Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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For some reason I couldn't find a similar picture of Sundin...

Shanahan was up for the Hockey Hall of Fame this year and I haven't wrote about it, because, well, I figured I'd get to it when he was inducted.  Because of course he'd be inducted right?  Going against the likes of Bure and Sundin, talented guys but ones who never won anything, Shanny and Sakic were both guys who were going to make it, for sure.  

Well, as the Chief put it:

Oates: In
Sakic: In
Sundin: In
Bure: In

And Brendan Shanahan has been unbelievably, unfathomably left out.  Bure and Sundin, yes.  Shanny…no.  It’s so pathetic that it’s hard to even muster any anger over this one. 

I'm sorta in the same boat as him in this one, it seems unbelievable to me that Sundin got in before Shanny, who's brought more to the game of hockey than the other Oakes, Sundin and Bure combined.   Hell, all Sundin did was introduce the flip-flop, will I or won't I play, to hockey.  Gee, thanks.   

Bill continued over at A2Y, after the break:

As an NHL player, his omission is disgusting.  He not only won 3 Cups. He was critical to each one of them.  How many team successes was Pavel Bure or Mats Sundin critical to?  Internationally? Sure.  In the NHL? Absolutely none.

None.  Shanahan has more Cup wins than Bure, Sundin and Sakic put together. He scored more goals than Sakic and won more Cups.  He also beat more ass and that, apparently, is not good.  He scored 200 more goals than Bure, 300 more than Oates, 100 more than Sundin.

He also suspended more people than Sakic did and he also changed the league in ways that Sakic never will, or could.  Shanahan changed the game after the lockout and his style of play made him absolutely elite while he was active.

But by all means, keep him out instead of the likes of Mats Sundin.  While Shanahan was the ultimate warrior who would do anything to win a Cup, Sundin refused a trade from Toronto that would have made his precious Leafs more competitive for years to come.

Bure played 700 games and he’s in.  Shanny played 1500 and he’s not.  Jesus.

Scotty? Igor? You got some splaining to do.  We know of the friction between Bowman and Shanahan.  Would he have held that kind of grudge? Really?  Igor…I have no clue. Maybe he fought for Shanny in there. I don’t know.

 I don't have much more to say.  Shanny deserves it more than Rush.    
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