1973 Hockey Inductees http://www.notinhalloffame.com Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:46:30 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Chuck Rayner http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1973-hockey-inductees/2595-chuck-rayner http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1973-hockey-inductees/2595-chuck-rayner Chuck Rayner
Depending on whom you ask, the induction of Chuck Rayner to the Hockey Hall of Fame may be a bit of a curious one. Overall, Rayner’s career was not an extensive one (Interrupted by his service in World War II), but upon his return to the NHL, he did win the Hart Trophy and was a Second Team All Star three times. His other claim to fame, was that he one of the first “wandering” Goalies, as he would leave his net on a somewhat regular basis, in attempts to move the puck. Still, Hart Trophy and all, it is a little difficult to make a Hall of Fame case for an Original Six Goalie who never won a Stanley Cup.
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Doug Harvey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1973-hockey-inductees/2596-doug-harvey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1973-hockey-inductees/2596-doug-harvey Doug Harvey
The unquestioned top Defenceman in his era (so why didn’t he get fast tracked to the Hall of Fame like others around this time? We’ll get to that in a bit) Doug Harvey won seven Norris Trophies to testify to that fact. His brilliant offensive rushes were equally matched by his defensive prowess and desire to stop offensive attackers at any cost. Harvey was the top defender in the Montreal Canadians dynasty of the 50’s, and it is likely that they would not have won five consecutive Stanley Cups without him.
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Hartland Molson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1973-hockey-inductees/2597-hartland-molson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1973-hockey-inductees/2597-hartland-molson Hartland Molson
Hartland Molson (Yes, Canadians, he is from THAT Molson family) would become the President and Chairman of the Montreal Canadians and under his watch, the Habs became the most valuable commodity in the sport of Hockey. Molson also worked on behalf of the NHL Finance funds and was a big part in owner/player relations. Maybe, Gary Bettman could have used him the last twenty years.
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Tommy Smith http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1973-hockey-inductees/2598-tommy-smith http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1973-hockey-inductees/2598-tommy-smith Tommy Smith
On the Stanley Cup for helping out the Ottawa Silver Seven for a few games in 1905, Tommy Smith turned professional the following year with the Pittsburgh Professionals in the IHL and led the league in scoring. Smith actually never stayed anywhere long, but regardless of what team and what league he played in, was usually put in goals by the truckload. Tommy Smith would win his second Cup (though this time in more of an active fashion) with the Quebec Bulldogs in 1913. Smith’s delay to the Hall of Fame may have been due to his playing in what was considered inferior leagues, but realistically he has a better resume than some players in the same era that got in earlier. 
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