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Hall of Fame: Rules, dumb rules and the NHL


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http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/12564621/chris-pronger-eligible-hockey-hall-fame-due-new-bylawys

 


Within new bylaw No. 26, the key section reads: "a person is not eligible for election in the player category if he or she has played in a professional or international hockey game (which terms shall not be considered to include games played only or primarily for charitable or recreational purposes, or for any other limited purpose that the Chair of the Board of Directors determines, in his or her discretion, should not disqualify for nomination a person otherwise eligible) during any of the three (3) playing seasons immediately prior to his or her election."

The new language resolved any ambiguity as it pertained to players who haven't played in three years but might still be getting paid and haven't officially retired due to salary-cap reasons in the NHL

 

Yes, a player who is working for the league while being paid by a member team will now be allowed to go into the Hall of Fame while still officially on the roster of an NHL team.

 

What's the "problem" this is meant to "solve"?

 


Pronger's contract with the Flyers expires in June 2017, which would have meant Hall inclusion no earlier than 2020 had people waited for his official retirement.

 

Again, what's the "problem" this "solves"? Pronger signed a contract knowing it meant he would be "playing" until he was 42. Now that he's injured we need a mad rush to change the rules to put him in the Hall of Fame?

 

I don't get it.

 

 

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http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/12564621/chris-pronger-eligible-hockey-hall-fame-due-new-bylawys

 

 

 

Yes, a player who is working for the league while being paid by a member team will now be allowed to go into the Hall of Fame while still officially on the roster of an NHL team.

 

What's the "problem" this is meant to "solve"?

 

 

 

Again, what's the "problem" this "solves"? Pronger signed a contract knowing it meant he would be "playing" until he was 42. Now that he's injured we need a mad rush to change the rules to put him in the Hall of Fame?

 

I don't get it.

Simple solution. Dont put him in.

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