Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2016: a primer
The Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee will meet in Toronto on Monday to determine the class of 2016. Here's what you need to know:
UPDATE: The Class of 2016 will include Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon, Sergei Makarov and, in the builder category, Pat Quinn.
Who: Up to four male and two female inductees in the player category. Up to two inductees in the builder category
How: A player needs the support of 14 of the 18 selection committee members.
When: The announcement is expected around 3:30 p.m. (live stream on TSN.ca)
First-year eligible: Roman Hamrlik, Milan Hejduk, Miikka Kiprusoff, Vinny Prospal
Under consideration (male): Dave Andreychuk, Tom Barrasso, Rod Brind'Amour, Vincent Damphousse, Theo Fleury, Curtis Joseph, Paul Kariya, Alexei Kasatonov, Vladimir Krutov, Steve Larmer, John LeClair, Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Alexander Mogilny, Vaclav Nedomansky, Chris Osgood, Mark Recchi, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk, Pierre Turgeon, Doug Wilson, Alexander Yakushev, Sergei Zubov
Under consideration (builders): Don Cherry, Clare Drake, Pat Quinn, Viktor Tikhonov
Under consideration (female): Karen Bye-Dietz, Danielle Goyette, Manon Rheaume, Kim St. Pierre, Vicky Sunohara
Our picks: Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Alexander Yakushev, Danielle Goyette, Don Cherry, Viktor Tikhonov