This retirement caught us a little by surprise.

Coveted hockey Free Agent, Martin St. Louis has announced that he is retiring from the game after seventeen seasons.  The question we now always ask is has he done enough to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame?

St. Louis was a star player in the NCAA for the Vermont Catamounts where he would set the all time record for points scored for the collegiate hockey power.  Considered undersized at five foot nine, the forward did not receive the attention from the National Hockey League and went undrafted but he would sign with the Calgary Flames, though that was after having to prove himself with the Cleveland Lumberjacks in the IHL.

He would make his official debut in the NHL in 1998 and was regulated to the fourth line and left unprotected in the NHL expansion draft.  Following that he was released by Calgary and would sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning, a team that he thought would afford him the most playing time.  As it turns out, he was right.

It was with the Lightning that his game would blossom and he would open up his game and rely on his initial instincts.   In his third year with Tampa Bay, St. Louis would win the scoring title, led the NHL in plus/minus, and won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player.  Even better, this would be the season where he would win the Stanley Cup with the Lightning, which would be his only. 

While Martin St. Louis would not win the Hart Trophy again, his trophy case continued to grow.  Complimenting the NHL First Team honors he won during his Stanley Cup winning season, St. Louis would be named to the Second Team four times and win the Lady Byng three times.  He would also win the Art Ross Trophy a second time, this time late in his career during the 2012/13 season. 

St. Louis would finish his career with the New York Rangers where he was seeking a second Stanley Cup ring.  It was expected that the still productive 39 year old would latch on to another NHL club, but he elected to retire instead.

His career would end with 1,033 Points in 1,134 career Games, a stat that accumulatively may not reflect other Hockey Hall of Fame inductees but is impressive when you look at the era in which he played.  We here at Notinhalloffame.com expect that he has done enough to enter the hallowed halls of Toronto and will be giving him a very high ranking on out hockey list in three years when he is eligible. 


Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 1990-92.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:



The 1990 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Bill Barber, a star Flyer with over 1,000 career points also was a of of two Stanley Cup Championship Teams with the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Bud Poile, a former NHL player who was the architect of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Fernie Flaman, a stay-at-home Defenceman, and six time All Tar known for his work with Boston Bruins.

Gibert Perreault, the leader of the Buffalo Sabres “French Connection” and a two time Second Team All Star. 



The 1991 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Bob Pulford, a five time All Star as a player and four Stanley Cup winner with the Toronto Maple Leafs and a 1975 Jack Adams Trophy winner with the Kings.

Clint Smith, a member of the 1940 New York Rangers Stanley Cup championship team and two time Lady Byng Trophy Winner.

Denis Potvin, the defensive leader of the New York Islanders dynasty and three time Norris Trophy Winner.

Mike Bossy, the leader of the Islanders dynasty and a two time goal scoring champion.  Also a four time First Team All Star. 

Scotty Bowman, a two time Jack Adams Award winner and would have his name etched on the Stanley Cup twelve times.



The 1992 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Bob Gainey, a six time Stanley Cup Champion and four time Frank J. Selke Award winner as the NHL’s best defensive forward.

Bob Johnson, a successful coach in both the NCAA and the NHL.

Frank Mathers, a longtime player, coach and administrator in the AHL.

Keith Allen, a successful minor league coach turned administrator of the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Lanny McDonald, a 1,000 point scorer and owner of one of the best moustaches in all of sports.

Marcel Dionne, a gifted scorer and five time post season NHL All Star selection. 

Woody Dumart, a solid two way player with the Boston Bruins and former two time Second Team All Star.

If you get a chance, take a look and let us know if the Hockey Hall of Fame got it right.



Should you get the chance cast your vote if you feel they belong in the Hall!

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!

     











Recently, we here at Notinhalloffame.com unveiled our new (2016) list for our hockey section, naming Eric Lindros as the man most worthy of consideration for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

This came with an updated list, a few new entries (Alex Kovalev, Roman Hamrlik and Miroslav Satan) and a shuffling of positions based on your votes, emails and comments.

Now once we do the repositioning on the main section, we fee it is our duty to address and upload potential entries that will come up in coming years, and allow you to vote ahead of time, BEFORE it gets on to the list without receiving your input.

With that in mind, lets take a look at part 1 of 2 of our revised hockey futures shall we?

First off, the 2015 and 2016 Futures have been removed completely.  Those players who were in the sections previously but were not able to make the Top 100 (as they are all now eligible) are no longer featured on Notinhalloffame.com, that is unless we expand to 250, which we have discussed!

