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14. Tom Barrasso

As a starting goaltender of two champion Pittsburgh Penguins clubs and as one of the greatest American goalies in history you would think that Tom Barrasso would have a decent shot for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Considering that Barrasso was far from a media darling, his chances become a little but murkier. Overshadowed by the offensive superstars (Mario Lemieux, Jaormir Jagr) on his Penguins team, Barrasso was the consistent backstopper required to propel the Pens to the Cup. Considered a true clutch goalie, Barrasso has just enough stats to be considered a Hall of Fame worthy goalie, but he may have to overcome his strained relationship with the media. At present, Tom Barrasso is one of the best eligible goalies not currently in the Hall of Fame and here is hoping that the voters concentrate on the player and not how he may have treated them.

 

Should Tom Barrasso be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2006
  • Position: Goalie
  • Played For: Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team U.S.A. (Canada Cup 1985, 1988, Olympics 2002)
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Calder Trophy 1984
    Vezina Trophy 1984
    William Jennings Trophy (w/Bob Sauve) 1985
    First Team All Star (1984)
    Second Team All Star (1985 & 1993)
    NHL All Star (1985)
    Stanley Cup Ring (Pittsburgh, 1991, 1992)

Should Tom Barrasso be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.2%
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0 #2 P Smith 2015-05-12 06:31
In terms of pure statistics (WLT, GAA, SV%, championships, individual trophies), Tom Barrasso had a better career than Bernie Parent.

http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/b/barrato01.html

http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/p/parenbe01.html

The only reason Barrsso isn't already in the hall is his personality. People need to get over their dislike of the man and deal with him as a player.
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-1 #1 gturner38 2014-08-02 01:39
We're talking about a goalie that only had a save percentage over .900 5 times in 22 seasons and had multiple seasons averaging letting over 4 goals per game. He was a good goalie, but not a great one.
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