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Should Fred Shero Be In The HHOF?

from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

He was the first head coach to hire an assistant and among the first to use video as a coaching tool and to institute game-day skates. He was a pioneer in the study of Soviet hockey, even traveling behind the Iron Curtain to do so.

Yet, somehow, Fred Shero is not in the Hall of Fame.

We don’t even know if he’s ever been nominated because nominations are kept secret.

“I think over the past few years, people are realizing he’s not in and are making a big push,” Ray Shero said. “I’ve talked to (Flyers chairman) Ed Snider, and he said, ‘This is so ridiculous. Weren’t people watching hockey?’ “

Of course they were, but the ‘70’s Flyers played the most violent form of it anyone had seen. They racked up fighting majors and resentments by the dozen — some of the latter lingering to this day.

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Evilpens's avatar

makes a compelling case as much as I hate the Flyers & the Teams that Shero put out there

Posted by Evilpens on 06/19/11 at 12:32 PM ET

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From the list of HHOF voters

Colin Campbell, ex-player and coach, recently stepped down as NHL’s chief of discipline

Why the heck should Mr. “Quit giving game misconducts for headshots, Kerry” have a say in who gets into the Hall of Fame? Campbell did not distinguish himself in any hockey function until he screwed up discipline. He was a scrub as a player and accomplished nothing as a head coach.

Posted by steviesteve on 06/19/11 at 03:57 PM ET

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Fred Shero is a Hall of Famer period.  Why he is not in the HOF is a mystery.  Made Flyers a dominant NHL franchise to this very day.

Posted by 13 user names on 06/19/11 at 09:16 PM ET

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