Well, because I do not see a reason why Doug Weight should not be in the HHOF! I am going to look at three players—who I believe should barely, or not at all, be in the HHOF—and compare them to Mr. 39.
B.C.B. then goes on to compare Weight to Dino Ciccarelli, Cam Neely, and Pat LaFontaine, noting Weight's comparable, but slightly lower numbers and points out the era effects. However, Ciccarelli doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame in the first place and Neely is there essentially because his career was cut short by injury. LaFontaine is deserving of his Hall status. Even though Weight's numbers are lower, he has something those three players don't have - a Stanley Cup. That carries a ton of, ahem, weight in B.C.B.'s eyes:
Also we have to take in to consideration the fact Doug Weight won the Stanley Cup. I am of the opinion that if you don’t win the Stanley Cup, you should not be considered eligible for the HHOF.
How much weight should the Hall of Fame have on a number retirement ceremony? Should Doug Weight be inducted into the Hall of Fame? Should the Edmonton Oilers retire his number?