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1. Teemu Selanne

Teemu Selanne was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1988, but he didn't arrive in Winnipeg until 1992, having developed his native Finland skills.  Selanne had 76 Goals as a rookie, and the “Finnish Flash” was a star…who was surprisingly traded during the 1995-96 to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

The Hockey Hall of Fame names its 2017 Class

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

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

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 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 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!

The 2017 Hockey Futures are up

Recently, we here at 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, 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 look forward to your opinions and thank you for your support.

The Hockey List has been revised, Teemu Selanne now #1

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 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 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

Joe Sakic Headlines the IIHF HOF Class

We don’t rank the players not in it, but we here at always have serious respect for the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.  Today they have announced that Joe Sakic, Saku Koivu, Teemu Selanne, Uwe Krupp, Angela Ruggiero and Dieter Kalt will be the Class of 2017.

Representing Canada is Joe Sakic, who entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.  The native of Burnaby, British Columbia is a two time Stanley Cup Champion and a former Hart Trophy winner as a professional but he also has a decorated career representing his nation.   Sakic won a Gold Medal on four different stages; the World Juniors (1988), The World Championship (1994), The Olympics (2002) and the World Cup (2004).  He has 41 Points in 48 Games representing Canada.

Future Hockey Hall of Famer from Finland, Teemu Selanne has played in six Olympic Games for his country and is the all-time leading scorer with 43 Points.  He has four medals from the Olympics (1 Silver and 3 Bronze) and two World Championship Medals (1 Silver and 1 Bronze).  He has represented Finland in 96 Games and scored 102 Points.

Selanne will not be the only Finnish representative, as Saku Koivu was also chosen.  Koivu won four Olympic Medals (1 Silver and 3 Bronze) and four medals in the World Championships, including a Gold in 1995.  He has 64 Points in 89 Games representing Finland.

Uwe Krupp from Germany is his nation’s lone representative.  Krupp played for West Germany in two World Junior Championships and two World Championships.  In 1998, he played for Germany in the Olympics.

Angela Ruggiero of the United States is this year’s female representative.  Ruggiero played in four Olympics winning 1 Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze.  The Defenseman was also a part of four World Championships.

Dieter Kalt played for Austria in 14 World Championships and three Olympic Games.  He currently serves as the President of the Austrian Ice Hockey Federation.

The induction ceremony will take place on May 21 in Cologne, Germany.

We here at would like to congratulate the latest IIHF Class.

Teemu Selanne

The “Finnish Flash” had one of the most spectacular rookie seasons in NHL history. Teemu Selanne scored a whopping 76 goals and 132 points for the Winnipeg Jets and became an instant sensation. Statistically, Selanne did not reach those heights again, although he would have three more seasons where he hit the century mark in points. Selanne remained a star into his 40’s and was putting pucks in the net at an age where many people struggle to get off of the couch
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