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4. Peter Stastny

Peter Stastny (and his brother, Anton) sent shockwaves in the world of hockey when he defected from Czechoslovakia to play professional hockey with the Quebec Nordiques in 1980.  Stastny had just been named the Czechoslovakian Player of the Year, so it was certainly expected that he would be spectacular, and he would not disappoint.  He would score 109 Points as an NHL rookie and won the Calder.  This year would usher a six-year streak where Stastny would exceed the 100 Point mark, peaking with 139 in 1981-82.  That year he finished fourth in Hart Trophy voting and would later have two seventh place finishes.  Stastny was a bona fide scoring machine and is the answer to the question who has the second most Points behind Wayne Gretzky in the 1980s.

1996-98 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 1996-98.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:

The 1996 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Al Arbour, the Head Coach of the New York Islanders dynasty.

Bobby Bauer, a three time Lady Byng winner and two time Stanley Cup winner with the Boston Bruins. 

Borje Salming, a star Defenceman from Sweden who was known for his play with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The 1997 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Bryan Trottier, a gifted playmaker and seven time Stanley Cup Champion. 

Glen Sather, the Head Coach and pseudo-architect of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty.

Mario Lemieux, the two time Stanley Cup Winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins, three time Hart Trophy winner and six time Art Ross Trophy Winner.

The 1998 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Michel Goulet, a former star for the Quebec Nordiques, a three time First Team All Star and a two time Second Team All Star.

Monsignor Athol Murray, who helped developed amateur hockey in Saskatchewan.

Peter Stastny, the Czechoslovakian born forward who became a six time All Star with the Quebec Nordiques.

Roy Conacher, a two time Stanley Cup Champion with the Boston Bruins and a former Art Ross Trophy winner.

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.

Peter Stastny

When the Stastny brothers defected from Czechoslovakia to play in the National Hockey League it became one of the most important moments in the sport.  He (along with his brothers, Anton and Marian) would take over the city of Quebec City and light up the stat sheet.  Peter Stastny would hit the 100 point mark seven times and become one of the top stars in the league. 
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