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The 2017 Hockey Futures are up

Recently, we here at Notinhalloffame.com unveiled our new (2016) list for our hockey section, naming Eric Lindros as the man most worthy of consideration for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

This came with an updated list, a few new entries (Alex Kovalev, Roman Hamrlik and Miroslav Satan) and a shuffling of positions based on your votes, emails and comments.

Now once we do the repositioning on the main section, we fee it is our duty to address and upload potential entries that will come up in coming years, and allow you to vote ahead of time, BEFORE it gets on to the list without receiving your input.

With that in mind, lets take a look at part 1 of 2 of our revised hockey futures shall we?

First off, the 2015 and 2016 Futures have been removed completely.  Those players who were in the sections previously but were not able to make the Top 100 (as they are all now eligible) are no longer featured on Notinhalloffame.com, that is unless we expand to 250, which we have discussed!

The 2017 Futures Section includes the following:

Daniel Alfredsson, a former superstar for the Ottawa Senators and Calder Trophy winner.  The Swedish born player retired with over 1,100 career Points and a 0.93 Points per Game Average. 

Ed Jovanovski, an excellent two-way defenceman and five time All Star.

Jean Sebastien Giguere, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner with the Anaheim Ducks.

Nikolai Khabibulin, a four time All Star and durable Goalie who was a part of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2004 Stanley Cup win.

Ray Whitney, a 1,000 Point scorer, a one time Second Team NHL All Star and a member of the Carolina Hurricanes’ first Stanley Cup Championship.

Ryan Smyth, a star player for the Edmonton Oilers who led the NHL in Power Play Goals in the 1996-97 season.

Teemu Selanne, the “Finnish Flash”, is a three time NHL goal scoring champion and four time post season NHL All Star.  Selanne is also a Bill Masterton Trophy winner and Stanley Cup Winner with the Anaheim Ducks. 

Tim Thomas, a Goalie who was a First Team All Star twice and Conn Smythe Trophy winner with the Boston Bruins in 2011.

Todd Bertuzzi, a controversial player who was at one time, a First Team All Star in 2003.

Tomas Kaberle, a four time All Star and classy blueliner who recorded over 500 Points in the NHL.

Gang, you know what we want you to do!

Take a look, cast your votes and offer us your opinions!

As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com look forward to your opinions and thank you for your support.







The Hockey List has been revised, Teemu Selanne now #1

Updating and expansion…

That is what we will be doing (sort of) with our hockey revisions.

As most of you know, the Hockey Hall of Fame recently inducted three players from our notinhalloffame.com hockey list, Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov and Rogie Vachon.  Lindros was ranked #1 by us last year and Makarov had been in varying spots in our top six since our website’s inception seven years ago.

When this occurs, it is always time for us to re-evaluate our list and we do that by looking at the following:



1. Analyzing your votes and opinions and adjusting our rankings accordingly.

2. Inputting the new hockey players who will now be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.



We added several new players and rather than present the new “100”, we have 107 for your consideration as we did not take out those who did not make that round number.  Rather, our intention is to expand it to 150.  Look for that this winter.

Until then, let’s present the new Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List.

Teemu Selanne is now eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame and the “Finnish Flash” takes over the top spot.  Selanne retired as a Point per Game player and famously scored 76 Goals in his rookie season.  He is also a four time post season All Star. 

Don Cherry has been on our list since the beginning either in the first, second or third spot.  The outspoken host of Coach’s Corner on Hockey Night in Canada has been ranked 2nd on our list the last two years.  He remains in that slot this year.

Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Theoren Fleury and Alexander Mogilny all moved up one spot to #3 though #6 respectively.  They are followed by Bernie Nicholls who moved up to spots to #7.

Daniel Alfredsson debuts at #8.  The “love him or hate him” Swedish forward should garner interesting votes and comments from all of you!

Jeremy Roenick (#9) and Dave Andreychuk (#10) round out the top ten.

There are two new additions to the top 60.  Five time All Star Defenceman, Ed Jovanovski, and Goalie, Nikolai Khabibulin debut at #46 and #51 respectively.

Ray Whitney, a member of the 1,000 Point club misses out on the top 60 making his first appearance at #61.  Former Stanley Cup Winning Goalie, Tim Thomas appears at #81.

