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Stevens: Hall of Fame?

Yes
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74%
No
5
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Total votes : 19

Scott Stevens retires

Postby jchockey » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:40 pm

Confirmed by SNet, TSN, and ESPN.

Lou has some work to do this month. 5 million over the cap and lacking depth on defense and offense with elias out at least for the first 2 months with heptatits a.

with his retirement, look to hear from al macinnis and mark messier soon, whether it be a signing or retirement (please let it be retirement). can i hear a 'hall of fame' for stevens?
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Postby levelheaded » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:47 pm

I saw that while eating lunch at Milestones on TSN. I voted yes, but I am more in the undecided category. I don't think he was Great, he was very very good, but Great is another thing. I assume he will end up there, just because the NHL seems to be searching madly for players that newer fans can recognize, so I think he will. Does he deserve it? I am really not sure.
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Postby jchockey » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:02 pm

yeah i posted that poll and thought about it later... it should be:
Scott Stevens: Hall of Fame worthy?
- Yes
- Yes, but he won't get in
- No
- No, but he will get in
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Postby mindbender » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:38 pm

Always loved Scott Stevens. One of the best pure hitters in the game ever in my opinion. A superb leader who showed up in the playoffs every year big time. He "always" made an impact. Brodeur is gonna face a few more shots now that both of his best defencement are gone. I say he gets in the hall of fame eventually as he doesn't have bad numbers, played more games than any NHL defencemen over his 22 year career, has 3 Stanley Cups, 13 time all star and played for Team Canada many times. Not a bad career at all.
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Postby Southern_Canuck » Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:43 pm

If Larry Murphy makes it - then Scott Stevens does.

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Postby Grizzly » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:14 pm

They just had a pretty good blurp on him on the Score tonite ... said he has played the most games ever by a d-man ... 1600 & change .. 908 points too ... pretty good for a "defensive defenceman" ...

Best of luck to him ...

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Postby VHF » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:29 pm

I will be shocked if Stevens doesn't make it.

mindbender wrote:Always loved Scott Stevens. One of the best pure hitters in the game ever in my opinion. A superb leader who showed up in the playoffs every year big time. He "always" made an impact. Brodeur is gonna face a few more shots now that both of his best defencement are gone. I say he gets in the hall of fame eventually as he doesn't have bad numbers, played more games than any NHL defencemen over his 22 year career, has 3 Stanley Cups, 13 time all star and played for Team Canada many times. Not a bad career at all.


Agreed. His NHL career stats back up your comments: 1867 GP, 1026 PTS, +358 (+/-), and thousands of solid hits to the opposition. He was the best Dman in the league for a decade! A fierce competitor who lead-by-example.

On a side note, in his 22 year NHL career, Stevens played in the playoffs every year except one. In the 1995-96 season, when there were only 26 teams, New Jersey just missed the playoffs with 86 pts ( 2 pts shy) and finished 9th in the Eastern Conference. Interestingly, their point total would have been good enough to put them in 4th in the Western Conference, six points more than the 5th place teams, and good enough for home ice advantage in Round 1 of the playoffs. I'm glad the eastern teams aren't dominating like they use to.
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Postby Grizzly » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:41 pm

His NHL career stats back up your comments: 1867 GP, 1026 PTS, +358 (+/-),


Regular season stats: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdis ... 5B%5D=5180

GP 1635
G 196
A 712
P 908

I am assuming you also have playoffs in there ...

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Postby VHF » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:02 pm

Grizzly wrote:
His NHL career stats back up your comments: 1867 GP, 1026 PTS, +358 (+/-),


Regular season stats: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdis ... 5B%5D=5180

GP 1635
G 196
A 712
P 908

I am assuming you also have playoffs in there ...

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yup!
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Postby Madcombinepilot » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:27 am

He should make the HOF for the 'Lindros Hit' alone.... ;)
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Postby Fred » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:38 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:He should make the HOF for the 'Lindros Hit' alone.... ;)


Isn't that the truth, Stevens has just given Lindros a make up kiss, another year in the league Eric now we're even LOL
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Postby mattola » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:25 am

hes a lock for the hall. not many better leaders in the game than Stevens. only man I know that could turn a series with one hit.
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Postby GusAdams » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:27 am

What's that sound?.... A huge sigh of relief from forwards across the league. His presence on the ice changed the way the opposition played the game, very few d-men do that. He's in the hall for sure but I would not be surprised to see him come back.
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Postby Cornuck » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:28 am

He will be truly missed by the guys that assemble the highlight reels...


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Postby Heavy_P » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:01 am

I think so. He does'nt have the numbers of some of the other d-men, but he led a team to a few cups, he was a great leader, and a feared competator. Based on that - I think he's hall bound.
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