The 2017 Futures Section includes the following:

Daniel Alfredsson, a former superstar for the Ottawa Senators and Calder Trophy winner.  The Swedish born player retired with over 1,100 career Points and a 0.93 Points per Game Average. 

Ed Jovanovski, an excellent two-way defenceman and five time All Star.

Jean Sebastien Giguere, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner with the Anaheim Ducks.

Nikolai Khabibulin, a four time All Star and durable Goalie who was a part of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2004 Stanley Cup win.

Ray Whitney, a 1,000 Point scorer, a one time Second Team NHL All Star and a member of the Carolina Hurricanes’ first Stanley Cup Championship.

Ryan Smyth, a star player for the Edmonton Oilers who led the NHL in Power Play Goals in the 1996-97 season.

Teemu Selanne, the “Finnish Flash”, is a three time NHL goal scoring champion and four time post season NHL All Star.  Selanne is also a Bill Masterton Trophy winner and Stanley Cup Winner with the Anaheim Ducks. 

Tim Thomas, a Goalie who was a First Team All Star twice and Conn Smythe Trophy winner with the Boston Bruins in 2011.

Todd Bertuzzi, a controversial player who was at one time, a First Team All Star in 2003.

Tomas Kaberle, a four time All Star and classy blueliner who recorded over 500 Points in the NHL.

Gang, you know what we want you to do!

Take a look, cast your votes and offer us your opinions!

As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com look forward to your opinions and thank you for your support.







Recently, we here at Notinhalloffame.com unveiled our new (2016) list for our hockey section, naming Eric Lindros as the man most worthy of consideration for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

This came with an updated list, a few new entries (Alex Kovalev, Roman Hamrlik and Miroslav Satan) and a shuffling of positions based on your votes, emails and comments.

Now once we do the repositioning on the main section, we fee it is our duty to address and upload potential entries that will come up in coming years, and allow you to vote ahead of time, BEFORE it gets on to the list without receiving your input.

With that in mind, lets take a look at part 2 of 2 of our revised hockey futures shall we?

First off, the 2015 and 2016 Futures have been removed completely.  Those players who were in the sections previously but were not able to make the Top 100 (as they are all now eligible) are no longer featured on Notinhalloffame.com, that is unless we expand to 250, which we have discussed!

The 2018 Hockey Futures are up and includes:

Evgeni Nabokov, a Russian Goalie who was a two time All Star.

Martin Brodeur, the all-time NHL leader in Wins, three time Stanley Cup winner and two time Olympic Gold Medalist.

You know what to do next!

Check out this pair of goalies and let us know whether they are Hall of Fame material!



Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 1996-98.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:

The 1996 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Al Arbour, the Head Coach of the New York Islanders dynasty.

Bobby Bauer, a three time Lady Byng winner and two time Stanley Cup winner with the Boston Bruins. 

Borje Salming, a star Defenceman from Sweden who was known for his play with the Toronto Maple Leafs

The 1997 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Bryan Trottier, a gifted playmaker and seven time Stanley Cup Champion. 

Glen Sather, the Head Coach and pseudo-architect of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty.

Mario Lemieux, the two time Stanley Cup Winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins, three time Hart Trophy winner and six time Art Ross Trophy Winner.

The 1998 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Michel Goulet, a former star for the Quebec Nordiques, a three time First Team All Star and a two time Second Team All Star.

Monsignor Athol Murray, who helped developed amateur hockey in Saskatchewan.

Peter Stastny, the Czechoslovakian born forward who became a six time All Star with the Quebec Nordiques.

Roy Conacher, a two time Stanley Cup Champion with the Boston Bruins and a former Art Ross Trophy winner.

I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!

It has been speculated for some time that Daniel Briere would be retiring this off season.  That has apparently come to fruition as the 37 year old forward has announced that he is officially retiring from the game from hockey. 

An undersized Centre, Briere would break in to league with the Phoenix Coyotes, but it was his season with the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006-07 season where he really turned heads, finishing with 95 Points and securing his first All Star Game appearance.  Statistically, that would be his best season, but it would be with his next team, the Philadelphia Flyers, that he would have greater success. 

Briere would lead everyone in scoring in the 2010 Playoffs in Philadelphia’s failed Stanley Cup run and two years later would lead the league in Playoff Goals.  His overall playoff production saw him net 116 Points in 124 Games.

Daniel Briere retires with 696 Points and two All Star Game appearances.  This is not likely to be a good enough career for the Hockey Hall of Fame, but probably for the back end of our list once eligible.



We have moved Briere to the 2018 Hockey Futures accordingly.

The Hockey Hall of Fame works a little faster than other North American sports hall doesn’t it?

With only a three year waiting period after retirement from the game (playing in Europe still counts as being active), we have decided some time ago that active players over the age of thirty-five would be profiled and made available for your vote.

Rather than only mention the new entries, we are listing all of the “TBD” players who are currently in that section.

The players listed are as follows:


Alex Tanguay, a member of the 2001 Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche and an All Star in 2004.

Andrei Markov, a two time All Star and member of the 2011 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champions.

Brad Richards, a key member of the 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup winners and past winner of the Conn Smythe and Lady Byng Trophies.

Brian Campbell, a member of Chicago’s 2010 Stanley Cup Champs and was once a Second Team All Star and Lady Byng winner.

Dan Boyle, a two time All Star Defenceman and member of the 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Champions.

Eric Brewer, a traditional Defenceman who won Olympic and World Cup Gold with Canada.

Jarome Iginla, a former Art Ross Trophy Winner, two time Goal Scoring Champion, two time Olympic Gold Medalist and three time First Team All Star.

Jaromir Jagr, a scoring machine who has won two Stanley Cups, an Olympic Gold Medal, a Hart Trophy, and has appeared in nine All Star Games.

Joe Thornton, a former Hart Trophy winner and multi-time All Star with both the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks.

Lubomir Visnovsky, an All Star in 2007 and four time representative for Slovakia in the Olympics.

Marian Hossa, a three time Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks and one time Second Team All Star.

Mark Streit, a four time Olympian with Switzerland and one time NHL All Star.

Mike Ribeiro, a one time All Star known for his shooting accuracy.

Niklas Backstrom, a Finnish Goalie who has played his NHL career thus far with Minnesota Wild.

Olli Jokinen, a multi time Finnish Olympian who was an All Star in 2003.

Patrik Elias, a ling time player for the New Jersey Devils with two Stanley Cup Rings and three All Star nods. 

Patrick Marleau, a longtime San Jose Shark with two Olympic Gold Medals and three NHL All Star Games.

Pavel Datsyuk, a Russian who won two Stanley Cup Rings (Detroit), the Lady Byng four times and the Frank J. Selke Award three times.

Roberto Luongo, a two time Gold Medalist with Canada and three time NHL All Star.

Scott Gomez, the Alaska born forward who won two Stanley Cups with New Jersey and was the Calder Trophy Winner in 2000.

Sergei Gonchar, a smooth Russian who is a four time Al Star.

Shane Doan, who spent most of his career with the Coyotes and is a two time NHL All Star.

Shawn Horcoff, who was a one time NHL All Star. 

Simon Gagne, who is a former Olympic Gold Medalist and Stanley Cup Champion.

Stephane Robidas, a one time All Star Defenceman.

Vincent LeCavalier, a four time All Star, Stanley Cup Champion with Tampa Bay and a former Rocket Richard Award winner.

Zdeno Chara, a former Norris Trophy winner, six time post season All Star and Stanley Cup Champion with the Boston Bruins

I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!

RIP: Al Arbour

It is a sad day for the New York Islanders and the National Hockey League as it was announced that Al Arbour passed away at his home in Sarasota, Florida from complications of Parkinson’s and Dementia.  He was 82 years old.

Arbour was best known as the Head Coach of the Islanders dynasty that won four consecutive Stanley Cups (1980, 1981, 1982 & 1983) and won nineteen playoff series.  He would coach an even 1,500 games for the Islanders, and would be selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

Al Arbour may have been best known for building the Islanders into a powerhouse but he also won another four Stanley Cups as a player, (one with Detroit 1954, one with Chicago 1961 and two with Toronto 1962 & 1964).  Arbour was viewed by many as a master tactician, and many of his former players have cited him as the best coach they ever had.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com offer our condolences to the friends and family of Al Arbour. 



Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 1999-2001.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:

The 1999 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Scott Morrison, the former President and the CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One” who is considered to be the finest hockey player of all time.

The 2000 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Denis Savard, a long time Chicago Blackhawk and seven time All Star who would win a Stanley Cup with Montreal.

Joe Mullen, a three time Stanley Cup Champion, two time Lady Byng Trophy recipient and former First Team All NHL Team.

Walter Bush, who helped bring the NHL to Minnesota, women’s hockey to the Olympics and was the president of U.S. Hockey for nearly twenty years.

The 2001 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Craig Patrick, a decent player in his own right but was known for his administrative prowess with the Pittsburgh Penguins earning two Stanley Cup Rings.

Dale Hawerchuk, a former Calder Trophy winner and five time All Star with the original Winnipeg Jets.

Jari Kurri, a Finnish born superstar with the Edmonton Oilers and five time Stanley Cup Champion.

Mike Gartner, a durable forward and seven time NHL All Star. 

Viachevslev Fetisov, a three time Stanley Cup winner with the Detroit Red Wings and a two Time Gold Medalist with the Soviet Union.

I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!



Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 2002-2004.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:



The 2002 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Bernie Federko, a longtime St. Louis Blue and two time All Star.

Clark Gillies, a four time Stanley Cup winner with the New York Islanders.

Rod Langway, a two time Norris Trophy Winner and Stanley Cup winner with the Montreal Canadians.

Roger Neilson, one of the most beloved coaches in NHL history.

The 2003 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Brian Kilrea, a two time Memorial Cup Champion and five time OHL Coach of the Year.

Grant Fuhr, a four time Stanley Cup Champion with the Edmonton Oilers and a one time Vezina Trophy winner.

Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Red Wings who would over Stanley Cup rings for the Original Six franchise.

Pat Lafontaine, a one time Second Team All Star and five time All Star Game participant.

The 2004 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Cliff Fletcher, a highly regarded executive who brought the Calgary Flames a Stanley Cup in 1989.

Larry Murphy, a four time Stanley Cup Champion and three time Second Team NHL Defencman All Star.

Paul Coffey, an offensive minded Defenceman who won four Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies.

Ray Bourque, a five time Norris Trophy Winner and thirteen time First Team All Star. 

I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!



Today, Simon Gagne announced his retirement from the National Hockey League and the world of professional hockey.

In a press release, the now former Boston Bruin Left Winger had this to say:

"Today, I want to thank my trainers and teammates.  You inspired me to surpass myself.  You made me understand that you need more than talent; it takes sacrifice and discipline and you need to work harder than your rivals.  I also wish to thank my fans.  Every evening, you energized me and inspired me to perform."

Over his fourteen year career, Gagne was a two time All Star and spend the bulk and best of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers.  Gagne, a well respected all around player would score 601 Points over his career and would lead the NHL in Even Strength Goals in the 2005-06 season and later on would win a Stanley Cup as the member of the Los Angeles Kings in 2012.

Gagne would also win accolades Internationally as a member of Team Canada and would win a Gold Medal for his country in the 2002 Olympics and the 2004 World Cup.

Gagne will now be moved from the Notinhalloffame Hockey TBD Futures Section to the 2018 Futures Section.



We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish the best for Simon Gagne and his post-NHL career.





Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 2005-2007.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:


The 2005 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Cam Neely, the gritty former Boston Bruin and four time Second Team All Star.

Murray Costello, who had a twenty year stint as the President of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.

Valari Kharmalov, a Soviet star from the 1970’s.


The 2006 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Dick Duff, a six time Stanley Cup Champion

Harley Hotchkiss, who brought the NHL to Calgary and had a long tenure as the Chairman on the NHL Board of Governors.

Herb Brooks, the Head Coach for Team U.S.A.’s “Miracle on Ice” team in 1980.

Patrick Roy, a three time Vezina Trophy winner, three time Conn Smythe Trophy winner and four time Stanley Cup Champion.



The 2007 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Al MacInnis, a four time First Team NHL All Star and the Conn Smythe Trophy Winner for the Calgary Flames during their lone Stanley Cup Championship.

Jim Gregory, who was the Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee when he was selected.

Mark Messier, a two tome Hart Trophy winner, a four time First Team All Star and a six time Stanley Cup Champion.

Ron Francis, a longtime stat accumulator with two Stanley Cup Rings with the Pittsburgh Penguins and a former Frank J. Selke Award winner.

Scott Stevens, a three time Stanley Cup Champion with the New Jersey Devils and two time First Team All NHL member.


I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!



Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 2008-2010.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:


The 2008 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Ed Chynowyth, who was a major force in creating the Canadian Hockey League.

Glenn Anderson, a six time Stanley Cup winner and four time NHL All Star. 

Igor Larionov, a very successful player from the Soviet Union in the 1980’s and a dominant forward.


