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12. Ron Hextall

Ron Hextall made history in many ways.  First off he was the first grandson of a former NHLer to lace up in the league.  He was the first Goalie to score a Goal and not because he was credited with one but because his shot went into the net.  He was the first Goalie to accrue 100 Penalty Minutes in a season.  All of that is impressive enough but we haven’t even discussed that rookie season.

Our Top 50 All-Time Philadelphia Flyers are now up

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Philadelphia Flyers who have won their conference eight times and would win the Stanley Cup twice. Those wins took place in the second in 1974 and 1975, making them the first expansion team to win it all.

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 2018-19 Season.

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

  1. Bobby Clarke
  1. Bernie Parent
  1. Bill Barber
  1. Eric Lindros
  1. Mark Howe

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for the Top 50 Atlanta Braves next.

As always we thank you for your support.

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48. Ron Hextall

It is funny how Ron Hextall may be known more for the one goal (though he did do it again in a playoff game) he scored as opposed to the many he prevented. Hextall was a fearless player who had no qualms leaving the net showcasing his skating acumen. In addition to being one of the game’s most mobile netminders, he was also among the most aggressive. Opposing players were wary of Hextall’s stick as he was known to slash at anyone who dared cross his path.

Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Two: The Conn Smythe Trophy

We here at thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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