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5. Grant Fuhr

The offensive firepower of the Edmonton Oilers of the 1980s had never been seen before or since.  When you open up the ice as they did, it leaves you susceptible to the defensive side, and you require someone special in-between the pipes.  That is precisely what Grant Fuhr provided.

2002-2004 Hockey HOF Inductees are 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 2002-2004.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:



The 2002 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Bernie Federko, a longtime St. Louis Blue and two time All Star.

Clark Gillies, a four time Stanley Cup winner with the New York Islanders.

Rod Langway, a two time Norris Trophy Winner and Stanley Cup winner with the Montreal Canadians.

Roger Neilson, one of the most beloved coaches in NHL history.

The 2003 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Brian Kilrea, a two time Memorial Cup Champion and five time OHL Coach of the Year.

Grant Fuhr, a four time Stanley Cup Champion with the Edmonton Oilers and a one time Vezina Trophy winner.

Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Red Wings who would over Stanley Cup rings for the Original Six franchise.

Pat Lafontaine, a one time Second Team All Star and five time All Star Game participant.

The 2004 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Cliff Fletcher, a highly regarded executive who brought the Calgary Flames a Stanley Cup in 1989.

Larry Murphy, a four time Stanley Cup Champion and three time Second Team NHL Defencman All Star.

Paul Coffey, an offensive minded Defenceman who won four Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies.

Ray Bourque, a five time Norris Trophy Winner and thirteen time First Team All Star. 

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!



Our All-Time Top 50 Edmonton Oilers 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 Edmonton Oilers. 

Debuting as the Alberta Oilers in 1972 in the World Hockey Association, they would exchange the Alberta for Edmonton after one year.  The Oilers were an original WHA team, who would be one of four franchises that would be absorbed into the NHL in 1979.  When they joined the NHL, they had a young Wayne Gretzky in tow, and after drafting players like Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier and Grant Fuhr, a dynasty occurred that would win four Stanley Cups in the 1980s and one in 1990.  Since that time, they made the Finals once in 2006.  

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

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL.

3. Playoff accomplishments.

4. 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 here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. Wayne Gretzky

2. Mark Messier

3. Jari Kurri

4. PaulCoffey

5. GrantFuhr

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  

Look for or All-Time Top 50 Colorado Avalanche coming next!

As always we thank you for your support.

Grant Fuhr

Although Grant Fuhr was rarely in the hunt for the Goals Against Average title in the NHL, there was little doubt among Hockey pundits that he was amongst the best in the league. In the 1980’s, Fuhr was the Goaltender for the high powered Edmonton Oilers, who employed a devastating offensive attack. Defence was secondary for Edmonton, and Fuhr did always enjoy the same type of defensive effort in front of him that other netminders received, so it can be argued that his task was more difficult in a way. Of course, wouldn’t every 1980’s NHL goalie trade their position with Fuhr?
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