LOS ANGELES ù Compared to many of todayÆs goalies who are six feet tall or more, former Los Angeles KingsÆ superstar goalie Rogie Vachon is small by comparison, probably around 5-7 (IÆm 5-9 and I am taller than Vachon). But despite his relatively small physical stature, VachonÆs place among National Hockey League goalies, past and present, looms large. Based on his performance throughout his sixteen-year NHL career, Vachon is clearly among the elite. So why, then, has he not been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF)? When you look closely at the numbers, Vachon certainly deserves to be enshrined among his peers. No one can deny that he was one of the great goalies to ever play the game. Consider that: During his final year of eligibility in 1998, Vachon was fifth all-time in care ...
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