Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Los Angeles Kings.
The Los Angeles Kings were part of the first wave of NHL expansion in 1967, but despite being in the second-largest market in the United States, Hockey took decades to gain traction in the area.
The Kings did have stars, such as Marcel Dionne, but the trade for Wayne Gretzky made the Kings the must-watch team of the late 80s and early 90s. The Kings made the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, losing to Montreal, but the sport was cemented in Southern California.
In the early 2010s, the Kings were a far more complete team, and they would win it all in 2012 and 2014, with squads full of future Hall of Famers and role players.
Our Top 50 lists in hockey look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National Hockey League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
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 2020/2021 Season.
The complete list can be found here, but as always, we announce our top five in this article. They are:
4. Drew Doughty
5. Anze Kopitar
We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.
Look for our more material coming soon!
As always, we thank you for your support.