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Is Holmstrom a Hall of Famer?


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#1 CMICHdave

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:57 PM

While watching Game 5 of the '02 finals, it's amazing the number of future hall of famers were on this team. Shanny, Fedorov, Yzerman, Datsyuk, Hull, Robitallie, Larionov, Holmstrom, Lidstrom, Chelios, Hasek.

But what about Homer? His numbers seem a little low, but he's certainly a unique player and the best at what he does. Add in has name on four Cups, three where he was a part of the playoff team.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:03 PM

While watching Game 5 of the '02 finals, it's amazing the number of future hall of famers were on this team. Shanny, Fedorov, Yzerman, Datsyuk, Hull, Robitallie, Larionov, Holmstrom, Lidstrom, Chelios, Hasek.

But what about Homer? His numbers seem a little low, but he's certainly a unique player and the best at what he does. Add in has name on four Cups, three where he was a part of the playoff team.

Thoughts?


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#3 Original-Six

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

Holmstrom is to good for the HOF...duh
But Maltby is a lock for sure

Edited by Original-Six, 11 August 2010 - 08:24 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:25 PM

Maybe some sort of Red Wings HOF for having such a unique role on the team. No way he ever gets close to the HHOF.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:25 PM

Is this thread for real?

Holmstrom has no chance for the Hall of Fame. I have a better chance of hooking up with some famous moviestar than he has of making it in.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:34 PM

No way in hell. Love Homer and he will always have a special place with us here in Hockeytown but not a shot.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:36 PM

Not even close, if there was a role players hall of fame he'd be a lock, but, other than his niche as a screener/deflector/PP specialist he really has nothing hall of fame worthy. I love homer as a player, but lets be realistic, hes just not in the tier of players who get in, hell hes not even in the tier next to that.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:38 PM

When he wins 5 Rocket Richard trophies before he turns 45 then maybe, for now, no.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:44 PM

Maybe he can get in for being part of most disallowed goals in NHL history???

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:47 PM

Maybe he can get in for being part of most disallowed goals in NHL history???

Thats a foot note, now most opponents sticks broken on you in a single NHL career may put him over the top.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:03 PM

I'm saddened that there are actually 5 people in existence on this site that have voted "yes" or "too close to call"

edit: oh geez, 6 now.

Edited by toby91_ca, 11 August 2010 - 09:06 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:08 PM

He's made a great career for himself having fairly limited skills. So he worked really hard and developed an incredibly specific skill set. Redirecting the puck while keeping your ass in the goalies face and getting hacked at by a defenseman.

He's been a great Wing, but not a HOF'er.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:17 PM

I'm saddened that there are actually 5 people in existence on this site that have voted "yes" or "too close to call"

edit: oh geez, 6 now.

As a joke I was thinking of voting yes, but my better judgment told me, "no don't"
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:20 PM

While the answer is No, he is the absolute best at what he does, and has been the best for most of his career in the N.H.L. But we don't see anyone getting in because they were the best fighter, or for being the fastest skater year after year.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:21 PM

He's the best at what he does and he'll be remembered for it, but not a HOFer.

Edited by Z and D for the C, 11 August 2010 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:22 PM

Maybe if he scores on every shift this upcoming season.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:24 PM

Well I guess to stick up for CMICHdave, the NHL HOF standards are so low that they're debating if Paul Henderson should be in! Holmstrom has slightly less regular season numbers than Paul, but much better post season numbers!

Here's a comparison between Henderson and Holmstrom:

Paul Henderson

Tomas Holmstrom

Still though, the answer is "no"
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:34 PM

I'm saddened that there are actually 5 people in existence on this site that have voted "yes" or "too close to call"

edit: oh geez, 6 now.


Too many people here have no clue what the Hall of Fame usually allows in or out.

Edited by GMRwings1983, 11 August 2010 - 09:45 PM.

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#19 Electrophile

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:34 PM

I love Homer. Homer is awesome. We're better with Homer than we are without him, IMO. He is not a hall-of-famer.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:41 PM

So, who are the 8 nut jobs who voted yes? I love Homer, but he isnt close to HOF status. Crosby and Ovechkin have more points then him in just 5 seasons... as much as I hate using those assclowns to make a point.

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