Here’s why it took so long for Housley to make HHOF grade

By Brian Costello

Phil Housley has been eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame since 2006. He finally made it on his 10th attempt, joining first-time candidates Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov. More

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