I was reading a post awhile back after Yzerman retired and it most poeple were saying how Yzerman is going straight to the HOF in 2009. One guy said he doesnt think Yzerman is getting in. Of course he was quickly corrected. But it got me thinking what would have happened had he retired back in '96 after his 95 point season. He still had a Pearson Trophy back in '89 on his resume. But he would have retired with no CUps, no COnn Smyhe Trophy and no post season all-star selections. Not to mention no Olympic medal. I still say yes. No question. But it may not be as clear cut as you think. Remember Yzerman was criticized previous years at that time for not getting the Wings the CUp, or even out of the first round. People forget that he didnt start to become a well rounded player until about '96. And Bowman was thinking of trading him around '94. EIther way I'll still say yes though his legacy wouldnt be as bright.