Defensemen Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey and Larry Murphy are your 2004 Hockey Hall of Fame indcutees... Former Leaf & Flames GM Cliff Fletcher will also be inducted in the builder's category.
Players who were eligible but didn't make it... Glenn Anderson, Dino Ciccarelli, Kevin Lowe, Steve Larmer, Dave Taylor, Bobby Smith, Mike Liut and Rogie Vachon were once again passed over Wednesday, as were first-year eligibles Kirk McLean, Tony Granato, Marty McSorley, Steve Smith, Ron Sutter and Esa Tikkanen.
Okay one Larry Murphy joke, I hope when he goes up on stage and get's his plaque and does his speech they don't expect her to go back to his seat as he'd probably get lost (Well come on, he's not known for his awesome backchecking). Okay one more, I hope the presenter for Murphy isn't a goaltender who played on his team, it will be little embarrassing as Murphy asks "Who exactly are you? What we played together for how many years!!". I really should be more respectful. I congratulate all inductees... Oh BTW the names of players that didn't make it came from the article. Because even I, who was a Whalers back in the day thought Mike Liut?? when I saw him listed with the others "just missed" category LoL