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A very significant retirement took place as Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings has announced that he is done playing hockey. Zetterberg has a degenerative back condition that can not be cured by rest or surgery and he opted to end playing so that he increase his quality of life in his later years.
Playing his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, Zetterberg was a seventh round pick from Sweden who was not forecasted to have a career as successful as it was. The runner-up for the Calder Trophy in the 2002-03 season, Zetterberg would blossom into an excellent two way player who was a constant threat to win the Frank J. Selke Award as the best Defensive Forward. While that award escaped his trophy case he would be named a Second Team All Star in 2007-08, which has to be considered the best season of his career. Not only was he a Second Team All Star, he helped Detroit win the Stanley Cup and in the process he was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner.
Internationally speaking, Zetterberg helped Sweden win both the 2006 Olympic and World Championship and after the 2008 Stanley Cup win he became a member of the “Triple Gold Club”.
He retires with 960 Points in 1,082 Games played in the NHL.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Henrik Zetterberg the best in his post-playing career.
The Toy Hall of Fame has announced the Finalists for their Class of 2018.
American Girl Dolls
Chutes and Ladders
Fisher-Price Corn Popper
Magic 8 Ball
Masters of the Universe Toys (including He-Man)
Tickle Me Elmo
Tudor Electric Football
Three toys will be chosen for their induction ceremony, which will be held on November 8. This year, should you wish to participate, you can vote on a Player’s Choice Ballot, which will be active until September 18.
It is a major day for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as they have announced their preliminary nominees for enshrinement.
Let’s take a look at who was chosen at this stage by way of their position:
Randall Cunningham, Dave Krieg, Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, Steve McNair.
Shaun Alexander, Tiki Barber, Earnest Byner, Larry Centers, Corey Dillon, Eddie George, Edgerrin James, Darryl Johnston, Eric Metcalf (WR/KR/PR), Clinton Portis, Fred Taylor, Herschel Walker, Chris Warren, Ricky Watters.
Isaac Bruce, Gary Clark, Henry Ellard, Torry Holt, Chad Johnson, Derrick Mason, Sterling Sharpe, Rod Smith, Hines Ward.
Mark Bavaro, Tony Gonzalez, Brent Jones, Jay Novacek.
Willie Anderson (T), Tony Boselli (T), Lomas Brown (T), Ray Donaldson (C), Alan Faneca (G), Chris Hinton (G/T), Kent Hull (C), Steve Hutchinson (G), Mike Kenn (T), Olin Kreutz (C), Kevin Mawae (C/G), Tom Nalen (C), Chris Samuels (T), Richmond Webb (T), Steve Wisniewski (G).
La’Roi Glover (DT/NT), Russell Maryland (DT), Leslie O’Neal (DE), Simeon Rice (DE), Richard Seymour (DT), Neil Smith (DE), Bryant Young (DT).
Carl Banks, Cornelius Bennett, Tedy Bruschi, London Fletcher, Seth Joyner, Wilber Marshall, Clay Matthews, Willie McGinest, Karl Mecklenburg, Sam Mills, Chris Spielman, Takeo Spikes, Darryl Talley, Zach Thomas.
Eric Allen (CB), Steve Atwater (S), Champ Bailey (CB), Ronde Barber (CB/S), Bill Bates (S), LeRoy Butler (S), Nick Collins (S), Thomas Everett (S), Rodney Harrison (S), Ty Law (CB), Albert Lewis (CB), John Lynch (S), Tim McDonald (S), Ed Reed (FS), Dennis Smith (S), Troy Vincent (CB), Adrian Wilson (S), Darren Woodson (S).
Jason Elam (K), Jeff Feagles (P), Sean Landeta (P), Brian Mitchell (KR/PR also RB), Steve Tasker (ST also WR).
Don Coryell, Bill Cowher, Tom Flores, Jim Hanifan, Mike Holmgren, Jimmy Johnson, Richie Petitbon, Dan Reeves, Marty Schottenheimer, Clark Shaughnessy, Dick Vermeil.
There are four first time nominees in Tony Gonzalez, London Fletcher, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey.
In November 25 Semi-Finalists will be chosen and the Finalists will be announced in January.
It’s that time again!
Last December, our Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame announced it’s fourth full class as voted by a one year long vote by the public.
That class saw Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump) and Willie “Mays” Hayes (Major League) join previous inductees, Apollo Creed (Rocky), Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks), The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Roy Hobbs (The Natural) and Rocky Balboa, the inaugural inductee.
Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 300 Fictional Athletes and over 100 Contributors, which has now been reduced to 20 Fictional Athletes, 10 Fictional Contributors and 3 Veterans for the Semi-Final Round.
The Finalists for each respective category are as follows:
The 20 Fictitious Athlete Semi-Finalists are:
A.C. Slater (Saved by the Bell)
Al Bundy (Married…With Children)
Al Czervik (Caddyshack)
“Big Ern” Ernie McCracken (Kingpin)
Bud (Air Bud)
Clubber Lang (Rocky III)
Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid)
Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)
“Fast” Eddie Felson (The Hustler & The Color of Money)
Ivan Drago (Rocky IV)
Jake Taylor (Major League)
Jimmy Chitwood (Hoosiers)
Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard, 1974)
Peter LaFleur (Dodgeball)
Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)
Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Tin Cup)
Sam Malone (Cheers)
Scott Howard “The Wolf” (Teen Wolf)
Shane Falco (The Replacements)
Ty Webb (Caddyshack)
The 10 Fictitious Contributors Semi-Finalists are:
Adrian Balboa (Rocky)
Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)
Coach Ernie Pantusso (Cheers)
Hayden Fox (Coach)
Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)
John Kreese (The Karate Kid)
Lou Brown (Major League)
Morris Buttermaker (The Bad News Bears)
Ray Kinsella (Field of Dreams)
The Gopher (Caddyshack)
The 3 Fictitious Veterans are:
Harold Lamb (The Freshman)
Huxley College (Horse Feathers)
Joe Boyd/Joe Hart (Damn! Yankees)
Online voting can be found here for the Fictional Athletes.
Online voting can be found here for the Fictional Athletic Contributors,
Online voting can be found here for the Fictional Athletic Veterans.
The Finalists for all three categories will be announced in late December of this year.
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