Some automatics on the ballot — if there even is a ballot, or is it just a discussion behind closed doors; nobody seems to know how the hell the Hockey Hall of Fame committee selects its inductees.
But also some borderliners up for election/selection this year. The announcement is expected this afternoon at 3 p.m.
Dan Rosen at NHL.com lists three locks: Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan. Then he says there are a bunch more for one final spot, including Eric Lindros, Rob Blake, Alexander Mogilny, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk, and outside-chancers including Theo Fleury, Dave Andreychuk, Kevin Lowe, Phil Housley, Paul Kariya and others.
IMO, all of them are Hall of Famers since Clark Gillies is in the Hall.
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