NHL People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame  

Pedro Cerrano
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List Rules Those eligible through the 2013 class

People who should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame include some of the best players, coaches, builders and broadcasters who are all deserving of being enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada. For one reason or another, these talented men have been overlooked come induction time and as of the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame class, have not gotten the call.

For many of these retired hockey players, an induction into the Hockey Hall is fairly likely but simply has not happened yet. Each year, a maximum of four male and two female players plus a total of two builders and officials can be inducted into the hall. Due to these restrictions, many quality players are forced to wait several years while those with slightly higher legacies are chosen instead. The likes of Brendan Shannahan, Theo Fleury, Jeremy Roenick and Eric Lindros are all great examples of those who will likely get the call eventually.

Then there's another breed of people who should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame who have simply been overlooked for one reason or another. Few can deny that Hockey Night in Canada broadcasters Don Cherry and Ron MacLean have made an impact on the game, yet they've so far not received induction into the builder category. Rick Tocchet had a long and successful career as a player and coach in the NHL but many will say his off-ice legal issues have kept him out of the hall. Going a bit further back, many players from decades ago, such as Butch Goring, Murray Murdoch and Billy Reay, were never inducted and likely won't be remembered now despite their deserving contributions to the game.

Overall, these men are among the best hockey goaltenders, best NHL defensemen and overall best hockey players of all time yet they've so far not been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Vote for who you think should be in Toronto, add any not listed or re-rank this list of the most deserving of being in the Hockey Hall of Fame below!
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Dominik Hašek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Chris Chelios age 56

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120 21
Mike Modano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
willyboymcoy added Mike Modano age 48

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130 27
Scott Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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132 37
Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
GioTrapani added Sergei Fedorov age 49

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Paul Kariya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
GioTrapani added Paul Kariya age 44

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63 21
Martin St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
vincerousseau added Martin St. Louis age 43

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99 49
Dave Andreychuk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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108 57
Jeremy Roenick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Don Cherry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Don Cherry age 84

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Curtis Joseph is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Curtis Joseph age 51

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Chris Pronger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
GioTrapani added Chris Pronger age 44

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Eric Lindros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Eric Lindros age 45

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Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Pat Burns Died at 58 (1952-2010)

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Rogie Vachon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Rogie Vachon age 73

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Theoren Fleury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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87 51
Keith Tkachuk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Keith Tkachuk age 46

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Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Rob Blake age 49

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Sergei Makarov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
GioTrapani added Mike Richter age 52

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Chris Osgood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
GioTrapani added Chris Osgood age 46

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Phil Housley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Phil Housley age 54

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48 30
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Andrew Manley added Andy Bathgate age 86

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52 39
Alexander Mogilny is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Rick Middleton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Ron Hextall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
GioTrapani added Ron Hextall age 54

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Tom Barrasso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Tom Barrasso age 53

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Ron MacLean is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Andrew Manley added Eddie Giacomin age 79

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Mike Vernon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Mike Vernon age 55

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Peter Bondra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Peter Bondra age 50

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Rick Martin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
willyboymcoy added Rick Martin Died at 60 (1951-2011)

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John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
willyboymcoy added John Vanbiesbrouck age 55

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Butch Goring is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Butch Goring age 69

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Rick Tocchet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Rick Tocchet age 54

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Steve Larmer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Steve Larmer age 57

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Fred Shero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Fred Shero Died at 65 (1925-1990)

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Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Brian Propp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
slaft added Brian Propp age 59

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Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
GioTrapani added Guy Carbonneau age 58

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Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Andrew Manley added Harry Howell age 86

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Dave Taylor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Dave Taylor age 63

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Claude Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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27 38
Clark Gillies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Andrew Manley added Clark Gillies age 64

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Rick MacLeish is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
slaft added Rick MacLeish age 68

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Neal Broten is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Neal Broten age 59

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Kevin Lowe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Kevin Lowe age 59

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Doug Weight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
GioTrapani added Doug Weight age 47

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Brian Sutter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
willyboymcoy added Brian Sutter age 62