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Ace Bailey played his entire professional career with the Toronto Maple Leafs and in 1929 won the NHL scoring championship (as well as leading the league in goals). Bailey was very popular in Toronto and for a three year period was a top star for the Blue and White. His production declined sharply, but he was still effective in Toronto’s Stanley Cup win in 1932. Unfortunately, Bailey is best known for a near death injury on the ice when he was decked by Eddie Shore who was retaliating from a hit by Bailey’s teammate. The injury was a skull fracture that ended his career and almost ended his life. Bailey did recover and would work in various capacities for the Maple Leafs for decades after.                                  The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada Elected In: 1975 Position: Right Wing Played for: Toronto Maple Leafs Major Accolades and Awards: Most Goals (1) (1929) Most Points (1) (1929) Stanley Cup Rings (1) (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1932) Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 100% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 0%
Born in Canada, Al Leader moved to the United States and eventually worked his way to Seattle, Washington and became an on ice official and administrator for the Seattle City Hockey League. He would also Coach and General Manage teams within the league and by 1940, he would form the Defense Hockey League which comprised of five teams in Seattle and Portland, and later he would become the Secretary of the Pacific Hockey League. By the early 50’s, the league became a professional one and was rechristened the Western Hockey League in which Leader became the President. It was under his tenure, that NHL officials were concerned that the league could become a threat and this helped convince the National Hockey League to expand from six to twelve teams in 1967. The Western Hockey League would eventually fold, but for his dedication to the sport, Leader was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. We are sure if he were still alive, he would have somehow found a way to facilitate an NHL team to the American Pacific Northwest.           Elected In:1969 Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 100%
Nicknamed the “Ottawa Fireman” (Again, where are these cool nicknames today?) Alec Connell was a star Goaltender whose legacy might be higher had any of the teams he played on remained in the NHL with their original names (we are not counting the Senators who was resurrected scores later with the same name). Connell would backstop two squads (Ottawa in 1927, and the Montreal Maroons in 1935) to the Stanley Cup and remains the goalie with the lowest career Goals Against Average in NHL history. That alone makes him a legit Hall of Fame inductee.           The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Elected In: 1958 Position: Goalie Played for: Ottawa Senators Detroit Falcons New York Americans Montreal Maroons Major Accolades and Awards: Most Wins (2) (1926 & 1927) Lowest Goals Against Average (1) (1926) Lowest Career Goals Against Average: 1.91 Most Shutouts (4) (1925, 1926, 1928 & 1935) Stanley Cup Rings (2) (Ottawa Senators 1927 & Montreal Maroons 1935) Should Alec Connell be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 0%
You would think that it would be impressive enough that Alex Delvecchio played a little over twenty two seasons in the NHL for just one team; that being the Detroit Red Wings: but it was far more than that accomplishment that made him enter the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Delevecchio’s lengthy tenure in Motown was made more impressive by the fact that he rarely missed a game and his production was robotically consistent. His career tally of 1,281 points was second all-time at the time of his retirement. Delvecchio was also considered a great leader, a skillful player and a man who had complete devotion to his sport and teammates. He is also a three time Stanley Cup winner, a three time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy and a thirteen time All Star Game participant. In 1991, his number was rightfully retired by the Red Wings, and he remains a beloved figure in hockey lore in Detroit.                                The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Fort William, Ontario, Canada Elected In: 1977 Position: Centre Played for: Detroit Red Wings Major Accolades and Awards: Lady Byng Trophy (3) (1959, 1966 & 1969) Second Team All Star (2) (1953 & 1959) All Star Games (13) (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 & 1967) Stanley Cup Rings (3) (Detroit Red Wings 1952, 1954 & 1955) Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 100% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 0%
As the eldest of the Smith family of Hockey players from Ottawa, Alf Smith had a bit of a rough road to the Hall of Fame. Smith started his career in the 1890’s but was declared ineligible for amateur contests and did not play in what was likely his prime. He would however reclaim his eligibility and had his most famed years as the Player/Coach of the Ottawa Silver Seven where he averaged two goals a game and led his team to three consecutive Stanley Cups.           The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Elected In: 1962 Position: Right Wing Played for: Ottawa Hockey Club Pittsburgh PAC Ottawa Silver Seven Ottawa Senators Kenora Thistles Pittsburgh Duquesne Pittsburgh Bankers Major Accolades and Awards: Stanley Cup Rings (3) (Ottawa Silver Seven 1904, 1905 & 1906) Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 100%
He wasn’t the fastest skater on the ice (a nickname of “Snowshoes” due to his plodding skating style attests to that) but Allan Stanley filled the role of a stay at home Defenceman very well, and was a three time Post Season All Star selection because of it. Although he had played in an All Star game while playing for the New York Rangers, it wasn’t until he joined the Boston Bruins that the NHL really took notice of his defensive skills. Later, he became a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1958 and he was part of four Stanley Cups. He wasn’t a flashy player, but he was one that made teams better; though casual fans rarely noticed.                                The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Timmins, Ontario, Canada Elected In: 1981 Position: Defence Played for: New York Rangers Chicago Blackhawks Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs Philadelphia Flyers Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Star (6) (1960, 1961 & 1966) All Star Games (7) (1955, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1967 & 1968) Stanley Cup Rings (4) (Toronto Maple Leafs 1962, 1963, 1964 & 1967) Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 100% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 0%
Considered one of the game’s early promoters, Ambrose O’Brien was actually a decent player himself. With his playing days over, O’Brien did his best to get his beloved town of Renfrew into the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association. When that failed, he essentially started up a rival National Hockey Association which had an immediate impact. Perhaps more importantly, he founded the Montreal Canadians which would become the most vital professional team in history. To many people (including us) that alone makes him a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee.           Elected In: 1962 Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 100%
You may not know this name, but this is actually one of our favorite inductions as it shows that the Hockey Hall of Fame was serious about inducting people to show that it really is an institution that recognizes International achievements.  Anatoli Tarasovwas called the “Father of Russian Hockey” and for good reason. He was the man assigned by CSKA Moscow to help create an International Hockey team and for nearly thirty years, he was either the coach, the co-coach or somehow associated with the program. Under his guidance, the Soviet Union became an International power based on his teaching. The core of his curriculum was the fundamentals of passing the puck, constantly looking for scoring opportunities. He put a greater emphasis on the team dynamic than individual skill. This system developed not only great Soviet hockey players, but an International juggernaut that dominated competitions. Again, can we say that we love this induction? Elected In: 1974 Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 100%
The winner of the 1959 Hart Trophy winner was one of the most complete forwards of his era, though had the misfortune of playing of having his peak while playing with below average New York Rangers squads. Bathgate was constantly in the top ten in scoring and did tie for the lead in 1962, losing out on the Art Ross to Bobby Hull who had more goals. However, Bathgate did win the assists title twice in the NHL. A spectacular stickhandler wick a devastatingly accurate slap shot, Bathgate could implore a physical game when needed, though was an outspoken advocate against violence for violence’s sake in the sport. A trade to Toronto would net his first (and only) Stanley Cup, and though his knees started to decline shortly thereafter, he still played professional hockey for nearly another decade at a very respectable level; though he was unable to play full seasons. In this stage, he had no problem being a role player, which was not typical of former NHL superstars. Basically Andy Bathgate was ALWAYS team first. There just aren’t many players who you could say were as equally talented and classy as Andy Bathgate.                                The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Elected In: 1978 Position: Right Wing Played for: New York Rangers Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings Pittsburgh Penguins Vancouver Blazers (WHA) Major Accolades and Awards: Hart Trophy (1) (1959) First Team All Star (2) (1959 & 1962) Second Team All Star (2) (1958 & 1963) All Star Games (8) (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 & 1964) Most Assists (2) (1962 & 1964) Most Points (1) (1962) Stanley Cup Rings (1) (Toronto Maple Leafs 1964) Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 100% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 0%
