Three great D-men. Growing up playing hockey in Western Canada, I can attest first hand to how great Paul Coffey's influence was. Any kid who played defence wanted to be Paul Coffey.
I'm glad Murphy got in because he racked up some great numbers while often being overlooked.
Not much needs to be said about the greatness of Ray Bourque.
"When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I'm not comfortable with this. I don't want glove residue all over my food; it's not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been?" - George Carlin
Pretty amazing that a rookie gets nominated for the Vezina but isn't a finalist for the Calder. Even given that some of these guys might have played last year if there had been a season, this was a great year for rookies.