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Trio of greats favoured to get nod to NHL Hall of Fame

Former Colorado Avalanche great Peter Forsberg announced his retirement in 2011. (Reuters/Files)

Former Colorado Avalanche great Peter Forsberg announced his retirement in 2011. (Reuters/Files)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

The Dominator. Peter The Great. Mike Modano.

When the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2014 on Monday afternoon, Dominik Hasek, Peter Forsberg and Modano are the favourites to hear their names called out.

Hasek won the Vezina Trophy six times and is the only goaltender to win the Hart Trophy in consecutive seasons (1997-98). He captured a pair of Stanley Cup rings, both with the Red Wings

While Forsberg played in just 708 NHL games primarily due to injuries, he definitely is worthy of induction. Consider his resume: Two Stanley Cups (1996, 2001), a Calder Trophy as rookie of the year (1996), and the Hart (MVP) and Art Ross (scoring champion) trophies with a league-leading 106 points in 2002-03.

With 885 points, Forsberg’s 1.25 points-per-game average is eighth all-time, and his 0.90 assists per game rank fifth.

Modano's 561 goals and 1,374 points, meanwhile, are the most scored in the NHL by a player born in the United States.


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