The Hockey Hall of Fame has long been viewed as the pinnacle of accomplishment for NHL players. If an NHL player never was part of a Stanley Cup-winning team the Hall answered any lingering doubts about the ability of the player.
Inductees like Marcel Dionne, Gilbert Perreault, Darryl Sittler, and Brad Park never got to taste champagne from Lord Stanley's Cup, but there was no doubt they were some of the best ever, and the Hall cemented that conclusion.
There are several favorites that have had impressive NHL careers, some scoring well over 1,000 points, who have not made the Hall of Fame. We will look at several of these players and let you decide if they deserve admittance.
The criteria for induction remain a mystery to those who have been inducted and a quandary to those who seek to enter the hallowed halls and await the call.
Recently, Edmonton Oilers forward Glen Anderson was finally voted in after years of wondering if would he make it. Anderson was a key contributor to the Oilers' Stanley Cup success in the 1980s and a dangerous scoring threat.
Other players from the team were voted in years before, such as Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, and Grant Fuhr.