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23. Adam Oates

Adam Oates was only with the Boston Bruins for five years, but while playing for the B’s, he was a bona fide scoring machine and would finish third in scoring twice.  Oates is third all-time in Points per Game for the Bruins and still holds the franchise record for Assists and Points for a season.  It is actually quire amazing how many teams had Oates throughout his Hall of Fame career.

2011-12 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees are now up

Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 2010-2012.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:


The 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:


Doug Gilmour, a two time All Star and winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy.

Ed Belfour, a two rime Vezina Trophy Winner and five time All Star.

Joe Nieuwendyk, who won three Stanley Cups and three different teams and was a four time All Star. 

Mark Howe, a four time NHL All Star and two time WHA Champion.


The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:


Adam Oates, a five time NHL All Star and gifted playmaker.

Joe Sakic, a former Hart Trophy Winner and two time Stanley Cup Champion with the Colorado Avalanche.

Mats Sundin, a long time Toronto Maple Leaf and Swedish National Star and eight time All Star.

Pavel Bure, a Russian star and three time NHL leader in goals in the National Hockey League.


I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!



Adam Oates

When you look at the career numbers of Adam Oates, you wonder why it took so long for him to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame. With three Assists titles, and over 1,400 career points, Oates career numbers are easily Hall of Fame worthy. However Oates never played for a championship team, nor was he really associated with any one team as the longest he ever played for one franchise was a near six season stint with the Washington Capitals. Still, you can’t deny a Hall of Fame slot for a man with over 1,000 career assists, as there were few purer playmakers in the game of Hockey.

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