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.
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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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.
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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