We received emails and comments that we may have missed some players in previous lists.  Upon further review, we have agreed and three new former players who have been previously eligible but never ranked by us are now part of the list.

Those players are former 60 Goal scorer, Dennis Maruk (#70), 4 time All Star, Bill Guerin (#71) and 2 time All Star blueliner, Mathieu Schneider (#88).

You know what we want you to do!

Take a look at the new rankings and cast your vote and offer your opinions!

Thank you again from all of us at Notinhalloffame.com.











The Ottawa Senators will retire Daniel Alfredsson's number 11

As we are working on the All-Time 50 players for each major North American franchise, we have the intent to eventually look at how each of those teams honor the past players/executives who worked for them.  With that in mind, it is major news to us that the Ottawa Senators have announced that they will retire the number of their former longtime forward, Daniel Alfredsson. 

Alfredsson was the 6th Round Pick in the 1994 Draft and would join the Senators a year later where he would win the Calder Trophy as the Rookie of the Year.  The Swedish sniper played all but his final season with Ottawa and would score 1,108 Points.  He would be a six time All Star and was named a Second Team All Star in the 2005/06 campaign.

He is eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame this year and was ranked #8 for HHOF consideration by us.

Alfredsson’s #11 marks the 2nd number retired by the Senators.  When they rebooted over 20 years ago, they retired the #9 of original Senators player, Frank Finnegan, who was part of the push to return hockey to Ottawa.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Daniel Alfredsson for this latest accolade.

Our Hockey List has been revised, Martin Brodeur now #1

It was not that long ago that the Hockey Hall of Fame selected four former National Hockey League players to their institution, all of which were ranked in our top ten on our Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List. They are Teemu Selanne (#1), Paul Kariya (#3), Mark Recchi (#4) and Dave Andreychuk (#10). As such it is time for us to present our new list of those to consider for the Hockey Hall of Fame for 2018.

When putting together any new list we obviously remove the recently inducted but add on those who we consider worthy. We also look at the opinions that all of you have given and the votes you cast on each former player on the list.

Let’s get right to it shall we?

Debuting on our list at #1 is Goalie, Martin Brodeur. The long time New Jersey Devil did it all in the NHL, including winning the Calder, the Vezina four times and winning three Stanley Cups and an Olympic Gold Medal. He should be a first ballot lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Returning to #2 is Don Cherry, the acid tongued commentator who has been a fixture on Hockey Night in Canada for decades.

Martin St. Louis, the 2004 Hart & Art Ross Trophy winner makes his first appearance at #3. That same year he would lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first Stanley Cup win. He is also a three time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy.

Alexander Mogilny moved up to #4 from #6. The Russian had the most Goals in the 1992-93 season and is a six time All Star.

Former Calgary Flame, Theoren Fleury moved up two spots to his highest ever rank of #5. He was a seven time All Star.

Bernie Nicholls also achieved his highest rank with a move up to #6. He is a three time All Star.

Longtime Ottawa Senator, Daniel Alfredsson moves up to #7 and is in his second year of eligibility. The Swedish star was a six time All Star.

Nine time All Star Jeremy Roenick comes in at #8.

John LeClair makes his first appearance in the top ten holding #9 on the list. The Vermont born player is a two time First Team All Star.

Pierre Turgeon rounds out the top ten. The four time All Star makes his biggest jump from #14 to #10.

Brodeur and St. Louis are not the only ones to debut on the list this year. Former blueliner, Sergei Gonchar debuts at #27.

At present, the list goes up to 106 former players, with our intent

The entire revised list can be found here.

You know what we want you to do! Take a look at our revisions and give us your opinions!

The IIHF has announced their 2018 Class

The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced the eight member Class of 2018 which include four familiar faces to NHL fans.

Lets get right to the new members shall we.

Current Los Angeles Kings General Manager and 20 year NHL veteran Rob Blake will be inducted in Copenhagen. Blake who won a Stanley Cup in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche and is also a Norris Trophy winner is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Representing Canada, Blake in a Gold Medalist in the 2002 Olympics and also twice won a World Championship (1994 & 1997). Blake was also on the 1996 Silver Medal World Cup Team of 1996.

