Blackhawks: Is Patrick Sharp a Hall of Fame player?

Patrick Sharp #10, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Patrick Sharp #10, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

After getting ready to call Patrick Sharp the next Chicago Blackhawks’ Hall of Famer from the 2010s, fans have shown distaste on Twitter. Here’s the situation and the case for Sharp.

Asking the question on which Patrick Sharp should be a Hall of Fame player is a question I thought the answer was yes. Sharp has three Stanley Cups, leading the Chicago Blackhawks in playoff goals in 2013, a 2014 Gold Medal, and four 30 goal seasons.

Sharp isn’t a first-ballot Hall of Famer, that isn’t the case I’m making here. The case is, does Sharp deserve to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Yes, he does. I find it very interesting that fans want to fight about that.

It’s highly questionable when the correct time to vote him in, as there have been some solid players who still are waiting for the call. After a while though, Sharp should get the Hall of Fame call.

The impact Sharp had on the Blackhawks in the 2010s was remarkable, being the assistant captain on three Western Conference Finals runner ups, and three Stanley Cup Champion teams.

Statically, Sharp has scored 287 goals with 333 assists for 620 regular-season points in 939 games. In the playoffs, Sharp has scored 47 goals with 40 assists for 80 points in 117 games.

This is a very weird debate, where it could go either way. The three Stanley Cups in Chicago, along with him being very close to 1,000 career games could play a role in swinging him into the Hall of Fame someday.

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Even if Sharp never gets inducted, he had an amazing career and deserves a ton of credit for some of those deep playoff runs. Sharp added depth on a stacked line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. Toews and Hossa are locked for the Hall of Fame, as Hossa was just inducted, but will Sharp ever join his former teammates?