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Will Henrik Zetterberg Get A Call Today From The Hockey Hall of Fame?

via Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News ($),

Henrik Zetterberg had a memorable and outstanding NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings.

Will it be good enough to immediately land Zetterberg a spot in the Hall of Fame?

Zetterberg, in his first year of eligibility, will find out Monday afternoon, as the Hockey Hall of Fame reveals its newest inductees at 3 p.m.

Zetterberg led the Wings to the 2008 Stanley Cup, earning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason Most Valuable Player.

Henrik Zetterberg lifts the Stanley Cup after the Red Wings defeated the Penguins in 2008.
Zetterberg finished with 337 goals, 623 assists and 960 points (all fifth-most in organization history) over 15 seasons in 1,082 games with the Wings. Zetterberg is one of 30 players in the Triple Gold Club — winners of a Stanley Cup, men's world championship and Olympic gold medal (both of his with Team Sweden).

You can watch the announcements today on the NHL Network or TSN.

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ilovehomers's avatar

Nah

PS the clock has started on Datsyuk’s eligibility as far as I can tell. I dont think he played this year

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/27/22 at 12:15 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Not going to make it in his first year of eligibility. Honestly I wonder if/when he does make it. Heart and soul player who carried this team so hard he broke his back, but I don’t know that it’ll get him in the hall.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/27/22 at 02:24 PM ET

Paul's avatar

2022 HHOF Class

Henrik Sedin
Daniel Sedin
Daniel Alfredsson
Roberto Luongo
Riika Sallinen
Herb Carnegie (Builder)

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/27/22 at 03:09 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Oh too bad Hank.  The limit of 4 players per year seems arbitrary, they could have had 4 Swedes voted in the same year.

Posted by RWBill on 06/27/22 at 04:02 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Hank had several outstanding cream of the crop years, but many were not.  He gave everything he had his last years in Detroit, inhibited by a painful back.  Playing with a very sucky team that was limited in NHL talent didn’t help his HOF selection chances either.

Posted by RWBill on 06/27/22 at 04:05 PM ET

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I think he’ll get in eventually.  You could make a pretty good argument that Zetterberg was the straw that stirred the drink during the Red Wings heyday in the early 2000’s.

Posted by Wing Dingy on 06/27/22 at 05:49 PM ET

SYF's avatar

He should have!

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/27/22 at 06:43 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

He should have!

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/27/22 at 06:43 PM ET

Tough in this year with the others eligible and a limit of 4.  Glad for Alfredsson, he is a class guy.

Posted by RWBill on 06/28/22 at 10:06 AM ET

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