Next Wednesday a panel of hockey elders will gather virtually to determine who will be in the next class of Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. History has shown that they’ll find a way to do a comically bad job of it. They’ll be political about. They’ll lobby for their friends, but they won’t mess up on the easy decisions. This year they have one very easy decision.
Everything about Jarome Iginla says that he is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He’s got the NHL awards, the international success, and really the only thing missing is the Stanley Cup ring, but even then the Flames were about as close as you can get to having that too. Iginla is going in, and no one should object to that.
The question becomes, what of the rest of the 2020 HHOF class? Who will join Iginla in the Hall? Well, our writers have weighed in with our best guesses.
Marian Hossa: Like Iginla, Marian Hossa should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Hossa had an incredibly successful career, winning three Stanley Cups as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks and …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation