1992 Hockey Inductees http://www.notinhalloffame.com Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:51:00 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bob Gainey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3947-bob-gainey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3947-bob-gainey Bob Gainey
Bob Gainey many not have appeared on any end of year top ten offensive statistical lists, but that was not was Bob Gainey was asked to do. He spent his entire career with the Montreal Canadians and though he had “only” 501 career points, it was the thousand plus that he prevented that made him special. Bob Gainey won the Frank J. Selke Award which is given to the NHL’s top defensive forward four years in a row. His amazing checking skills may not have always appeared in box scores, but fans and players alike knew the value of Gainey and it was not an accident that he was a multi-time All Star game participant.   Gainey was also part of five Stanley Cup wins with the Habs, and in 1979 he won the Conn Smythe as the MVP of the playoffs.   He may not have had what a casual fan would see a Hall of Fame career (especially if they only look at offensive statistics), but he certainly belongs.
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Bob Johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3948-bob-johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3948-bob-johnson Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson was a very successful coach at the University of Wisconsin, leading the Badgers to three NCAA championships, and internationally would be named the coach of three U.S. Canada Cup teams and the 1976 Olympic squad. His skills transferred well into the NHL, where he would take the Calgary Flames to the Stanley Cup Finals (where they lost to Montreal), and would be the man who coached the Mario Lemieux led Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup in 1991. Johnson would be the first American born coach to host the Cup in over fifty years.
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Frank Mathers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3949-frank-mathers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3949-frank-mathers Frank Mathers
With only a 23 game NHL career as a player with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Frank Mathers may not have had a stellar career in the National Hockey League, but was a “Crash Davis” type of player in the AHL. Mathers was a five time All Star there and retired as the all-time leading AHL scorer for Defencemen. In total, Mathers won a total of eight Calder Cups in the AHL; two as a player (Pittsburgh), two as a player/coach (Hershey), one as a coach (Hershey) and three as a general manager (again with Hershey).
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Keith Allen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3950-keith-allen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3950-keith-allen Keith Allen
Granted, Keith Allen won a Stanley Cup Ring as a player with the Detroit Red Wings in 1954, but that was more for being at the right place at the right time, as the Defenceman only played 28 career games in the NHL and never got a goal. However, as often the case with career minor leaguers, they make outstanding coaches. Allen would become a successful coach in the Western Hockey League, and when the NHL expanded in 1967, he moved to Philadelphia to coach the Flyers. After Bud Polie stepped down as the General Manager, Allen stepped in and maintained the course that the Flyers were on. As such, Philadelphia became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup (which they did in consecutive years) and Keith Allen would see his name etched on the Cup again. He would enter the Hall of Fame in the Builders category, primarily for his work with the “Broad Street Bullies”. It is funny how the NHL brass seemed to hate that team when they played, but so many of them (even those who put the squad together) got into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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Lanny McDonald http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3951-lanny-mcdonald http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3951-lanny-mcdonald Lanny McDonald
Possibly best known for his walrus like moustache more than anything he ever did on the ice, Lanny McDonald ended his professional career in about as perfect fashion as possible, by lifting up the Stanley Cup for the first time in his final game as a member of the Calgary Flames. Everywhere McDonald went, he proved to be productive player on the ice, and popular man with the fans. He is a 1,000 career point producer and twice was a Second Team All Star. As evidence of his perseverance, McDonald won the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1983 and the respected King Clancy Award in 1988.   Lanny may not have been the best player in the game, but he was a player that everybody wanted to have on their team.
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Marcel Dionne http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3952-marcel-dionne http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3952-marcel-dionne Marcel Dionne
Marcel Dionne may very well be the greatest NHL player to never have won a Stanley Cup. Actually, he never really came close, as he was never really on great teams. Because of this, Dionne may not have achieved the level of popularity he should have, but his peers knew what skill that the offensively gifted Centre had as he won the Ted Lindsay Award twice; the award given to the MVP as voted by his peers. Dionne also won the Lady Byng twice and was a post season All Star four times. Eight times he would top the 100 point mark, and won the Art Ross in 1980. As good as he was, we can only imagine how much greater his legacy would be had he ever came close to a Cup.
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Woody Dumart http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3953-woody-dumart http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1990s-inductees/1992-hockey-inductees/3953-woody-dumart Woody Dumart
We can’t say that we love any Hall of Fame inductee with the nickname of “Porky”, but the induction of Woody Dumart in the Veteran Players category is one that we really don’t have an issue with.   Dumart was a solid two way player who played his entire career with the Boston Bruins. Three times he was a Second Team All Star and twice a Stanley Cup winner. Dumart served in the Canadian military during World War II and lost three prime years of his career and probably could have dominated in that era had he remained in the NHL. Overall, Woody Dumart was a popular star in Boston and we don’t have any issue with this Veterans category induction.
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