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The Inaugural Class

You selected five candidates for the first class of the ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame.

Our expert panel of Melissa Isaacson, Marc Silverman, Michael Wilbon and Gene Wojciechowski pared down Chicago's greatest athletes of all time to 20 nominees for the inaugural class of five. Check out our panel's picks and join in the discussion.

So who made it? Check out the the first class.

Note: If they're still active, they weren't eligible.

Discuss! See any glaring ommissions?
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Isaacson defends her picks: On the clock Video
Silverman defends his picks: On the clock Video
Wilbon defends his picks: On the clock Video
Wojciechowski defends his picks: On the clock Video

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Rogers' top 5 Blackhawks of all time


By Jesse Rogers

NBAE via Getty Images Melissa Isaacson defends her picks, including Bobby Hull, for the inaugural class:  Watch

Picking the top five Chicago Blackhawks of all-time was a hard task. Sure, Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull are givens but after that it's a wide open affair.

Leaving out Doug Wilson was difficult. And cases could have been made for Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios and others, but ultimately, longevity and success narrowed my picks.

I'm lucky the ...

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