In his 11thNHL Season, Russian Right Wing Alexander Mogilny was traded from Vancouver to New Jersey.
In his 11thNHL Season, Russian Right Wing Alexander Mogilny was traded from Vancouver to New Jersey.
As always we here at Notinhalloffame.com remain focused on our core lists of which those who are not in the Hockey Hall of Fame is one. We have now updated that list and have expanded it to 125, with an intention to grow it to 150 in the fall of the year.
Two names were removed from our list, Martin Brodeur (#1) and Martin St. Louis (#3) as both were chosen for the Hockey Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility and as such we again have a new number one on our list. Every year we have new entries of former players who are now eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame but for the first time none of the new entries crack our top ten.
Our entire Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List can be found here, but in the meantime here is our new Top Ten:
Alexander Mogilny goes to #1 for the first time and jumped from #4. In the 1992-93 season, “Alexander the Great” scored 76 Goals and he was a two time Second Team All Star as well a six time All Star. Mogilny would win an Olympic Gold Medal in 1988 with the Soviet Union and a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2000.
Don Cherry stays at #2. While the dynamic personality remains polarizing there is no doubt that he is an iconic figure in the game. The host of “Coach’s Corner” is a former Jack Adams Trophy winner himself.
Theoren Fleury moved up from #5 to #3. Fleury was a seven time All Star who led the Calgary Flames to the Stanley Cup in 1989. He is also an Olympic Gold Medalist with Team Canada in 2002.
Daniel Alfredsson went up three spots from #7 to #4. Alfredsson was a six time All Star who spent the majority of his career with the Ottawa Senators. He was an Olympic Gold Medalist for Team Sweden in 2006.
Bernie Nicholls only went up one rank to #5. Nicholls scored 150 Points for Los Angeles in the 1988-89 season and had over 1,200 overall. Nicholls was a three time All Star.
Jeremy Roenick climbed from #8 to #6. Roenick is the highest ranked American on our list and he is a nine time All Star. He is a member of the 1,200 Point Club.
Pierre Turgeon also had a significant jump as he went from #10 to #7. Turgeon has the most Points on this list with 1,327 and he is a four time All Star. He also won the Lady Byng Trophy in the 1992-93 season.
John LeClair rose from #9 to #8. LeClair does not have the accumulation that others in the top ten does but he had a five year run with the Philadelphia Flyers where he was named a post season All Star. He was also a two time Olympian for the United States.
Mike Richter remains the highest ranked netminder but hits the top ten for the first time with an increase in rank from #11 to #9. This marks the third American in a row on our list. Richter is a three time All Star, a Stanley Cup winner with the New York Rangers (1994) and a World Cup of Hockey Champion (1996) where he was the MVP.
Claude Provost also hit the top ten for the first time as he moved #13 to #10. Provost is one of the most decorated players of all time as he is an eleven time All Star and nine time Stanley Cup Champion in a career spent entirely with the Montreal Canadiens.
While there are no new members in the top ten list, we do have two new entries to the top twenty-five.
Vincent LeCavalier debuts at #15. The four time All Star took Tampa Bay to their first and only Stanley Cup in 2004, which was the same year he helped Canada win the World Cup. Three years later he won the Maurice Richard Trophy.
Brad Richards makes his first appearance at #21. Like LeCavalier, Richards played on Tampa Bay’s Stanley Cup championship team and Team Canada’s World Cup win in 2004. Richard only went to one All Star Game but he was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner in ’04.
As we stated earlier, our list expanded to 125 and as such we have a lot of new entries who have been eligible before.
The new entries are:
Milan Hejduk #89. Hejduk helped the Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in 2001 and was a Second Team All Star and Maurice Richard Trophy winner in the 2002-03 Season. He also won the Olympic Gold Medal with the Czech Republic in 1998.
John Ross Roach #97. Roach was a First Team All Star in the 1932-33 season, nearly a decade after he backstopped the Toronto St. Pats to a Stanley Cup.
Steve Duchesne #98. Duchesne was a three time All Star Defenseman who scored 752 Points. He would win a Stanley Cup late in his career with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002.
Bill White #101. White went to six All Star Games in a career spend predominantly with the Chicago Blackhawks. White was also a Second Team All Star three years in a row from the 1971-72 season to 1973-74)
Teppo Numminen #103. Numminen was a three time NHL All Star who represented Finland multiple times including winning two Silver Medals in the Olympics.
Ziggy Palffy #104. Palffy was a three time All Star who finished in the top five in Goals twice. He represented Slovakia internationally on multiple occasions.
Jean Guy Talbot #105 . Talbot was a six time All Star and seven time Stanley Cup Champion with the Montreal Canadiens seven times. He was also a First Team All Star in the 1961-62 Season.
James Patrick #107. Patrick played 1,280 Games in the NHL and was a workhorse in the game.
Kimmo Timonen #108. Timonen was a three time NHL All Star and was a Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks (2015) and a four time Olympic Medalist with Finland.
Al Rollins #111. Rollins is one of the few players to have won the Hart Trophy (1954) and to not be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He also won the Vezina Trophy in 1951, the same season he helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.
Pat Stapleton #114. Stapleton was a three time Second Team All Star and three time All Star who would later be the Defenceman of the Year in the WHA.
Pit Martin #116. Martin was a four time All Star during his stint with the Chicago Blackhawks and would later win the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1970.
Adam Foote #117. Foote was a two time Stanley Cup Champion with the Colorado Avalanche and he would help Canada win an Olympic Gold Medal in 2002 and a World Cup Gold Medal in 2004.
Mike Ramsey #118. Ramsey was a member of the Miracle on Ice team in 1980 and was a four time All Star in the NHL.
