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Kirk Buchner, "The Committee Chairman", is the owner and operator of the site.  Kirk can be contacted at [email protected] .

Dominik Hasek stays retired.

The Czech Goalie, Dominik Hasek has announced that he is forgoing thoughts of returning to the National Hockey League. At the age of 47, Hasek last played in North America for the Detroit Red Wings where he captured the second of his two Stanley Cups. Hasek lasted played professionally in the KHL for HC Spartak Moscow in the 2010-11 season.

The Hockey Hall of Fame allows for players to be eligible three years after their pro career (regardless of what league) has ended. Hasek will remain eligible for the Hall in 2014, and based on his legacy as one of the greatest Goaltenders of all time, we would champion him as a first ballot entrant.

We bring this up, as we are currently working on our lists for future players for the Hockey Hall of Fame. At present sections for the Baseball Hall of Fame and those who will soon be eligible is populating our site. Look for hockey to follow suit.

2014 Baseball Futures are up!!!

With the Major League Baseball playoffs set to tee off soon, we thought this was the perfect time to look towards the future of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

We will be adding sections looking towards the future eligible of the Hall, and allowing you to give your opinions and votes so that we could look at factoring this in to future rankings.

The following players are eligible for the 2014 vote:

Armando Benitez

Damion Easley
Eric Gagne
Esteban Loaiza
Frank Thomas
Greg Maddux
Hideo Nomo
Jacques Jones
Jeff Kent
Jon Lieber
Jose Cruz Jr.
Jose Vidro
JT Snow
Keith Foulke
Kenny Rogers
Luis Gonzalez
Matt Morris
Mike Mussina
Mike Timlin
Moises Alou
Paul Lo Duca
Ray Durham
Richie Sexson
Scott Hatteberg
Sean Casey
Shannon Stewart
Steve Tracshel
Todd Jones
Tom Glavine
Trot Nixon

 

To be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014, the player must have retired (or played their final game) in 2008 and have played ten season in the MLB.

 

 

 

Rush, Kraftwerk, Deep Purple Nominated!!!

Wow!   Today the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominees for the 2013 class, and much to our surprise and delight our top three acts have been chosen.

Headlining the pack is Rush, our number one choice and first time nominee. This is no doubt pleasing legions of fans across the world who has sung the praises of this Canadian Progressive Rock trio. Our second and third choices of Kraftwerk and Deep Purple have also been selected.

First year entrants Public Enemy and N.W.A. will be the representatives of Hip Hop on the ballot. The other nominees are Heart, the Marvelettes, the Meters, Albert King, Chic, Donna Summer, Procul Harum, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts and Randy Newman.

The five selected will be announced in Mid-December.

Let the debate begin!

ABBA to headline the Swedish Music HOF

Here is what we know about the Swedish Music Hall of Fame; a travelling exhibit of ABBA memorabilia will be housed there and it will be the centerpiece of the new institution that should be completed next year. Beyond that…….

Okay, whether you love them or hate them, there is no denying the fact that the four Swedes turned Pop Music into a near perfect art form in the 70’s and are one of the most successful bands of all time. Their music remains popular, and well over thirty years after last hit, they constantly reach new generations.

ABBA should be the focal point of any musical Hall in Sweden, but this Scandinavian nation has been a hotbed for varying musical styles for decades and watching how this particular Hall of Fame will shape up in the coming years will be fascinating; as they could easily have a building that respects multiple genres.

Apart from ABBA, a large number of Swedish acts have been successful in North America. This long list includes Europe, Robyn, Neneh Cherry, Eagle Eye Cherry, Ace of Base, Roxette, The Cardigans, Peter Bjorn and John, Ceasars, The Sounds, The Hives, Sahara Hotnights and the Knife. Sweden also has a very active Metal scene, featuring influential bands like Bathory, At the Gates, Yngwie Malmsteen and Opeth.

This doesn’t mean we will be creating a Notinhalloffame section for Sweden’s Hall. Frankly, should we ever get around to looking at a second musical Hall, it will likely be the Country Music one, and like we mentioned, we really have no idea what the Swedish Musical has planned. We do know that we will be watching.