We here at Notinhalloffame.com have another major update that we are excited to present to all of you.

Recently, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced that Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley would be the Class of 2015.  Once a Hall of Fame Class is announced, our next task is obvious….work on the next list!

We here at Notinhalloffame.com have created the new list and it is a little different than it has been in years past.  What we mean by that is that for the first time ever we do not have any new entry that placed in our top ten.  For that matter, we do not have any new entry that made the top twenty!

Let’s take a look at the new Notinhalloffame.com top ten and the new entries, shall we?

For the first time ever, former NHL Hart Trophy winner, Eric Lindros ascends to the top of the list.  Lindros rocketed from the #7 spot and in our opinion is in the best spot of his career to potentially make the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Don Cherry, the enigmatic coach of “Coach’s Corner” remains at number 2.  Cherry, a former Jack Adams Trophy winner might be the most known personality on the hockey list. 

Coming in at #3 is Sergei Makarov, a Soviet born player who was in the NHL at the tail end of his career.  Makarov moved up three spots from last year.

At #4 is Paul Kariya, a former Anaheim Duck who moved up from number six.  Kariya is a former seven time NHL All Star. 

The number #5 spot belongs to Mark Recchi who also moved up three spots.  

Number #6 on the Notinhalloffame.com countdown belongs to Thereon Fleury who also moved up a few spots.  

The #7 spot belongs to Alexander Mogilny, who moved up from the #11 spot. 

The number #8 spot on this years’ countdown belongs to Dave Andreychuck, who holds the record for the most power play goals in the game.  

The #9 slot belongs to Bernie Nicholls, who is having his best offensive numbers for the list and the highest ranking ever of his career.

Rounding out the top ten of the 2016 list is Jeremy Roenick who moved to the elite top ten.



For the first time since we began our site, this will be the first time where there will be no new eligible entry for the top ten, in fact none of the new eligible players cracked the top twenty-five.

The highest debut this year belongs to Alex Kovalev, who makes his Notinhalloffame.com hockey debut at #33.  The Russian is a former Second Team All Star.

Kovalev is joined by Roman Hamrlik (#85) and Miroslav Satan (#91) also make their first appearance on the list.

There is a new debut on our list, but not of a first year eligible player as the late defenceman, Carol Vadnais, takes the #100 spot.

With no surefire first year inductees eligible for the Hall, could this propel the Hockey Hall of Fame to induct men like Lindros, who many feel have been passed over for a few years.

If it is going to happen, 2016 seems like a wide open window to us!

So with this major update set up here at Notinhalloffame.com, you know what we want you to do right?

We encourage all of you to take a look and cast your votes and make your voices be heard.  If you have not voted on anything previously, we ask you to tell us your thoughts!

     











Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t, but we had a logo change here at Notinhalloffame.com.

 

Since the inception of our site in 2009, our core logo has always had an image of a filmstrip with four different potential Hall of Famers from respective fields.  We have alternated from Pete Rose and Barry Bonds for baseball[1], Don Cherry for Hockey and in the past we have had Alice Cooper, Rush, Kiss (who would all get in) and now currently Deep Purple representing Rock and Roll.

 

The WWE, had always been represented by an iconic picture of Randy “Macho Man” Savage holding the Intercontinental Title.  Savage had fallen so far out of favor with the WWE that it almost literally took his death and a few years in top of it to get him into the Hall.

 

With Savage’s induction, a new WWE figure was needed…something that pops out right away.

 

We have elected to go with former three time Tag Team Champions, Demolition.

 

I know what some of you might be thinking.  Ax and Smash aren’t even in your top twenty-five and there has been little push for them to get in.  That may be, however this was a very popular team in their day, and damned if that look doesn’t stick out on the logo!

 

Besides with Bruno Sammartino, The Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage now in, the ones who are no longer active or deceased who NEEDED to be there are now there.  That makes the other spot a lot harder to fill, so why not with a tandem of a former Masked Superstar and Soviet sympathizer? 

 

For the record, here are the other wrestling personalities that had been considered to take the spot of the “Macho Man” on the Notinhalloffame.com logo.

 

Owen Hart

Lou Thesz

“Ravishing” Rick Rude

“The British Bulldog”, Davey Boy Smith

Ivan Koloff

 

So there it is. 

 

Our current Notinhalloffame.com logo has Barry Bonds, Don Cherry, Demolition and Deep Purple.

 

Who will be the next one from our logo who will have to be removed because he/they got into their respective Hall of Fame?

 

As always, we here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank you for your support and look forward to your feedback!



[1] With the PED controversy, it seemed more appropriate to interject a steroids guy over a gambler.  Notice we didn’t say “inject”!

Number two is endorsing number one.



At least that is how it is for us at Notinhalloffame.com feel as last night, Don Cherry who is ranked #2 on our Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List emphatically spoke on how our #1 man on the Hockey List, Eric Lindros, should be in.



“When he was a junior player, he played for Oshawa, he won the Memorial Cup; he was player of the year in junior; at 18 years old he played in the Canada Cup and when they won, he was a force; 760 [NHL] games, 875 points; 53 playoff games, he got 57 points; Legion of Doom, [Mikael] Renberg and [John] LeClair, a highest-scoring line maybe of all time; most dominant player for five years; seven times an All-Star; NHL MVP, the Hart Trophy; top scorer in the NHL, the Art Ross; two [World Junior Championships] golds; captain of the Olympics; and when he retired, he gave $5 million to the hospital, And he isn’t in the Hall of Fame!”



Mr. Cherry we agree, but guess what?  So should you!



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 notinhalloffame.com 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 Notinhalloffame.com 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 Notinhalloffame.com.











It was not that long ago that the Hockey Hall of Fame selected four former National Hockey League players to their institution, all of which were ranked in our top ten on our Notinhalloffame.com Hockey List. They are Teemu Selanne (#1), Paul Kariya (#3), Mark Recchi (#4) and Dave Andreychuk (#10). As such it is time for us to present our new list of those to consider for the Hockey Hall of Fame for 2018.

When putting together any new list we obviously remove the recently inducted but add on those who we consider worthy. We also look at the opinions that all of you have given and the votes you cast on each former player on the list.

Let’s get right to it shall we?

Debuting on our list at #1 is Goalie, Martin Brodeur. The long time New Jersey Devil did it all in the NHL, including winning the Calder, the Vezina four times and winning three Stanley Cups and an Olympic Gold Medal. He should be a first ballot lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Returning to #2 is Don Cherry, the acid tongued commentator who has been a fixture on Hockey Night in Canada for decades.

Martin St. Louis, the 2004 Hart & Art Ross Trophy winner makes his first appearance at #3. That same year he would lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first Stanley Cup win. He is also a three time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy.

Alexander Mogilny moved up to #4 from #6. The Russian had the most Goals in the 1992-93 season and is a six time All Star.

Former Calgary Flame, Theoren Fleury moved up two spots to his highest ever rank of #5. He was a seven time All Star.

Bernie Nicholls also achieved his highest rank with a move up to #6. He is a three time All Star.

Longtime Ottawa Senator, Daniel Alfredsson moves up to #7 and is in his second year of eligibility. The Swedish star was a six time All Star.

Nine time All Star Jeremy Roenick comes in at #8.

John LeClair makes his first appearance in the top ten holding #9 on the list. The Vermont born player is a two time First Team All Star.

Pierre Turgeon rounds out the top ten. The four time All Star makes his biggest jump from #14 to #10.

Brodeur and St. Louis are not the only ones to debut on the list this year. Former blueliner, Sergei Gonchar debuts at #27.

At present, the list goes up to 106 former players, with our intent

The entire revised list can be found here.

You know what we want you to do! Take a look at our revisions and give us your opinions!

2. Don Cherry

On paper, how is it possible that a hockey player who logged only one game in the NHL and is best remembered as a coach for a too many men on the ice call that cost his Boston Bruins a chance at a Stanley Cup birth possibly enter the Hockey Hall of fame?. Well, when that former player and coach is Don Cherry; who may be very well be the most well known man in hockey north of the border.