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Larry Murphy

Larry Murphy
Although Larry Murphy is a four time Stanley Cup winner and one of only a handful of Defenceman with over 1,000 points (he actually has 1,216), he never seemed to get his due. It is not hard to understand why, as Murphy played at a time when Paul Coffey and Ray Bourque won multiple Norris Trophies and were scoring at a Bobby Orr like rate. Murphy was also a member of Cup teams where he was not considered among the top three players on the team; or at least that was the perception. What also worked against Larry Murphy was that his career was not associated with any one team, as he played for six different ones, never longer than six years.
Regardless of that, the Hockey Hall of Fame paid attention as Murphy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Elected In: Thursday, 01 January 2004
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Star (3) (1987, 1993 & 1995)
    All Star Games (3) (1994, 1996 & 1999)
    Stanley Cup Rings (4) (Pittsburgh Penguins 1991 & 1992) (Detroit Red Wings 1997 & 1998)

Should Larry Murphy be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 100%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%
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