The 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Brett Hull, the former Hart Trophy Winner and three time First Team All Star.

Brian Leetch, a two time Norris Trophy Winner and the Conn Smythe Winner from the New York Rangers’ ’94 Stanley Cup Champions.

Patrick Roy, a three time Vezina Trophy winner, three time Conn Smythe Trophy winner and four time Stanley Cup Champion.

Lou Lamiorello, a three time Stanley Cup executive with the New Jersey Devils.

Luc Robitaille, an eight time post season NHL All Star and former Calder Trophy winner.

Steve Yzerman, a long time Detroit Red Wing who won the Stanley Cup in 2002 and was an eight time Post Season NHL All Star.


The 2010 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:

Angela James, considered to be the first great female hockey player.

Cammi Granato, the first true female American female star hockey player.

Daryl Seaman, who helped bring the NHL to Calgary.

Dino Cicarelli, a four time All Star who was known mostly for his time with the Minnesota North Stars.

Jim Devellano, who would win seven Stanley Cups as a scout for the New York Islanders and General Manager for the Detroit Red Wings.


I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!



Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 2010-2012.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:


The 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:


Doug Gilmour, a two time All Star and winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy.

Ed Belfour, a two rime Vezina Trophy Winner and five time All Star.

Joe Nieuwendyk, who won three Stanley Cups and three different teams and was a four time All Star. 

Mark Howe, a four time NHL All Star and two time WHA Champion.


The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:


Adam Oates, a five time NHL All Star and gifted playmaker.

Joe Sakic, a former Hart Trophy Winner and two time Stanley Cup Champion with the Colorado Avalanche.

Mats Sundin, a long time Toronto Maple Leaf and Swedish National Star and eight time All Star.

Pavel Bure, a Russian star and three time NHL leader in goals in the National Hockey League.


I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!



Over the last few months, we here at Notinhalloffame.com have been so focused on other endeavors at the site, that we neglected to tell you about the continuing opportunity fro you to cast your opinion on existing Hockey Hall of Famers.

With that in mind, we here at Notinhhalloffame.com have expended greatly to allow you to vote on Hockey Hall of Fame inductees from 2013-2015.

The Players/Builders from that existing time frame include:


The 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:


Brendan Shanahan, a two time First Team All Star and three time Stanley Cup Champion with the Detroit Red Wings.

Chris Chelios, a three time Norris Trophy Winner and three time Stanley Cup Champion.

Fred Shero, the two time Stanley Cup winning coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Geraldine Heaney, considered to be best female defenceman of all-time.

Scott Niedermayer, a former Conn Smythe and Norris Trophy Winner and a four time Stanley Cup Champion.



The 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:


Bill McCreary, a longtime and respected referee.

Dominik Hasek, a champion Goalie in the Olympics and pros who won the Hart Trophy twice and the Vezina Trophy six times.

Mike Modano, an American superstar who took the Dallas Stars to the Stanley Cup Championship.

Pat Burns, a three time Coach of the Year and Stanley Cup Champion with the New Jersey Devils.

Peter Forsberg, a former Hart Trophy winner and Stanley Cup Champion with the Colorado Avalanche.

Rob Blake, a former Norris Trophy winner and Stanley Cup Champion with the Colorado Avalanche.

The 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame Class:


Angelina Ruggiero, an American female hockey player who is a four time Olympian.

Bill Hay, a former chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Chris Pronger, a former Hart and Norris Trophy Winner.

Niklas Lidstrom, a seven time Norris Trophy winner and four time Stanley Cup Champion with the Detroit Red Wings. 

Peter Karmanos Jr., who was the man who brought the NHL to the Carolinas.

Phil Housley, a high scoring Defenceman who was a seven time All Star.

Sergei Federov, a former Hart Trophy winner and three time Stanley Cup Champion with the Detroit Red Wings.


I think you know what we are looking for you to do!

When your time permits, take a look at this group and let us know if their Hall of Fame inductions are justified!



Yesterday, the Hockey Hall of Fame officially inducted the Class of 2015 and it was certainly an international affair as players from four countries entered the hallowed hall of Toronto.  This is the second consecutive year that this has occurred, and follows induction cases of 2011 and 2012 that had players from three different countries enter.

Representing Sweden, this year’s headliner is Swedish born Defenceman, Niklas Lidstrom, the seven time Norris Trophy winner who anchored the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cups.  Lidstrom is undeniably the top Defenceman of the 2000’s and also holds a Conn Smythe Trophy in his trophy case. 

