The notion of a current player making their way to the Hall of Fame often incites a knee-jerk reaction. That is especially true of those deemed ‘first ballot’ Hall of Famers.
A first-ballot Hall of Fame player is a player with so prolific a career they’re inducted as soon as they’re eligible — often bypassing those less fortunate or gifted players yet to break through.
When the Sedin’s are eligible to enter the hall of fame, will they be inducted right away?
Henrik: 2010 Hart Trophy, 2010 Art Ross Trophy, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, 2010, 2011 First All-star team. 2006 Olympic gold medalist. Three-time NHL all-star. 972 career points
Daniel: 2011 Art Ross Trophy, 2011 Ted Lindsey Award, 2011 NHL First All-Star Team. Three-time NHL all-star, 2006 Olympic gold medalist, 945 career points.
The Sedins have another two seasons ( including this year) remaining on their contracts with the Canucks. The Sedins will likely be around beyond the 2017-2018 season as their production hasn’t derailed substantially despite ageing. In the next 3-4 years they play, they could add even more to their repertoire than they already have.