Five Current Colorado Avalanche Players Most Likely To Be Hall of Famers

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Being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame is no easy task, with only 259 players earning the highest honor a hockey player can receive to date. Located in Toronto, Canada, the Hall of Fame is where players are immortalized, and take their place as legends of the game’s past.

Colorado Avalanche fans have had the privilege of watching current Hall of Famers, Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy, and Raymond Bourque don the burgundy and blue. Tonight, Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake will join the ranks of former Avalanche greats, who are permanently featured in the cathedral of hockey.

The crazy thing is, all five of these guys played for the SAME TEAM during the Avalanche’s 2001 Stanley Cup championship run. You just don’t see five Hall of Famers on the same roster very often.

It is possible that we will never see an Avalanche roster as loaded with talent as that 2001 team in our lifetimes. Adam Foote rounded out a defensive trio with Blake and Bourque, rivaled by nobody at the time. Throw in youngsters Alex Tanguay, Chris Drury, and Milan Hejduk, and the checking and defensive prowess of Dan Hinote, Shjon Podein, Eric Messier, and Stephane Yelle. My heart-rate is racing just thinking about it! But, I digress.

Is it possible that this Colorado Avalanche roster has a few future future Hall of Famers of its own? Lets rank the five Avalanche players on this year’s team, who have the best chance of someday being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.