Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Hall of Fame Candidates to be announced Wednesday

The Hockey Hall of Fame will reveal this years potential nominees on Wednesday, as potentially four candidates will find themselves placed in the Holy Grail of Canadian Hockey.

The no brainer, automatic spot will no doubt go to Patrick Roy the former Habs and Avalanche player and current Memorial Cup winning head coach of Quebec city can reserve his tuxedo for the induction ceremony takes place on November 13th.

Pavel Bure, Doug Gilmour, Adam Graves, Tom Barrasso, Mike Richter and Phil Housley also are up for consideration for the first time. Players must be retired for at least three years. One wild card possibility is Dino Ciccarelli who is being lobbied for pretty effectively by the media as we head to annoucnement day.

Ciccarrelli has a bit more baggage than most of the potential Hall of Famers, but should be given the nod according to this report from Canadian Press. His story is an interesting one and gives you cause for thought over how they select their nominees from year to year. What remains to be seen is if the increased media exposure to his cause will work for or against Ciccarelli this year.

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