Glenn Resch #120. Resch was a three time All Star who would also be named a Second Team All Star twice. He was a part of the New York Islanders first Stanley Cup win in 1980.
Vic Hadfield #121. Hadfield was a famous New York Ranger who went to two All Star Games and he was also a one time Second Team All Star.
Bob Baun #123. Baun starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs where he would help the buds win four Stanley Cups.
Evgeni Nabokov #124. Nabokov won the Calder Trophy in 2001 and was named a First Team All Star in 2008. He was also a two time All Star.
Brad McCrimmon #125. McCrimmon was a Second Team All Star in 1988 in the same year he helped the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup.
Please note that we only rank former male players and at this time (with the exception of Don Cherry) we do not rank coaches, builders or former female players. We might create separate lists for that in the future.
Look for this list to expand to 150 in a few months.
As always we here at Notinhalloffame.com encourage all of you to take a look at our updates and give us your opinions and cast your votes.
It is a pretty big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com as we are unveiling our new Notinhalloffame Hockey List of those to consider for the Hockey Hall of Fame.
However, this is not just any list, as we have expanded it to 300!
First, off we know what you might be thinking;
“There is no way that any of those players from ___ to 300 will get into the Hall of Fame.”.
We agree. It isn’t likely to happen. Obviously, we love lists, and that is, and always will be, the crux of what we do. Think of them as a great batch of players, all of which were damned good and any bottom 25 of whomever is on our 300 (providing there is a Goalie there) could win a Stanley Cup.
Let’s move on…
We have not just added new entries up to 300, but retooled those that were already listed.
The first thing we did was remove the four former players who were inducted into the Class of 2020. That consisted of Jarome Iginla (#1), Marion Hossa (#10), Doug Wilson (#14) and Kevin Lowe (#37).
We then added the new entries who are now eligible for the Class of 2021. Afterwards, we altered rankings based on your comments and votes.
Before we continue, please note that the Hockey Hall of Fame recently announced that due to the pandemic, they have pushed back the Class of 2020 ceremony to November of next year. Hall of Fame Chairman, Lanny McDonald said that there might be a dual ceremony with the Class of 2021, or that the 2021 Class might not happen at all. We certainly are praying that the latter is not the case.
Please note that we do not currently rank women, coaches or builders, although we do have Don Cherry listed. That is our only exception, which is grandfathered in.
The entire list can be found here, but here is the revised top ten:
1.Henrik Sedin: Sedin tops the 2021 list, and the career Vancouver Canuck is a former Hart Trophy winner, which usually means you are entering the Hall. If you don’t go by that, he is also a former Art Ross Trophy winner, and every eligible Art Ross winner are in Toronto.
2. Daniel Sedin: The twin brother of Henrik also played his entire NHL career with the Canucks, but he is not a Hart winner. That shouldn’t matter as his accolades include an Art Ross (see above), and he won the Ted Lindsay Award. The Sedins are also Olympic Gold Medalists for Sweden.
3. Alexander Mogilny: The Russian has been eligible since 2009 and was once #1 on our list. Mogilny, who led the NHL in Goals in 1993, was ranked second number two.
4. Theoren Fleury: Dropping from #3, Fleury won the Stanley Cup with Calgary in 1989 and the Gold Medal with Canada in 2002. He is a seven-time All-Star.
5. Daniel Alfredsson: Alfredsson remains at #5, and is one of three Swedish players in the top five. Playing mostly with the Ottawa Senators, Alfredsson is a six-time All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist with Sweden in 2006.
6. Don Cherry: Cherry drops from #4, and at one time he was ranked #1 on our list. It has not been a good twelve months for Cherry, as he was fired from Sportsnet for what was deemed racist comments. As mentioned above, Cherry is the lone exception to our rule about ranking coaches/builders in our core lists.
7. Jeremy Roenick: You could say that Jeremy Roenick had the same year as Cherry, as the acerbic American lost his job with NBC due to sexist comments on a podcast. That does not affect his on-ice accomplishments, which were nine All-Stars and 1,200 Points. He moves up from #8.
8. Pierre Turgeon: Turgeon drops from #6, and he has 1,327 career Points and was a four-time All-Star.
9. John LeClair: LeClair holds on to his number nine slot, and he was chosen for two First Team All-Stars and three Second Team All-Stars. LeClair accomplished this with Philadelphia and he was a Stanley Cup Champion with the Montreal Canadiens.
10. Bernie Nicholls: Nicholls drops three spots and concludes our top ten. He is a three-time All-Star with over 1,200 NHL Points.
There are other significant debuts to our list.
Swedish Center, Henrik Zetterberg is at #29. He played his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, and he is a member of the Triple Gold Club. Just behind him is Rick Nash who makes his first appearance at #30. Nash was a two-time All-Star and a two-time Gold Medal winner with Canada. Three-time Stanley Cup Champion,Patrick Sharp, debuts at #75. Scott Hartnell comes in at #106.
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Take a. look and cast your votes and offer your opinions.
As always, we thank you for your support.
Alexander Mogilny may not go down as the best player (though he is up there) to come from Russia but he may be the one who broke down the most barriers in the NHL. Mogilny was the first player from the Soviet Union to defect to the west, the first Russian to make an NHL All-Star Team, and the first European to be an NHL captain. Mogilny was a brilliant scorer whose whopping 76 goals led the league in the 1992-93 season. Although hip injuries prevented him from keeping that scoring touch late in his career, “Alexander the Great” went down as the second leading Russian scorer in NHL history and is a select member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold, World Championship Gold, and Stanley Cup). It shouldn’t be a surprise if Alexander Mogilny is the next Russian to enter the Hall.