On Tuesday the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee will meet to decide and announced the induction class of 2011.
There is a large log jam of Hall of Fame talent anxiously awaiting the induction announcements in 2011. With so many candidates, the biggest problem becomes the votes being split too many ways. With each inductee needing 75% support from the committee, it may be unlikely to see more than 2 inductees in the player category.
Here's my top 4:
- Doug Gilmour - The hockey player's hockey player. He has waited long enough.
- Joe Nieuwendyk - Three words all beginning with the letter "C" best describe him: Classy, Clutch and Champion.
- Sergei Makarov - Arguably the best Soviet player of the 1980s, and therefore top 10 player in the world in that time frame.
- Adam Oates - Hockey's most underrated superstar.
In the women's category we will see Geraldine Heaney and maybe Cassie Campbell-Pascall rightfully enshrined.
In the builder's category I really hope we see Pat Quinn and Fran Rider inducted, though I know it is highly unlikely we will see that in 2011. Especially not Quinn, who is the committee co-chair.