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89. Sean Burke

Although the career of Sean Burke was a long and prosperous one, it can be argued that he didn’t live up to the overall expectations that he came with when he entered the National Hockey League. Burke was a star for the Canadian National Team. Many thought that his first NHL team (New Jersey) would go only as far as Burke could take them and though did not prove to be true, Burke proved to be a very good goaltender early in his career. Burke would last twenty years in the NHL and although he tallied over 300 wins, his overall record showed more losses than victories. Throw in the fact that he played for nine teams in the National Hockey League you may have the career of the greatest journeyman goalie of all time. Journeyman and Hall of Fame are not exactly synonymous.

 

Should Sean Burke be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 44%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 24%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2010
  • Position: Goalie
  • Played For: Vancouver Canucks, New Jersey Devils, Phoenix Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Canada (1988 & 1992 Olympics, 1991 Canada Cup)

  • Major Accolades and Awards: NHL All Star (1989, 2001 & 2002)

Should Sean Burke be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 44%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 24%
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