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leafman101
06-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Jon Rosen ‏
Rob Blake will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November. A very special phone call from earlier today:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bq1kTueCQAA8Eww.jpg

leafman101
06-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Elliotte Friedman
Hockey Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees are: Blake, Forsberg, Hasek, Modano, Pat Burns and referee Bill McCreary

leafman101
06-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Lindros > Blake and Modano

Killer93
06-23-2014, 03:06 PM
Glad to see Burns getting in

hockeylover
06-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Burns should've been in way before.

BG
06-23-2014, 03:10 PM
That is a good group, glad that Burnsie finally made it - now they can just write about what took them so long..

rouah
06-23-2014, 03:44 PM
Best nomination is Burns. Never too late, but he should have got there before.

LeafGm
06-23-2014, 03:55 PM
Burns should've been in way before.
I almost would have understood it more if they'd never inducted him. If they didn't think he was worthy of making it, I'd disagree, but it'd be fair enough.

But since they do apparently believe that he had a Hall-Of-Fame worthy career, what good reason was there for waiting until after he died to induct him?

leafman101
06-23-2014, 03:59 PM
It was really weird that they didn't put him in when he was alive and they knew he was dying. 500 wins, top 10 all time in playoff wins, only coach to ever win 3 Jack Adams, won a cup. He was a shoo in.

worm
06-23-2014, 04:21 PM
http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/content/screenshots/episodes/8f12/8f12_007.jpg

TimHorton
06-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Lindros continues to get raped.

Habspatrol
06-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Glad to see Burns getting in

Yeah a few years too late... but I'm happy to see it.

MindzEye
06-23-2014, 06:53 PM
Lindros continues to get raped.

No respeck

GGpX
06-23-2014, 09:03 PM
It's still baffling to me how it took this long to get Pat Burns in.

Mitch Melnick ‏Three members of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee (Pat Quinn, Jim Gregory & Serge Savard) replaced this yr & Pat Burns gets in... no way of knowing with all the secrecy involved but can't help but speculate.

It's a travesty that he didn't get in while he was still alive.

And then you had dopes like Michael Farber, who is on the HHOF commitee, defending the Burns omission last year with excuses like (I'm paraphrasing) "Well, there wasn't much clamoring to get Burns in before he dying." and I'm just floored. Absolutely ****ing floored.

In any case, he's in.

Next year, could Makarov and Roggie Vachon please get in with Lidstrom and Fedorov? Pretty please?

LeafGm
06-24-2014, 12:52 AM
Lindros continues to get raped.
Meh, I don't think he deserves to get in. A handful of dominant seasons shouldn't be enough to punch your ticket.

He only deserves to be in the hall of fame if you stack his career up against Cam Neely, who also shouldn't have made it into the hall.

leafman101
06-24-2014, 12:54 AM
And Bure, and Forsberg. The precedent has been set.

JackBurton
06-24-2014, 01:43 AM
I think Burns is one of the greatest coaches ever. He's the best Leaf coach ever. And he's the last Leaf coach to implement a defensive system.

JaysCyYoung
06-24-2014, 11:21 AM
I think Burns is one of the greatest coaches ever. He's the best Leaf coach ever. And he's the last Leaf coach to implement a defensive system.

http://hockeygods.com/system/gallery_images/9938/normal.jpeg?1357683085

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Punch_Imlach_Maple_Leafs_Chex_card.jpg/180px-Punch_Imlach_Maple_Leafs_Chex_card.jpg

http://cdn.nhl.com/mapleleafs/bc/images/assets/imlach_250_drink.jpg

http://puckstruck.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/img001.jpg

JackBurton
06-24-2014, 12:26 PM
Oh look, we won a cup with 6 teams. Best coach ever! There's more teams in the CFL before Ottawa joined again.

JaysCyYoung
06-24-2014, 12:34 PM
http://i.qkme.me/36eamv.jpg

Oh look, we only beat Habs teams with a dozen future Hall of Famers on it! Beliveau, Harvey, Plante, Richard were garbage! Six team league ROFL. Everyone sucked before Synergy sticks!!!!11!

JackBurton
06-24-2014, 12:35 PM
I'm just saying, it's a different world.

JaysCyYoung
06-24-2014, 12:36 PM
That's still an incredibly poor argument. I love Burns as much as anyone, but Imlach or Day are clearly the cream of the crop when it comes to Leafs coaches historically. Two decent runs doesn't quantify the best when you're talking about guys who coached a plethora of championship teams against much stiffer competition.

Beating Tim Cheveldae or Arturs Irbe in a playoff series or beating Jacques Plante or Gump Worsley?

TheCountofMonteCristo
06-24-2014, 08:27 PM
Oh look, we won a cup with 6 teams. Best coach ever! There's more teams in the CFL before Ottawa joined again.

There is no way you can put Burns ahead of Imlach, no way.

TheCountofMonteCristo
06-24-2014, 08:28 PM
http://i.qkme.me/36eamv.jpg

Oh look, we only beat Habs teams with a dozen future Hall of Famers on it! Beliveau, Harvey, Plante, Richard were garbage! Six team league ROFL. Everyone sucked before Synergy sticks!!!!11!

True. When there was just six teams, the league was not watered down as it now is. Those were the creme of the creme teams.