Chris Chelios has one of the most impressive resumes of any American defenseman. He might have the most impressive resume. So the question isn’t so much whether or not he belongs in the Hall of Fame, but where does he rank among the greatest NHL defenders ever.
Marian Hossa combined long-term offensive productivity with defensive dominance on the wing, does he belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? He has the career numbers given when he played but he never dominated offensively and he was never awarded the Selke. Listen to us discuss Hossa’s case here:
Keith Tkachuk (“TAYchuck” according to Don Cherry) is more notorious for his edge and his sneer than he is for his goal-scoring ability. Was he could enough to be in the Hall of Fame? We find out. Listen to us debate his case: