Updating and expansion…
That is what we will be doing (sort of) with our hockey revisions.
As most of you know, the Hockey Hall of Fame recently inducted three players from our notinhalloffame.com hockey list, Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov and Rogie Vachon. Lindros was ranked #1 by us last year and Makarov had been in varying spots in our top six since our website’s inception seven years ago.
When this occurs, it is always time for us to re-evaluate our list and we do that by looking at the following:
1. Analyzing your votes and opinions and adjusting our rankings accordingly.
2. Inputting the new hockey players who will now be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.
We added several new players and rather than present the new “100”, we have 107 for your consideration as we did not take out those who did not make that round number. Rather, our intention is to expand it to 150. Look for that this winter.
Until then, let’s present the new Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List.
Teemu Selanne is now eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame and the “Finnish Flash” takes over the top spot. Selanne retired as a Point per Game player and famously scored 76 Goals in his rookie season. He is also a four time post season All Star.
Don Cherry has been on our list since the beginning either in the first, second or third spot. The outspoken host of Coach’s Corner on Hockey Night in Canada has been ranked 2nd on our list the last two years. He remains in that slot this year.
Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Theoren Fleury and Alexander Mogilny all moved up one spot to #3 though #6 respectively. They are followed by Bernie Nicholls who moved up to spots to #7.
Daniel Alfredsson debuts at #8. The “love him or hate him” Swedish forward should garner interesting votes and comments from all of you!
Jeremy Roenick (#9) and Dave Andreychuk (#10) round out the top ten.
There are two new additions to the top 60. Five time All Star Defenceman, Ed Jovanovski, and Goalie, Nikolai Khabibulin debut at #46 and #51 respectively.
Ray Whitney, a member of the 1,000 Point club misses out on the top 60 making his first appearance at #61. Former Stanley Cup Winning Goalie, Tim Thomas appears at #81.
We received emails and comments that we may have missed some players in previous lists. Upon further review, we have agreed and three new former players who have been previously eligible but never ranked by us are now part of the list.
Those players are former 60 Goal scorer, Dennis Maruk (#70), 4 time All Star, Bill Guerin (#71) and 2 time All Star blueliner, Mathieu Schneider (#88).
You know what we want you to do!
Take a look at the new rankings and cast your vote and offer your opinions!
Thank you again from all of us at Notinhalloffame.com.