Angus Daniel Campbell was the founder of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association which helped to grow the sport in the region. He would branch it with the Ontario Hockey Association and he would serve as an executive with both organizations. Many future hockey players from the Northern Ontario region owe a debt to Campbell.           Elected In: 1963 Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 100%
Incredibly durable and freakishly strong, Art Coulter was a physical presence on two Stanley Cup Championship teams. Coulter was adept at both ends of the ice, could mix it up when needed (he led the NHL in Penalty Minutes in one season) and on four occasions was a Second Team All Star. Coulter was the captain when the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1940.                                The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Elected In: 1974 Position: Defence Played for: Chicago Blackhawks New York Rangers Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Star (4) (1935, 1938, 1939 & 1940)Stanley Cup Rings (2) (Chicago Blackhawks, 1934) & (New York Rangers, 1940) Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 100%
It is very possible that Art Ross may have done enough to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame just for his on ice endeavors, or even enough on his off ice ones. Seriously, he was that important to the game. A two time Stanley Cup Winner, and one of the more punishing defenseman ever, he excelled at the counter attack and rushed the puck out of his end as opposed to simply passing it away (which was the expected standard at the time). His contributions to hockey would long continue after he hung up the skates as not only did he become a Stanley Cup winning Coach (with Boston) but also worked to improve the actual puck (synthetic over actual rubber which is still used today) and improvement of the goaltender’s net which was a rounded back as opposed to a complete square. As a tribute to Ross, the NHL instituted the Art Ross Trophy which is given to the NHL player with the most points annually.           The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Naughton, Ontario, Canada Elected In: 1949 Position: Defense Played for: Montreal Wanderers Kenora Thistles Haileybury Comets Ottawa Senators Major Accolades and Awards: Stanley Cup Rings (3) (Kenora Thistles, 1907 & Montreal Wanderers, 1908) (Coach) (Boston Bruins, 1939) Should Art Ross be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) Yes I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... Yes I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 0%
A somewhat dubious induction in our eyes to the Hockey Hall of Fame little seems to be known about Arthur Farrell (even on the Hockey HOF’s own website). Farrell was however a two time Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Shamrocks and scored a good amount of goals in those series. Farrell did however go on to write three “How-to” books on how to play Hockey which were held in high regard; perhaps that was the main reason he got inducted.           The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Elected In: 1965 Position: Centre Played for: New York Americans Boston Bruins Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadians Major Accolades and Awards: Lady Byng Trophy (1) (1937) First Team All Star (1) (1937) Stanley Cup Rings (2) (Detroit Red Wings, 1936 & 1937) Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 100%
Arthur Wirtz’ entry to the Hockey Hall of Fame was based on the financial support he gave the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, and he did legitimately make both franchises more viable. He formed a business partnership with James E. Norris to buy the Detroit Falcons (later renamed the Red Wings) and after helping to bring that team to prominence, he parted amicably with the estate of Norris (who passed away) and bought the Chicago Blackhawks. The team returned to the top of the heap when they won the Stanley Cup in 1961; there first in 23 years.           Elected In: 1971 Should they be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 100%
The 1934 Hart Trophy Winner, Aurele Joliat was a star for the Montreal Canadians for many years and was a popular star. The diminutive Joliat (he only stood five feet seven) was nicknamed the “Little Giant” and was a major part of four Stanley Cup runs by the legendary Montreal Canadians. The career Montreal Canadians Left Winger was rightfully inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947.           The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Elected In: 1947 Position: Left Wing Played for: Montreal Canadians Major Accolades and Awards:Hart Trophy (1) (1934)First Team All Star (1) (1931)Second Team All Star (3) (1932, 1934 & 1935)Stanley Cup Rings (4) (Montreal Canadians, 1924, 1935, 1930 & 1931) Should Aurele Joliat be in the Hall of Fame? (You must be registered and logged in to vote!) Yes I totally agree with this induction. I am fine with this induction. I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. No opinion. Kick him out! Processing.... Yes I totally agree with this induction. - 0% I am fine with this induction. - 0% I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0% No opinion. - 0% Kick him out! - 0%

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