2012 NHL HOF Induction class? My guesses in Bold

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by avsbruins65, May 23, 2012.

  1. The annual meeting of the Selection Committee will be held in Toronto on June 26 to select and announce the 2012 inductees. The 2012 Induction Weekend festivities will run from Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th, 2012 culminating with the Induction Celebration on Monday, November 12th, 2012.

    First year eligibles:

    Curtis Joseph
    Olaf Kolzig
    Philippe Boucher
    Patrice Brisebois
    Keith Carney
    Greg de Vries
    Martin Gelinas
    Chris Gratton
    Bret Hedican
    Sean Hill
    Bobby Holik
    Darius Kasparaitis
    Ken Klee
    Claude Lemieux
    Teppo Numminen
    Michael Peca
    Luke Richardson
    Gary Roberts
    Jeremy Roenick
    Joe Sakic
    Brendan Shanahan
    Mike Sillinger
    Jason Smith
    Mats Sundin

    Tony Amonte
    Dave Andreychuk
    Ralph Backstrom
    Brian Bellows
    Peter Bondra
    Pavel Bure
    V. Damphousse
    Ray Ferraro
    Alexei Gusarov
    Larry Hillman
    Phil Housley
    Dale Hunter
    Tomas Jonsson
    Valeri Kamensky
    Steve Larmer
    John LeClair
    Eric Lindros
    Hakan Loob
    Kevin Lowe
    John MacLean
    Rick Middleton
    Alexander Mogilny
    Mats Naslund
    Bernie Nichols
    Adam Oates
    John Ogrodnick
    Brian Propp
    Claude Provost
    Stephane Richer
    Bobby Smith
    Brent Sutter
    Jean-Guy Talbot
    Dave Taylor
    Steve Thomas
    Rick Tocchet
    Pierre Turgeon
    Garry Unger
    Rick Vaive
    Pat Verbeek

    Tom Barrasso
    Don Beaupre
    Dan Bouchard
    Sean Burke
    Lorne Chabot
    Ron Hextall
    Kelly Hrudey
    Dave Kerr
    Mike Liut
    Andy Moog
    Gilles Meloche
    Felix Potvin
    Mike Richter
    John Ross Roach
    Rogie Vachon
    John Vanbiesbrouk
    Mike Vernon

    The following list includes eligible players who have registered
    at least 100 points in Senior World Championship play.

    Boris Mikhailov
    Alexander Maltsev
    Vladimir Petrov
    Sven Johansson
    Sergei Makarov
    Vladimir Martinec
    Ven. Alexandrov
    Jiri Holik
    Anatoli Firsov
  2. Thanks for the update, good guess on them players, surprised they are not in already!
  3. Your welcome, I am really surprised by Adam Oates not being in the Hall. First time eligable for Sakic and Shan
  4. So true, and what about pavel bure? Just so many good players in the waiting line
  5. I would have no problem seeing him in the hall but not before Oates. He is a the only non active player in the top 16 in scoring besides Sakic not in the hall.

    Do not understand how Mark Howe got in last year.
  6. I think that Roenick also deserves serious consideration.

    One of the beefs I have with the HHOF is the requirement for one "vintage" player to be inducted each year.

    This usually seems to result in one journeyman getting in each year.

    I am known as someone who appreciates the "Old School" players, but guys like Fern Flamin, Marcel Pronovost & Dick Duff were good players, but NOT Hall-of-Famers.

    I also don't think there should be a cap on the number of players each year. Why should Pavel Bure, Adam oates and Alexander Mogilny have to wait just because there are other great players in their "year"?

    Just my opinion. But of course, I could be wrong!