The Hockey Futures Mon, 20 Jan 2020 02:10:50 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Andrei Markov Andrei Markov
Playing only for the Montreal Canadians during his NHL career, Andrei Markov has proven to be a dependable defenseman showcasing ample skill on both sides of the ice. Markov was selected to play in the NHL All Star Game twice in his career.
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Chris Kunitz Chris Kunitz
A three time Stanley Cup Champion and one time Olympic Champion, Chris Kunitz has quietly put together an outstanding career.  Kunitz, a spectacular forechceker, always seems to be attached to winners, and with a career that is not over yet, who knows what he has in store!
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Jaromir Jagr Jaromir Jagr
Easily the most talented player in the history of Europe, Jaromir Jagr continues to add to his list of his accomplishments. Once he is eligible for the Hall of Fame, there should be NO reason to keep him out in his first year of eligibility. He won the Hart Trophy, The Art Ross five times, the Stanley Cup twice, the Olympic Gold and the Ted Lindsay Award three times; and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Jagr’s career totals are also very high (2nd in points as of this writing) and had he not spent four years in the Russian leagues, his tallies would be higher. If there is a reason to keep him out of Toronto, we can’t think of one.
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Joe Thornton Joe Thornton
A one time winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player, Joe Thornton as of this writing is already considered on the inside track to the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition to the three Harts, Thornton is a one time scoring champion, a three time assists champion a one time First Team All Star and was a Second Team All Star three times.
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Kevin Bieksa Kevin Bieksa
A rough and tumble two way Defenseman, Kevin Bieksa would become known for his aggressive style and his counter attacking skills.  Bieksa was never considered an elite player, but was a “glue” guy whom locker rooms across the National Hockey League would crave.
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Matt Cullen Matt Cullen
Still in the National Hockey League at the age of 40, Matt Cullen is known for producing an all around game and for a consistent level of play.  The Center has over 650 Points but more importantly has two Stanley Cup Rings ten years apart, one with the Carolina Hurricanes and the second with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Niklas Backstrom Niklas Backstrom
Arriving to the NHL relatively late (age 28), Niklas Backstrom would emerge as one of the better Goalies in the league as a member of the Minnesota Wild. Backstrom would win the William M. Jennings Award in his rookie year (with Manny Fernandez) and lead the NHL in Goals Against Average. The Finnish Goaltender finished with a very good National Hockey League career, but without really being considered in the upper echelon his path to Toronto will be difficult.
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Niklas Kronwall Niklas Kronwall
A member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold, World Championship and Stanley Cup), Swedish Defenseman, Niklas Kronwall was a late first round pick for the Detroit Red Wings, and he has been providing solid blue line work for Hockeytown ever since.  Kronwall was a member of Detroit’s 2008 Stanley Cup win and Sweden’s 2006 Olympic Gold Medal.
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Patrick Marleau Patrick Marleau
A long time San Jose Shark, Patrick Marleau has been very productive over his career and has gone to three All Star Games. Nearing (as of this writing) the 1,000 point total, Marleau is regarded as a very efficient player, but the question that will be asked once he is Hall of Fame eligible is was he ever considered an elite player?   Many would say that Marleau is in the “Hall of Very Good” and without a major trophy he might struggle to get in unless he stat accumulation is impossible to ignore.
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Patrick Sharp Patrick Sharp
A good NHL scorer, Patrick Sharp has had four 60 Point and four 30 Goal seasons.  Sharp’s best time in the league was easily his nine and half years with Chicago where he helped the team win three Stanley Cups, the second of which (2013) saw him lead all playoff skaters in Goals.
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Pavel Datsyuk Pavel Datsyuk
A member of the Detroit Red Wings for years, Pavel Datsyuk has thus far spent his career in the National Hockey League as a productive scorer and discipline player who as a four time Lady Byng Trophy and three time Frank J. Selke Trophy Award winner brings to the table a very unique Hockey Hall of Fame resume.
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Roberto Luongo Roberto Luongo
The name Roberto Luongo either made fans cheer or cringe, but although he has not yet won a Stanley Cup, he was a member of Team Canada’s Gold Medal win in 2010 and 2014 and on the 2004 World Cup winning team. Luongo led the NHL in Saves twice and also was a Second Team All Star twice. His Hall of Fame chances lie on how his final NHL seasons play out. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Eligible In: TBD Position: Goalie Played for: New York Islanders Florida Panthers Vancouver Canucks Team Canada (Olympics 2006, 2010 & 2014; World Cup 2004; World Hockey Championship 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2005) Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Star (2) (2004 & 2007) William M. Jennings Trophy (1) (2011) NHL All Star (3) (2004, 2007 & 2009) Olympic Gold Medal (2) (Canada, 2010 & 2014) World Cup Gold Medal (1) (Canada, 2004)World Hockey Championship Gold Medal (2) (Canada, 2003 & 2004)World Hockey Championship Silver Medal (1) (Canada, 2005){acepolls 3780}
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Ryan Miller Ryan Miller
For a spell, an argument could be made that American Goalie, Ryan Miller was the best in between the pipes.  In the 2009/10 season, Miller won the Vezina Trophy and was named the Olympic MVP in the States’ Silver Medal performance in the Vancouver Games.  Miller never had a season at that level again, but was always considered one of the better of the lot, though he may need a few more accolades to really be considered a Hall of Fame contender.
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Shawn Horcoff Shawn Horcoff
A capable two way player, Shawn Horcoff was an All Star in 2008 and helped the Edmonton Oilers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2006. As solid a career as Horcoff is not a player that will gain a lot of attention and frankly will struggle to make our ranked list once Hall once eligible.
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Zdeno Chara At an imposing six foot nine, Slovakian Defenseman, Zdeno Chara is not just an imposing figure on the ice; he is a spectacular player as well. Chara won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top Defenceman in 2009, but has also been named to a Post Season All Star team six times. In 2011, Chara was the Captain of the Boston Bruins when they won the Stanley Cup. Realistically, is there any reason to think that he hasn’t done enough to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame?]]> [email protected] (Site Admin) The Hockey Futures Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:17:28 +0000 Lubomir Visnovsky Lubomir Visnovsky
A very good defenseman from Slovakia, Lubomir Visnovsky has showcased offensive flash, though not many people outside of his markets appeared to be aware. Visnovsky finished 5 points shy of 500, still a good number for a defenseman but that number and only one All Star appearance isn’t likely to get him enshrined.
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Marek Zidlicky Marek Zidlicky
From the Czech Republic, Marek Zidlicky has provided good offensive statistics from the position of Defense.  Six times he would exceed 40 Points in a season, and would have 53 in his rookie season, which would actually be the best of his career.  Zidlicky is hampered by the fact that he did not enter the National Hockey League until he was 26, though he does have extensive experience playing internationally for his native Czech Republic.
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Martin Havlat Martin Havlat
A more than above average hockey player from the Czech Republic, forward, Martin Havlat is a well travelled hockey player who has played professionally for multiple teams most notable for the Ottawa Senators and the Chicago Blackhwaks.  Havlat has been an All Star twice and has scored 30 or more Points on three different occasions.  Havlat also represented the Czech Republic in multiple tournaments, highlighted by a Gold Medal win in the 2000 World Hockey Championship.  Coincidentally, he also was on the Czech World Junior Hockey Championship winning team months before.
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