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It’s Larionov’s Time

From Pierre LeBrun at Sportsnet.ca,

It is not called the NHL Hall of Fame. I’m pretty sure it’s the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Which is why Tuesday, when the Hall’s selection committee gathers in Toronto to decide this year’s inductees, I hope Igor Larionov gets the nod.

“I think he should too,” six-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings told Sportsnet.ca. “He’s that kind of special player. Watching him when I grew up in Europe, he was part of that Russian Five that never gave up the puck. They had it the whole time. [...] When I had a chance to play with him, I saw that too. He’s such a smart player. He wasn’t a big player but his smarts brought him so much success. He really deserves to be in the Hall.”

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  Tags: hhof, hockey+hall+of+fame, igor+larionov, niklas+lidstrom

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