At first glance one would ask, why would a player who only played 7 years in the NHL be inducted into the Hall of Fame? To me it didn’t seem like he did much but then it hit me; it’s called the Hockey Hall of Fame not the NHL Hall of Fame. When you look at the totality of his career one quickly sees his worthiness as an All Time Great.
Rogie Vachon had Bruce Lee like reflexes and hands. In his 16 year career as a goalie he never allowed a single goal on a penalty shot. This impressive statistical fact alone shows us what made him one of the greatest goaltenders of his day.
Legend has it that as a young teenager Eric Lindros played power forward and had a way of physically dominating players much older than he was. He was able to score quite frequently as well and these two attributes were at the core of his success. He had big man physical presence with the agility and finesse of a smaller man.