out of Tuesday’s Class of 2013.
from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,
It leads me to Dave Andreychuk, who along with Keith Tkachuk and Jeremy Roenick, was passed over Tuesday afternoon. They had the misfortune of being overlooked because they were in a pack that included Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan. The three selected were slam dunks for the Hall.
Shanahan should have been voted into the Hall last year, but there was no room after Pavel Bure, Adam Oates, Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin were inducted. Tkachuk and Roenick will likely wind up in Toronto at some point. Andreychuk can make an argument that would stack up against anyone who hasn’t been inducted.
“There are a lot of people in my court, and I know that,” Andreychuk said by telephone Tuesday. “At the same time, it’s out of my control. When you look back on a career, there’s a lot of good and not so much bad. Would it be complete? Absolutely. I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about it at this time of year.”
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