On Tuesday in Toronto the 18 member Hall of Fame committee will meet and vote on who shall be part of the 2013 induction class. No more then four players can be elected and they must receive 75 percent of the vote to be inducted.
Chris Chelios and Jeremy Roenick both played together in Chicago and they have a chance to enter the hall together. Chelios seems like a sure lock while Roenick is going to have a tougher time.
Chelios has individual awards as well as as having his name on Lord Stanley's cup. However for Roenick he has none of those things. Both have been inducted into the US Hockey Hall Of Fame with Roenick getting the call in 2010 and Chelios in 2011.
If Chelios is a lock that means he is taking one spot. Along with him the other assumed locks are Scott Neidermayer and Brendan Shannahan. Fun fact, Chelios is the oldest first eligible candidate at 51 years old.
That leaves battling a very crowded bunch for the final spot. The group includes Rob Blake, Alexander Mogilny, and Keith Tkachuk.
With the three sure fire, no brainers and a crowded group of others it might mean that only three players get the call this year. It is hard to imagine any of that second group to get 75 percent of the vote because there is no real separation between them. A good case can be made for all of them.
I guess we will just have to wait till 3:00 PM Eastern to find out.