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It’s A Shame Mark Recchi Is Not In The Hockey Hall Of Fame

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

I think members of the Hockey Hall of Fame voting committee sat around, pondered all their choices for the Class of ’16, and in the true spirit of 21st century media, decided to go full click bait on us.

Meet the new class of the HHOF: the one without Mark Recchi.

Uh, what?!

This is where the click-bait masters would show the pictures of those admitted to the Hall on Monday: Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Rogie Vachon, and Pat Quinn. And right next to them, the silhouette of the unchosen Recchi, with the big bold question mark floating over his head.

Recchi, now five years into retirement, his last of three Stanley Cups fresh in hand as he left Boston, should have been ushered through the FastPass door. But the Hall is not Disney World, and Recchi will have to wait another day to be granted entrance. Hopefully, he won’t have to wait more than 365 days.

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Nathan's avatar

It is kind of crazy to me that he hasn’t made it yet. I guess the argument against him is that he doesn’t have a peak that really stacks up with any of the other HOF forwards of his era. Rather, he was a player that built a long and steady resume. He was never an MVP contender, a goal or point scoring champion, a Selke winner, etc. Was he ever the best player on his team? Arguably, maybe for a few of his seasons in his first stint in Philly onto the Habs?

I still think he’s a definite HOFer. I think the “peak” route and “resume” route are both legitimate ways in. Did the guy ever get hurt? It’s insanely hard to play 80 games per year for 20 years, and even when he went out he was a near 20 goal scorer.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/29/16 at 09:27 AM ET

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