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2. Bobby Hull

While we made the decision to go with Stan Mikita as the greatest Chicago Blackhawk of all-time, we don’t actually think that he was the most dynamic player and dare we say necessarily the best.

In their respective primes, we would argue that the “Golden Jet” was actually the better player, and certainly the most dynamic, but Mikita’s longevity with the organization would make him more synonymous with the Blackhawks, but Hull was the bigger star.

The Hot Line to kick off the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame

At some point in time, we plan do take a serious look at all the individual Halls of Fame.  We will get there eventually, and when we do the Winnipeg Jets will now be part of it as they have announced their own Hall of Fame.

The new Hall will not open empty, as their famed “Hot Line” of Bobby Hull, Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg from the 1970’s will be the first inductees.  The ceremony will take place at the Jets home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 19.

Bobby Hull made headlines when he jumped to the upstart World Hockey Association and signed with the Jets becoming the first hockey player to sign a million dollar contract.  “The Golden Jet” would play for Winnipeg for 411 Games scoring 638 Points.  He would win the WHA MVP Award in 1973 and 1975 and would enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.

Anders Hedberg palyed for the Jests for the four seasons and had over 100 Points in each of them.  Hedberg would later become a member of the Swedish and IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame.

Ulf Nilsson also played for four seasons in Winnipeg and averaged 100 Points per season.  Like Hedberg, he would join the New York Rangers following his WHA run. 

It is worth noting that while the Jets are creating their own Hall of Fame, the actual history of the first version belongs to the Arizona Coyotes.  That fact will be reflected on our upcoming Top 50 Winnipeg Jets of all-time.

Still, we here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Hull, Nilsson and Hedberg for earning this honor.   

Our Top 50 All-Time Chicago Blackhawks are now up

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Chicago Blackhawks, a team of the Original Six.

As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following: 

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2017-18 Season.

The complete list can be found here,but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

  1. Stan Mikita
  1. Bobby Hull
  1. Patrick Kane
  1. Glenn Hall
  1. Duncan Keith

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for our top 50 Philadelphia Flyers soon.

As always, we thank you for your support.

Bobby Hull

One of the best players of all time, Bobby Hull easily could have been one of the men who the Hockey Hall of Fame could have made a case for early induction. Hull was a dominant force in the NHL throughout the 1960’s, leading the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup in 1961, and capturing two Hart Trophies along the way.
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