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LOS ANGELES — Many hockey fans in the Los Angeles area have at least heard of Rogie Vachon
. They may know that he was the best goaltender ever to wear the jersey of the Los Angeles Kings
. But few know of his accomplishments with the Kings and with the Montreal Canadiens
prior to his arrival in Southern California.
Even fewer know that Vachon’s accomplishments rank him among the greatest goaltenders to have ever played the game, yet he continues to be denied the honor of being inducted into the hallowed halls of the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF).
A close look at Vachon’s career statistics shows that he ranks ahead of a considerable number of goaltenders who were inducted into the HHOF years ago (for details, see Time To Right A Wrong: Hockey Hall of Fame Must Induct Rogie Vachon).
“If there was anyone who deserves to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame who is not—if you look at his numbers, a Vezina Trophy, three Stanley Cups, and the fact is, he wasn’t just the second fiddle Read more of this post