Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr—the list goes on. The Hockey Hall of Fame is a hallowed place that celebrates the careers of some of our game's finest. Its halls are lined with the memories of the few who changed the game of hockey. The history that the building holds dates back to the second world war.
The Hall—at 30 Yonge Street, in Toronto—truly is the home of hockey.
Those who have excelled in the sport will get to see their names honoured in the Hall. Every June, an 18-person committee of players and coaches meets to discuss and decide who the next inductees will be. Usually, there are four per year. A person can be honoured as a player, a builder (meaning either a coach or a general manager) or an on-ice official.
This year, goalie Eddie "The Eagle" Belfour, defenseman Mark Howe, and forwards Doug Gilmour and Joe Nieuwendyk will be inducted—all in the players category.
Following is a list of 10 players who should be considered for induction sooner rather than later.