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#1 Posted on 12.6.03 0624.48
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Goaltender Grant Fuhr
Forward Pat LaFontaine
Wings' Owner Mike Ilitch
Ottawa 67's coach Brian Kilrea

ESPN.com's article originally stated that Grant was the first African-American voted to the Hall. That's quite the amazing accomplishment for a Canadian. Somebody with a clue informed them of that fact, and the article has since been changed.
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#2 Posted on 12.6.03 1040.29
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All inductees are very worthy. Congrats to all.

I was also pleased to see that swine Glenn Anderson rejected again.
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#3 Posted on 12.6.03 1153.39
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The St. Louis Blues ironman goalie, and the native St. Louisan. That makes me happy. Congrats to all who made it!
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#4 Posted on 12.6.03 1513.31
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    Originally posted by Doc_whiskey
    The St. Louis Blues ironman goalie, and the native St. Louisan. That makes me happy. Congrats to all who made it!


Who are you talking about? Fuhr? Hardly a native St Louisan..

From the Hockey Hall of Fame web site:

"Grant Fuhr was born in Spruce Grove, Alberta, located just outside the city of Edmonton where he would star for so many years"


He is most definitely a Canadian and said yesterday on an interview on the radio up here yesterday that if he had to choose a team to go in the hall under, it would definitely be the Oilers...
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#5 Posted on 12.6.03 1521.55
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LaFontaine was the St. Louisan (Louisian? Louisite?) in question.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=2871

"Pat LaFontaine Center Born Feb 22 1965 -- St. Louis, MO"
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#6 Posted on 13.6.03 0032.51
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Really? I always thought LaFontaine was Canadian (his name sounds French).

A very strong and deserving group this year. No Joe Cullens in this group.
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#7 Posted on 13.6.03 0729.13
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I never said Fuhr was a native St. Louisan, but he played a lot of games in individual seasons for the Blues. The native St. Louisan I was referring to was Pat Lafontaine.



(edited by Doc_whiskey on 13.6.03 0730)
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#8 Posted on 13.6.03 1107.42
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Can't argue at all with this year's list. Especially seeing as how Glenn Anderson was left off. I don't even remember what he did to piss me off, I just remember the hate Something about being a total glory hound, I think. Regardless, I don't think he belongs in the hall based on his career accomplishments. He scored a couple of important goals, and he was a reasonably consistent forward, but never anything special.

Fuhr was a great goalie. He was never the best in the league, but you can't argue his accomplishments: the dynasty-era Oilers never did have the greatest defense on Earth.

LaFontaine was the first really good American-born player I remember noticing. I thought it a shame that he was unable to reach his fullest potential due to various injuries.

Ilich's and Kilrea's records speak for themselves.
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#9 Posted on 13.6.03 1713.01
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Still, nice to see the only Oilers/Flames goalie ever get inducted to the Hall. He was okay-ish in Calgary, but we still remember him most fondly for having Steve Smith bank a puck in off his legs during the playoffs.

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