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Hall of Fame Needs to Catch Up

From Pierre LeBrun at ESPN:

It is time for some repair work at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

That is the theme for the Class of 2011 if all goes well here Tuesday, when the Hall’s 18-member selection committee meets to debate and ultimately select November’s new members.

“Repair” as in make things right for a few players who have been passed over in recent years, because this is the committee’s last chance for a while to get some of these players in before a new wave of slam-dunk candidates come (Joe Sakic, Rob Blake, Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan are a few of the players who will become eligible over the next two years).

The only first-year eligible player of note for 2011 is former All-Star goalie Ed Belfour, and we’d be surprised if he got the nod in his first chance. So let’s make this a catch-up year.

The selection committee can elect up to four male players. Here’s hoping they maximize this window by taking four players who should have been inducted before this year.


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Any truth to the rumor that Belfour offered one billion dollars to the HoF committee to elect him this year?

Posted by BobTheZee on 06/27/11 at 08:00 PM ET

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