Three time Stanley Cup Champion and three time Norris Trophy winner, Chris Chelios will be joining Blake. On top of 26 seasons in the NHL, Chelios was a four time U.S. Olympian and three time captain of that squad. He would win an Olympic Silver Medal in 2002 at the Salt Lake Games and would win the World Cup of Hockey in 1996. He also played in the Canada Cup three times.

Six time NHL All Star Daniel Alfredsson will be Sweden’s lone representative to the IIHOF. The long time Ottawa Senator suited up for Sweden in the Olympics five times, one resulting in a Gold Medal (2006) and one a Silver Medal (2014). Alfredsson also had two Silvers and a Bronze in World Hockey Championship competition.

Three time Frank J. Selke Award winner, Jere Lehtinen will also be included. The former Stanley Cup Champion with the Dallas Stars represented Finland in the Olympics five times, capturing a Silver Medal in 2006 and three Bronze Medals (1994, 1998 & 2010). In the World Championships he captured a Gold Medal in the 1995 tournament and also won three Silver Medals.

The other four inductees are French National Team and former Executive (Philippe Lacarriere); former Referee Bob Nadin: Danish hockey player Jesper Damgaard and Latvian Kirvos Lipmans who enters via the Paul Loicq Award for outstanding service to hockey.

The Official ceremony will take place during the 2018 World Hockey Championship in Denmark, which is scheduled for May 4-20.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the latest members of the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.

We have updated our Hockey List: Alexander Mogilny now #1

As always we here at Notinhalloffame.com remain focused on our core lists of which those who are not in the Hockey Hall of Fame is one. We have now updated that list and have expanded it to 125, with an intention to grow it to 150 in the fall of the year.

Two names were removed from our list, Martin Brodeur (#1) and Martin St. Louis (#3) as both were chosen for the Hockey Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility and as such we again have a new number one on our list. Every year we have new entries of former players who are now eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame but for the first time none of the new entries crack our top ten.

Our entire Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List can be found here, but in the meantime here is our new Top Ten:

Alexander Mogilny goes to #1 for the first time and jumped from #4. In the 1992-93 season, “Alexander the Great” scored 76 Goals and he was a two time Second Team All Star as well a six time All Star. Mogilny would win an Olympic Gold Medal in 1988 with the Soviet Union and a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2000.

Don Cherry stays at #2. While the dynamic personality remains polarizing there is no doubt that he is an iconic figure in the game. The host of “Coach’s Corner” is a former Jack Adams Trophy winner himself.

Theoren Fleury moved up from #5 to #3. Fleury was a seven time All Star who led the Calgary Flames to the Stanley Cup in 1989. He is also an Olympic Gold Medalist with Team Canada in 2002.

Daniel Alfredsson went up three spots from #7 to #4. Alfredsson was a six time All Star who spent the majority of his career with the Ottawa Senators. He was an Olympic Gold Medalist for Team Sweden in 2006.

Bernie Nicholls only went up one rank to #5. Nicholls scored 150 Points for Los Angeles in the 1988-89 season and had over 1,200 overall. Nicholls was a three time All Star.

Jeremy Roenick climbed from #8 to #6. Roenick is the highest ranked American on our list and he is a nine time All Star. He is a member of the 1,200 Point Club.

Pierre Turgeon also had a significant jump as he went from #10 to #7. Turgeon has the most Points on this list with 1,327 and he is a four time All Star. He also won the Lady Byng Trophy in the 1992-93 season.

John LeClair rose from #9 to #8. LeClair does not have the accumulation that others in the top ten does but he had a five year run with the Philadelphia Flyers where he was named a post season All Star. He was also a two time Olympian for the United States.

Mike Richter remains the highest ranked netminder but hits the top ten for the first time with an increase in rank from #11 to #9. This marks the third American in a row on our list. Richter is a three time All Star, a Stanley Cup winner with the New York Rangers (1994) and a World Cup of Hockey Champion (1996) where he was the MVP.

Claude Provost also hit the top ten for the first time as he moved #13 to #10.   Provost is one of the most decorated players of all time as he is an eleven time All Star and nine time Stanley Cup Champion in a career spent entirely with the Montreal Canadiens.

While there are no new members in the top ten list, we do have two new entries to the top twenty-five.

