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8. Dino Ciccarelli

From undrafted to the Hockey Hall of Fame.  How can you not love the story of Dino Ciccarelli?  Luckily for the Minnesota North Stars, they signed him after he was passed over by everyone in the draft.

2008-2010 Hockey HOF Inductees are up

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!



Our All-Time Top 50 Dallas Stars are now up

We know…this process of developing the Top 50 All-time of every major franchise is taking us some time, but we aren’t on a time limit are we?

We here now completed the top 50 for the Dallas Stars.

As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:

  1. 1. Advanced Statistics, such as Cori and Point Shares.
  1. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National Hockey League
  1. 3. Playoff accomplishment.
  1. 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2017-18 Season.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in our news. They are:

1. Mike Modano

2. Sergei Zubov

3. Marty Turco

4. Derian Hatcher

5. Jamie Benn

So which team is up next?

We go back to the diamond and look at the top 50 Kansas City Royals of all time.

Look for that in a couple of months.

As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank you for your support.

Dino Cicarelli

A four time All Star Game selection, Dino Ciccarelli was an excellent goal scorer with the Minnesota North Stars who proved many scouts wrong as he went undrafted in 1979. Minnesota was not always a great team, but Dino gave fans hope and a reason to come to the games. He was a feisty (though occasionally controversial) player who would finish his career with an even 1,200 points and over 600 goals. Ciccarelli was often used on the Power Play, and twice would finish second in the NHL in that category. He did however wait a bit before entering the Hockey Hall of Fame likely due to the controversy that surrounded him and the fact that his career plus/minus was a negative two.   With that said, there were many who thought that the Hall waited far too long to induct Dino Ciccarelli.
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