Euro_Twins....if you are purely looking at stats, I don't think Datsyuk has a chance at the Hall at all at this point. 804 points in 824 is good enough? Don't think so. Lindros has 865 points in 760 games and has a Hart and Pearson...he's not in.
My personal starting discussion point used to be 1,000 points AND over 1 ppg. Anything less than that would be very difficult, but there would be exceptions (e.g. several high end trophies)
As I said a few posts higher, how many players in the future will hit 1,000 points? Not even close to what it was in the past.
That makes it sound like other than Crosby or Ovechkin, nobody will make the HOF in 10 or 15 years. The criteria will have to change with the times. Unless they do the ceremony every year with only one or two players getting inducted with each class.
This is also the reason I think guys like Andreychuk and Cicarrelli will eventually get in, because there won't be as many huge numbers guys to choose from that aren't already in. When guys like Andreychuk get picked, then the Datsyuks of the world will start getting selected.
I don't think Pavel will be a first ballot selection, but I do think he'll get in eventually. Some guys get in when they're like 60.
Edited by GMRwings1983, 23 August 2014 - 09:37 PM.
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