Lidstrom’s longtime teammate and roommate on the road, Sergei Fedorov also got in.  The Russian born star won the Hart Trophy in 1994 and is a two time recipient of the Frank J. Selke as the NHL’s top Defensive Forward.  He would win three Stanley Cup Wings with the Red Wings.

The American representatives are two Defenceman.  Phil Housely, and eight time NHL All Star from St. Paul, Minnesota and Angela Ruggiero, a long time defender for the U.S. women’s team.

The lone Canadian player is another blueliner in Chris Pronger who won both the Norris and Hart Trophy in 2000.  The native of Dryden, Ontario would also make five All Star Teams and win the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.

Hockey Hall of Fame CEO, Bill Hay and Carolina Panthers owner, Peter Karmanos Jr, rounds out the class.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to again extend our congratulations to this new class. 





Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and five time Stanley Cup Champion, Bert Olmstead, passed away today at the age of 89.

Olmstead officially made the National Hockey League in 1949 as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks but it was a trade to the Montreal Canadians where the left winger would really blossom.  In the 1950’s, Olmstead would help the Habs win four Cups and would lead the NHL in Assists twice.  He would also be named a Second Team All Star two times.

He would be selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Intra-League Draft in 1958 and would win his fifth Cup in blue and white.  Four years later, Olmstead would again be left unprotected in the Intra-League Draft and would retire rather than report to the New York Rangers.

Olmstead would retire with 602 career points over 848 NHL games.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Bert Olmstead at this time.

For our purposes, this is actually big news.

To enter the Hockey Hall of Fame you have to receive 14 votes out of 18 from the Hockey Hall of Fame Committee, so when three of them are replaced, it stands to reason that we here at Notinhalloffame.com are interested in knowing who it is.

Hall of Fame inductees, Jari Kurri and Ron Francis have been chosen to be a part of the selection committee.  Kurri is currently the General Manager of Jokerit, a Finnish club in the KHL and Francis is the Vice President and the General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes. 

The third man selection is TSN hockey insider, Bob McKenzie, a well known fixture on NHL broadcasts for the Canadian sports flagship network. 

The trip replaces Lanny McDonald, another Hall of Famer, who has stepped down to take over as the Chairman of the Board for the Hall.  The other two replaced are American broadcaster, Mike Emrick and Hall of Fame inductee, Peter Stastny, both of which served their three year terms on the committee.

It is worth noting that TSN’s Michael Farber, Toronto Globe and Mail columnist, Eric Duhatschek and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Bill Torrey had their three year terms renewed and will continue on the committee.

The other 12 members of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee are:

John Davidson, a former goalie and the current President of Hockey Operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Scotty Bowman, a 14 time Stanley Cup winner as a coach or executive.

David Branch, the Commissioner of the OHL.

Brian Burke, the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames.

Colin Campbell, the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League.

Marc de Foy, a columnist for Le Journal de Montreal.

Mike Gartner, a Hockey Hall of Famer.

Anders Hedberg, a former NHL player and Swedish star and executive.

Igor Larionov, a Hockey Hall of Famer and former Soviet star.

David Polie, the President of Business Operations and General Mnager of the Nashville Predators.

Luc Robitaille, a Hockey Hall of Famer and the President of Business Operations with the Los Angeles Kings.



With no clear cut Hall of Fame inductees for next year, this could be the opportunity for players like Eric Lindros, Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk and Sergei Makarov to get the call after years of waiting on the ballot.

These eighteen men will decide the next class in June of next year, and clearly it will be the most interesting one yet!

Number two is endorsing number one.



At least that is how it is for us at Notinhalloffame.com feel as last night, Don Cherry who is ranked #2 on our Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List emphatically spoke on how our #1 man on the Hockey List, Eric Lindros, should be in.



“When he was a junior player, he played for Oshawa, he won the Memorial Cup; he was player of the year in junior; at 18 years old he played in the Canada Cup and when they won, he was a force; 760 [NHL] games, 875 points; 53 playoff games, he got 57 points; Legion of Doom, [Mikael] Renberg and [John] LeClair, a highest-scoring line maybe of all time; most dominant player for five years; seven times an All-Star; NHL MVP, the Hart Trophy; top scorer in the NHL, the Art Ross; two [World Junior Championships] golds; captain of the Olympics; and when he retired, he gave $5 million to the hospital, And he isn’t in the Hall of Fame!”



Mr. Cherry we agree, but guess what?  So should you!