Total mistake there to leave him off. I think he'll get in eventually but hopefully not for a long while.
Nothing against him, but to me he's a bit of a compiler who played a nice chunk of his career in the Live Puck Era, and his production dropped off noticably in '94, and really dropped off after '97.
Here are his numbers before '94 (and obviously these aren't the only numbers by which to measure him and others):
877 GP, 426 G, 482 A, 908 Pts
With '94 thru '97 added in:
1083 GP, 503 G, 561 A, 1064 Pts
His last 8 seasons really hurt his overall numbers:
556 GP, 137 G, 137 A, 274 Pts, and was a -66 in those years to boot.
Guess one can argue that, if his career had ended in '97, he probably would've gotten in anyway, so what he did after that shouldn't hurt him from a HOF standpoint. I'm not against him getting in, but I agree, shouldn't be for a while.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 26 June 2012 - 02:57 PM.