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5. Patrick Roy

On December 5, 1995, Patrick Roy had an awful night between the pipes, allowing nine goals on 26 shots.  Great Goalies have bad games, but usually, when this transpires, they get the hook early.  Montreal's Head Coach, Mario Tremblay left the two-time Stanley Cup champion in there, and Roy believed (probably correctly) that he was left there to be embarrassed as the player and coach did not get along.  Roy stated that this would be his last game in Montreal, and he demanded a trade.  Four days later, he got exactly that.

2005-2007 Hockey Hall of Fame 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 2005-2007.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:


The 2005 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Cam Neely, the gritty former Boston Bruin and four time Second Team All Star.

Murray Costello, who had a twenty year stint as the President of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.

Valari Kharmalov, a Soviet star from the 1970’s.


The 2006 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Dick Duff, a six time Stanley Cup Champion

Harley Hotchkiss, who brought the NHL to Calgary and had a long tenure as the Chairman on the NHL Board of Governors.

Herb Brooks, the Head Coach for Team U.S.A.’s “Miracle on Ice” team in 1980.

Patrick Roy, a three time Vezina Trophy winner, three time Conn Smythe Trophy winner and four time Stanley Cup Champion.



The 2007 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Al MacInnis, a four time First Team NHL All Star and the Conn Smythe Trophy Winner for the Calgary Flames during their lone Stanley Cup Championship.

Jim Gregory, who was the Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee when he was selected.

Mark Messier, a two tome Hart Trophy winner, a four time First Team All Star and a six time Stanley Cup Champion.

Ron Francis, a longtime stat accumulator with two Stanley Cup Rings with the Pittsburgh Penguins and a former Frank J. Selke Award winner.

Scott Stevens, a three time Stanley Cup Champion with the New Jersey Devils and two time First Team All NHL member.


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!



2008-2010 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 2008-2010.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:


The 2008 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Ed Chynowyth, who was a major force in creating the Canadian Hockey League.

Glenn Anderson, a six time Stanley Cup winner and four time NHL All Star. 

Igor Larionov, a very successful player from the Soviet Union in the 1980’s and a dominant forward.


The 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Brett Hull, the former Hart Trophy Winner and three time First Team All Star.

Brian Leetch, a two time Norris Trophy Winner and the Conn Smythe Winner from the New York Rangers’ ’94 Stanley Cup Champions.

Patrick Roy, a three time Vezina Trophy winner, three time Conn Smythe Trophy winner and four time Stanley Cup Champion.

Lou Lamiorello, a three time Stanley Cup executive with the New Jersey Devils.

Luc Robitaille, an eight time post season NHL All Star and former Calder Trophy winner.

Steve Yzerman, a long time Detroit Red Wing who won the Stanley Cup in 2002 and was an eight time Post Season NHL All Star.


The 2010 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Angela James, considered to be the first great female hockey player.

Cammi Granato, the first true female American female star hockey player.

Daryl Seaman, who helped bring the NHL to Calgary.

Dino Cicarelli, a four time All Star who was known mostly for his time with the Minnesota North Stars.

Jim Devellano, who would win seven Stanley Cups as a scout for the New York Islanders and General Manager for the Detroit Red Wings.


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 Colorado Avalanche 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 Colorado Avalanche. 

Debuting as the Quebec Nordiques in 1972 in the World Hockey Association, they would become one of the most successful teams in the league.  The Nordiques won the Avco Cup in 1977, and they would be one of four franchises that would be absorbed into the NHL in 1979.  Despite having some good players in Michel Goulet and Peter Stastny, they struggled in the league.  After drafting Eric Lindros who refused to play for them, they traded his rights to the Philadelphia Flyers, and the haul they got that included Peter Forsberg would give them hope. 

Sadly, it was a small market, and they were no longer able to remain financially viable. The team would relocate to Denver in 1995, and would become the Colorado Avalanche.  In their inaugural year, they would trade for Goaltender, Patrick Roy, and with Forsberg and Joe Sakic, they would win their first Stanley Cup in their inaugural year in the Mountain Time Zone.  They would win a second Cup in 2001. 

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. Joe Sakic

2. Peter Forsberg

3. Michel Goulet

4. Peter Stastny

5. Patrick Roy

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

Look for or All-Time Top 50 Pittsburgh Penguins coming next!

As always we thank you for your support.

Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy was one of the greatest goaltenders that ever lived. Like Ken Dryden did fifteen years before, Roy came out of nowhere to become the starting netminder for the Montreal Canadians and took them to a Stanley Cup in 1986. The difference though, is that the 1986 team had no real business winning that trophy, and had it not been for the emergence of “Saint Patrick” it would not have happened. The same could have been said for the Montreal team that won in 1993; as again Roy backstopped a squad that probably would not have come close without him. Roy was beloved in Montreal and was certifiably amongst the best goalies in the NHL, but even legends have an off night.
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