Not in Hall of Fame News

We have just updated the 2018 Hockey Futures, which means one thing…it is time to upload the new 2019 Hockey Futures. This will be a work in progress as currently there are only three players we have identified worthy of consideration for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019. The following players will be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019: Brad Richards, a two time Stanley Cup Champion and Conn Smythe Trophy winner. Lubomir Visnovsky, a former Second Team All Star Defenceman. Vincent LeCavalier, a one time Stanley Cup Champion, four time All Star and Maurice Richard…
This week, the San Diego State University Aztecs announced their latest Hall of Fame class adding five new members from the world of Basketball, Football and Track & Field. The biggest name of the group is Kawhi Leonard, the star player for the San Antonio Spurs who professionally has won the Defensive Player of the Year twice and a NBA Championship Ring.  As an Aztec, Leonard was a two time First Team Mountain West Conference Selection and averaged 14.1 Points and 10.2 Rebounds per Game over two seasons.  He would be drafted 15th overall in 2011. The Aztec Football Team…
It is time for us to continue our expansion here at Notinhalloffame.com and as such we have to focus on a specific discipline.  We are focusing currently of the world of Hockey and for us this means a solid look at the Hockey Hall of Fame futures. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce additions to the 2018 Hockey Futures. The following players will be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018: Daniel Briere, a two time All Star. Evgeni Nabakov, the 2001 Calder Trophy winner and two time All Star. Ilya Bryzgalov, who was once…
It’s official. Former Outfielder, Andruw Jones and Executive, John Schuerholz are now members of the acclaimed Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.  Jones made his Major League debut a month and a half after his 19th birthday and the Atlanta scouts were correct in that they had a bona fide star on their hands.  In his third season, Jones would win his first of ten consecutive Gold Gloves and cement himself as one of the greatest defensive outfielders if his generation.  While Jones was a spectacular fielder, he was equally adept at offensive production.  Jones would smack 368 of his 434…
As we are working on the All-Time 50 players for each major North American franchise, we have the intent to eventually look at how each of those teams honor the past players/executives who worked for them.  With that in mind, it is major news to us that the Ottawa Senators have announced that they will retire the number of their former longtime forward, Daniel Alfredsson.  Alfredsson was the 6th Round Pick in the 1994 Draft and would join the Senators a year later where he would win the Calder Trophy as the Rookie of the Year.  The Swedish sniper played…
Again, can we state how much this is a work in progress? We here at Notinhalloffame.com are in the process of putting together the top 50 players for the main North American Franchises, which comprises of the NHL, NFL, MLB and the NBA. As such, here is another one that we are proud to display as our Top 50 Winnipeg Jets of All Time are now up. Before we get to the Top 50, what needs to be noted about this particular franchise list is that this list ONLY reflects the current incarnation whose history begins with the Atlanta Thrashers. …
Again, can we state how much we love the way the Pro Football Hall of Fame operates? The day after former Seattle Seahawk, Kenny Easley was announced as the 2017 Senior Nominee, Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue have been pegged as the Contributor Nominees for the 2017 Hall of Fame Class.  Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys has advanced as Contributor Selection.  Jones purchased the Cowboys in 1989 and controversially overhauled the front office, sacking Tom Landry, which was a controversial move at the time.  Dallas would however win three Super Bowls in four years in the 1990’s…
The Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t waste a lot of time as following their recent induction ceremony last week, the first Finalist for the 2017 Class has already been named.  That man is Senior Candidate, Safety, Kenny Easley. Easley was the fourth overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1981 draft class and was an immediate hit capturing the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.  He would follow that with five Pro Bowl Selections over the next six seasons, which also featured three First Team All Pro nods.  His best season was 1984, where he led the NFL…
Although Prince Fielder did not officially retire, he did announce this week that his career playing professional baseball is over. Following his second spinal fusion surgery, in an emotional press conference the now former slugger stated that “the doctors told me since I had two spinal fusions” that he couldn’t “play Major League Baseball anymore.” The son of former Home Run champion, Cecil Fielder, Prince Fielder was drafted 7th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002.  Making the big leagues in 2005, Fielder would have his expected breakout season in 2007, where he would blast 50 Home Runs, winning the…
It has been a pretty busy week for us, so much so, that we almost missed the announcement by the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, who has just announced their Class of 2016, which consists of a 12 year NHL veteran, a four decade plus prep school coach and an entire team. Entering the Hall will be Craig Janney from Hartford, Connecticut.  A Hobey Baker Finalist from his time at Boston College, Janney was drafted 13th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1986 and helped them reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1988 and 1990.  Janney played 760 Games,…