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Is Doug Wilson HHOF Worthy?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

It is interesting sometimes how some players, if they don’t catch the initial wave from their own era, get lost in the shuffle when it comes to their Hockey Hall of Fame induction chances. One such player is Doug Wilson, 15th all-time in scoring among defensemen but still overlooked year after year at induction time. Between 1977-78 and 1992-93, the Ottawa native put up 827 points (237-590) in 1,024 career regular-season games with mostly the Chicago Blackhawks before ending his career with the San Jose Sharks, where he eventually became the club’s longtime general manager as well. Wilson had a cannon of a shot, was a great two-way defender, won a Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and played in eight NHL All-Star games. But somehow his call from the Hockey Hall of Fame never came ... not yet anyway.

The Case For

Wilson’s 827 points rank him ahead of the likes of Red Kelly, Borje Salming, Rob Blake, Mark Howe and Scott Niedermayer, all deserved Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. 

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Primis's avatar

I don’t get the argument for him.

There were simply too many other HHoF-worthy players in his own era to consider him one.  He was really good, don’t get me wrong.  But it’s not his teams that held him back, it’s that the elite of his peers were better than him.

Posted by Primis on 07/08/15 at 10:58 AM ET

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