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Poll: Who’s going into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday?

Jun 25, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT

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The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 inductee class will be revealed on Tuesday, June 26 (which you can watch on the NHL Network, beginning at 3 p.m. ET.)

The 2012 class has been buzzworthy for a while, pegged as one of the most star-studded fields ever — first-time eligible candidates include Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan, Mats Sundin, Jeremy Roenick, Curtis Joseph, Gary Roberts and Claude Lemieux.

(Other eligible players that have been passed over previously include Dave Andreychuk, Pavel Bure, Phil Housley, Kevin Lowe, Steve Larmer, Eric Lindros and Alex Mogilny, to name a few.)

In any given year, a maximum of four players can be inducted, which is what we saw in 2011 as Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk were inducted. Of note, only Belfour got in on the first ballot.

In 2010, the Hall only inducted one NHLer — Dino Ciccarelli.

So, onto the poll we go. Do note that, because of the large number of players, I had to cut the list off somewhere. If you see someone not on it, feel free to add his name in the comments section.

Vote now! (Remember, maximum of four entrants)

  1. govtminion - Jun 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Sakic, Shanahan, Roenick, and Oates.

    I’m apathetic towards the last three, but if Super Joe doesn’t get in on the first try they might as well tear the place down.

  2. bertmcg - Jun 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Sakic, Shennahan, Roenick and Lindross…

  3. mclovinhockey - Jun 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Sakic, jr, sundin, Shanny

  4. emperorzero - Jun 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    I went with Sakic, Sundin, and Oates. I’m not sure how Oates isn’t in the hall yet, Sakic is a no-brainer, and I think Sundin wuld normally be a guy who eventually gets in, but being a Maple Leafs forever will get him in the first try.

  5. scoops1 - Jun 25, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Most Gordie Howe hatricks and one of the best power forwards of all time… Shanny has to go in

  6. icdogg - Jun 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    No justice until Fred Shero is inducted.

  7. soj83 - Jun 25, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    CuJo, Lowe, Lemieux and Larmer are the only 4 i can’t see making it, Sakic is a shoe-in, the rest of the list isn’t really interchangeable, but you can make a strong argument for everyone…tough to be a voter these years, it will be 4 deserving names none the less

  8. inhokewetrust - Jun 25, 2012 at 4:34 PM


    • teaspoon1731 - Jun 26, 2012 at 2:56 AM

      Downvoting this is just mean. He’s already a leafs fan guys. Downvoting him is like beating up the kid who sits in the corner eating paste.

  9. jimw81 - Jun 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Sakic,shanaban,JR and Shero

  10. taytay099 - Jun 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    I voted Sakic, Shanny, Sundin and Bure.

  11. kingjoe1 - Jun 25, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Oates, Sakic, Shanahan and Andrychuk, with Sundin as a wildcard

  12. pone27 - Jun 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    As much as I pray JR is a first ballot HOFer, My 4:

    Sakic, Shanny, Bure, Oates

    • sasquash20 - Jun 26, 2012 at 3:41 AM

      No way Bure over JR or Sundin. It is a tough call but I would have to go Sakic, Shanny, Sundin, then either JR or Oates

  13. buffalomafia - Jun 26, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Sakic,Shanny,Roenik,Joseph & Housley!

  14. buffalomafia - Jun 26, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Take out Joseph

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