Found November 12, 2012 on Rob The Hockey Guy:
The Hockey Hall of Fame inducted four more players today, including two former Canucks, Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin. Bure, Sundin and the other two inductees, Sakic and Oates are all full marks for their induction, but does anyone else find it odd that the Hall of Fame ignores the most important position in hockey, the goaltender? Unless you’re the among the elite of the elite, you’re not getting into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a goalie. Consider this: since Billy Smith (the Islanders star goalie of the late 70s and 80s) was inducted in 1993, only three goalies have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Those goalies are Grant Fuhr, Patrick Roy and Ed Belfour. Where are Curtis Joseph (4th all-time in wins), Mike Vernon (12th all-time in wins plus 2 Stanley Cups), John Vanbiesbrouck (13th all-time in wins and a Vezina Trophy) and Mike Richter (a Stanley Cup and World Cup winner)? You could even make a case for Ron Hextall (Conn Smythe and Vezina Trophy winner) and Tom Barrasso (Vezina...
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