It is days like this that we look forward to here at Notinhalloffame.com!

Today, the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2017, which will consist of Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi and Dave Andreychuk.  It will also include women’s star Danielle Goyette and builders Clarke Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.

Teemu Selanne is the headliner of this group.  The scoring machine from Finland enters on his first year of eligibility and he is a former Stanley Cup Champion with Anaheim.  Selanne would lead the NHL in Goals scored three times and is a former two time First Team All Star.  He was also an international star with Finland, representing them in five Olympic Games and two World Cups.  He enters on his first year of eligibility and was ranked #1 by us at Notinhalloffame.com.

His fellow Duck, Paul Kariya also was chosen.  Kariya has been eligble for the Hall since 2013 and is a former three time First Team All Star.  Kariya went to seven All Star Games and helped Canada win the 2002 Olympics.  Kariya’s averaged exactly one point per game over his career and was ranked #3 on our Notinhalloffame.com list.

Mark Recchi was ranked #4 on our list and has been eligible for the Hall since 2014.  He is a three time Stanley Cup Champion (Pittsburgh 1991, Carolina 2006 and Boston 2011) and was a seven time All Star.

After a nine year wait, Dave Andreychuk finally got the call from Toronto.  The all-time leader in Power Play Goals was a two time All Star and won the Stanley Cup in his last season in the NHL with Tampa Bay.

Danielle Goyette is this year’s female entry.  She helped Canada win two Gold Medals and eight IIHF World Women’s Championships.  She is currently Canada’s IIHF leading scorer.

Clark Drake coached the University of Alberta men’s team for twenty-eight years and took the Golden Bears to six University Cups.

Jeremy Jacobs has been the owner of the Boston Bruins since 1975 and has been a very influential owner and has served as the Chairman for the Board of Governors since 2007.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate this year’s Hall of Fame inductees.

With the 2017 Class selected, it won’t take us long for us to work on the 2018 List. 

Look for that soon!
We here at Notinhalloffame.com have another major update that we are excited to present to all of you.

Recently, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced that Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley would be the Class of 2015.  Once a Hall of Fame Class is announced, our next task is obvious….work on the next list!

We here at Notinhalloffame.com have created the new list and it is a little different than it has been in years past.  What we mean by that is that for the first time ever we do not have any new entry that placed in our top ten.  For that matter, we do not have any new entry that made the top twenty!

Let’s take a look at the new Notinhalloffame.com top ten and the new entries, shall we?

For the first time ever, former NHL Hart Trophy winner, Eric Lindros ascends to the top of the list.  Lindros rocketed from the #7 spot and in our opinion is in the best spot of his career to potentially make the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Don Cherry, the enigmatic coach of “Coach’s Corner” remains at number 2.  Cherry, a former Jack Adams Trophy winner might be the most known personality on the hockey list. 

Coming in at #3 is Sergei Makarov, a Soviet born player who was in the NHL at the tail end of his career.  Makarov moved up three spots from last year.

At #4 is Paul Kariya, a former Anaheim Duck who moved up from number six.  Kariya is a former seven time NHL All Star. 

The number #5 spot belongs to Mark Recchi who also moved up three spots.  

Number #6 on the Notinhalloffame.com countdown belongs to Thereon Fleury who also moved up a few spots.  

The #7 spot belongs to Alexander Mogilny, who moved up from the #11 spot. 

The number #8 spot on this years’ countdown belongs to Dave Andreychuck, who holds the record for the most power play goals in the game.  

The #9 slot belongs to Bernie Nicholls, who is having his best offensive numbers for the list and the highest ranking ever of his career.

Rounding out the top ten of the 2016 list is Jeremy Roenick who moved to the elite top ten.



For the first time since we began our site, this will be the first time where there will be no new eligible entry for the top ten, in fact none of the new eligible players cracked the top twenty-five.

The highest debut this year belongs to Alex Kovalev, who makes his Notinhalloffame.com hockey debut at #33.  The Russian is a former Second Team All Star.

Kovalev is joined by Roman Hamrlik (#85) and Miroslav Satan (#91) also make their first appearance on the list.

There is a new debut on our list, but not of a first year eligible player as the late defenceman, Carol Vadnais, takes the #100 spot.

With no surefire first year inductees eligible for the Hall, could this propel the Hockey Hall of Fame to induct men like Lindros, who many feel have been passed over for a few years.

If it is going to happen, 2016 seems like a wide open window to us!

So with this major update set up here at Notinhalloffame.com, you know what we want you to do right?

We encourage all of you to take a look and cast your votes and make your voices be heard.  If you have not voted on anything previously, we ask you to tell us your thoughts!

     











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.











Mark Recchi

A twenty two year veteran of the National Hockey League, Mark Recchi was one of the more productive players of the 1990’s, hitting the three digit figure in points three times. The gifted playmaker was also a three time Stanley Cup Champion, winning each ring with three different squads. As he is among the top twenty in every major offensive category in his career, it is difficult to imagine that he will be ignored by the Hall of Fame, but with all due respect to Mark Recchi, he does not exactly scream first ballot Hall of Fame entry. This one should be interesting.