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HHOF Inductees Will Be Announced On Tuesday

from Michael Traikos of the National Post,

It’s a hindsight year for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

After a decade that required little debate for headliner inductions — names such as Yzerman, Gilmour, Chelios, Lidstrom, Selanne, Brodeur and Shanahan — the 2019 class has no clear favourite among male players.

When the 18 selection committee members gather in Toronto on Tuesday to vote, they’ll dust off some old claims. Up to four males and two females can be added, with two in the builders wing if no one is chosen in the referee/linesman category.

Alex Mogilny and Daniel Alfredsson are among the most prominent names in the Hall’s crowded waiting room. The patient Mogilny has been eligible since 2009 and watched two years ago as Paul Kariya, with fewer points and no Stanley Cup championship, made it in ahead of him. Mogilny’s attendance at the November ceremony might be worth it just for his speech — the Russian is renowned for his dry wit.

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If I had a ballot, I think I would include these guys at minimum:

Anatoli Firsov
Sergei Zubov
Curtis Joseph

If I were to use the fourth pick, I might choose another Soviet player. Mihailov, Maltsev, Petrov, or Vasiliev would be in contention there.

Among NHLers, the top other eligibles in my estimation would be Daniel Alfredsson, Theo Fleury, Alex Mogilny, Petr Bondra, Sergei Gonchar, and Doug Wilson. But none of those guys really get over the “close but not quite” line for me for one reason or another.

I really, really wanted to talk myself into Bondra but I just couldn’t.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 06/25/19 at 09:41 AM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

“Goaltending and power play, if you don’t have those two components, it’s tough on you,” said Bowman…...

As usual, I will add Chris Osgood to that list…... 

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 06/25/19 at 10:48 AM ET

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