Vincent LeCavalier debuts at #15. The four time All Star took Tampa Bay to their first and only Stanley Cup in 2004, which was the same year he helped Canada win the World Cup. Three years later he won the Maurice Richard Trophy.

Brad Richards makes his first appearance at #21. Like LeCavalier, Richards played on Tampa Bay’s Stanley Cup championship team and Team Canada’s World Cup win in 2004. Richard only went to one All Star Game but he was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner in ’04.

As we stated earlier, our list expanded to 125 and as such we have a lot of new entries who have been eligible before.

The new entries are:

Milan Hejduk #89. Hejduk helped the Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in 2001 and was a Second Team All Star and Maurice Richard Trophy winner in the 2002-03 Season. He also won the Olympic Gold Medal with the Czech Republic in 1998.

John Ross Roach #97. Roach was a First Team All Star in the 1932-33 season, nearly a decade after he backstopped the Toronto St. Pats to a Stanley Cup.

Steve Duchesne #98. Duchesne was a three time All Star Defenseman who scored 752 Points. He would win a Stanley Cup late in his career with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002.

Bill White #101. White went to six All Star Games in a career spend predominantly with the Chicago Blackhawks. White was also a Second Team All Star three years in a row from the 1971-72 season to 1973-74)

Teppo Numminen #103. Numminen was a three time NHL All Star who represented Finland multiple times including winning two Silver Medals in the Olympics.

Ziggy Palffy #104. Palffy was a three time All Star who finished in the top five in Goals twice. He represented Slovakia internationally on multiple occasions.

Jean Guy Talbot #105 . Talbot was a six time All Star and seven time Stanley Cup Champion with the Montreal Canadiens seven times. He was also a First Team All Star in the 1961-62 Season.

James Patrick #107. Patrick played 1,280 Games in the NHL and was a workhorse in the game.

Kimmo Timonen #108. Timonen was a three time NHL All Star and was a Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks (2015) and a four time Olympic Medalist with Finland.

Al Rollins #111. Rollins is one of the few players to have won the Hart Trophy (1954) and to not be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He also won the Vezina Trophy in 1951, the same season he helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.

Pat Stapleton #114. Stapleton was a three time Second Team All Star and three time All Star who would later be the Defenceman of the Year in the WHA.

Pit Martin #116. Martin was a four time All Star during his stint with the Chicago Blackhawks and would later win the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1970.

Adam Foote #117. Foote was a two time Stanley Cup Champion with the Colorado Avalanche and he would help Canada win an Olympic Gold Medal in 2002 and a World Cup Gold Medal in 2004.

Mike Ramsey #118. Ramsey was a member of the Miracle on Ice team in 1980 and was a four time All Star in the NHL.

Glenn Resch #120. Resch was a three time All Star who would also be named a Second Team All Star twice. He was a part of the New York Islanders first Stanley Cup win in 1980.

Vic Hadfield #121. Hadfield was a famous New York Ranger who went to two All Star Games and he was also a one time Second Team All Star.

Bob Baun #123. Baun starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs where he would help the buds win four Stanley Cups.

Evgeni Nabokov #124. Nabokov won the Calder Trophy in 2001 and was named a First Team All Star in 2008. He was also a two time All Star.

Brad McCrimmon #125. McCrimmon was a Second Team All Star in 1988 in the same year he helped the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup.

Please note that we only rank former male players and at this time (with the exception of Don Cherry) we do not rank coaches, builders or former female players. We might create separate lists for that in the future.

Look for this list to expand to 150 in a few months.

As always we here at Notinhalloffame.com encourage all of you to take a look at our updates and give us your opinions and cast your votes.

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5. Daniel Alfredsson

Arguably the best player ever in the second incarnation of the Ottawa Senators, Daniel Alfredsson’s feistiness and skill made you love him if you were a fan of the Sens and despise him if you rooted against Ottawa (AKA, the Toronto Maple Leafs).  The Swedish born star won the Calder trophy and became a consistent scorer in the NHL. Alfredsson may have been to six All Star games, but with a lone post season All Star Team nod (2nd team 2006), Alfredsson may be considered one of the best of the second tier of elite players of his era.  If that is the correct perception, he is on the wrong side of the HOF fence.
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