Friday, February 15, 2013

Hockey Hall-of-Famers by Team, 2013 Edition

To make it simpler, I'm including only teams that have played in the NHL since World War II.

1. Montreal Canadiens, 57, the most in all of North American sports: Jacques "Jack" Laviolette, Didier "Cannonball" Pitre, Jimmy Gardner, "Phantom" Joe Malone, Edouard "Newsy" Lalonde, Georges Vezina, Sprague Cleghorn, Joe Hall, Aurèle Joliat, Howie Morenz, Sylvio Mantha, George Hainsworth, Toe Blake (elected as player but an even better coach), Bill Durnan, Elmer Lach, Emile "Butch" Bouchard, Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Doug Harvey, Buddy O'Connor, Kenny Reardon, Bernie Geoffrion, Jean Beliveau, Jacques Plante, Bert Olmstead, Dick Duff, Dickie Moore, Henri Richard (brother of the Rocket, a.k.a. the "Pocket Rocket" due to his lack of height but still great speed), Tom Johnson, Gilles Tremblay (All-Star player but elected as a broadcaster), Lorne "Gump" Worsley, Frank Mahovlich, Jacques Laperrière, Yvan Cournoyer, Jacques Lemaire, Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe, Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Steve Shutt, Bob Gainey, Rod Langway, Patrick Roy, Ambrose O'Brien (co-owner/founder), Joe Cattarinich (co-owner/founder), Leo Dandurand (co-owner/founder), Hartland Molson (owner), William Northey (executive), Tommy Gorman (executive), Frank Selke (executive), Sam Pollock (executive), Dick Irvin Sr. (coach), Scotty Bowman (coach), Danny Gallivan (broadcaster), Rene Lecavalier (broadcaster), Dick Irvin Jr. (broadcaster), Richard Garneau (broadcaster).  Mats Naslund and Guy Carbonneau have not yet been elected, but should be.  Chris Chelios becomes eligible this year.

2. Toronto Maple Leafs, 46: Harry Cameron, Cecil "Babe" Dye, Red Noble, Clarence "Hap" Day, Irvine "Ace" Bailey, Frank "King" Clancy (also coach & executive), Charlie Conacher, Harvey "Busher" Jackson, Joe Primeau (also coached them to the 1951 Cup win), Arthur "Babe" Pratt, Norman "Sweeney" Schriner, Syl Apps, Walter "Turk" Broda, Ted "Teeder" Kennedy (no relation to the Boston Kennedys), Harry Lumley, Harry Watson, Howie Meeker (played for their 1940s Cup teams but elected as a broadcaster), Max Bentley, Norman "Bud" Poile, Gordie Drillon, Tim Horton (yes, the donut guy), George Armstrong, Johnny Bower, Bert Olmstead, Dick Duff, Allan Stanley, Marcel Pronovost, Leonard "Red" Kelly, Terry Sawchuk, Frank Mahovlich, Dave Keon, Bob Pulford, Lanny McDonald, Darryl Sittler, Borje Salming, Doug Gilmour, Mats Sundin, Constantine "Conn" Smythe (coach, executive & owner), Dick Irvin Sr. (coach), George "Punch" Imlach (coach & executive), Jack Bickell (executive), Jim Gregory (executive), Harold Ballard (bastard owner), Bill Hewitt (broadcaster), Foster Hewitt (broadcaster, son of the preceding and the man for whom the Hall's broadcasters' award is named), Wes McKnight (broadcaster), Bob Cole (broadcaster).

3. Detroit Red Wings, 34: Reg Noble, Ebbie Goodfellow, Marty Barry, Syd Howe (no relation to Gordie), Herbie Lewis, Jack Stewart, Bill Quackenbush, George Hay, Bill Gadsby, Sid Abel (elected as player, was also coach, executive & broadcaster), Ted Lindsay, Gordie Howe, Red Kelly, Terry Sawchuk, Marcel Pronovost, Alex Delvecchio, Norm Ullman, Mickey Redmond (was star player for Wings but elected as a broadcaster for them), Marcel Dionne, Steve Yzerman, Larry Murphy, Viacheslav Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Brett Hull, James E. Norris (owner), James D. Norris (owner, son of the preceding), Bruce Norris (owner, brother of the preceding), Mike Ilitch (owner), Jack Adams (coach & executive), Tommy Ivan (coach & executive), Scotty Bowman (coach), Jim Devellano (executive), Budd Lynch (broadcaster), Bruce Martyn (broadcaster).  Nicklas Lidstrom is newly retired and thus not yet eligible.  Chris Chelios becomes eligible this year.  When Dominik Hasek becomes eligible, he can be included here.  Mike Vernon is eligible, but has strangely been denied thus far.

4. Boston Bruins, 32: Frank Frederickson, Ralph "Cooney" Weiland, Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, Eddie Shore, Clarence "Tiny" Thompson, Bill Cowley, Harry Oliver, Marty Barry, Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart, Bobby Bauer, Frank "Mr. Zero" Brimsek, Bob Wilson, Roy Conacher, Ferdinand "Fernie" Flaman, Leo Boivin, Johnny Bucyk, Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, Gerry Cheevers, Brad Park, Jean Ratelle, Ray Bourque, Adam Oates, Cam Neely, Charles Adams (founder & owner), Weston Adams (executive, son of the preceding), George Brown (executive), Walter Brown (owner, son of the preceding, also owned Celtics & Ice Capades), Art Ross (coach & executive), Harry Sinden (coach & executive), Fred Cusick (boradcaster).

5. New York Rangers, 32: Frank Boucher, Bill Cook, Frederick "Bun" Cook (brother of the preceding), Ivan "Ching" Johnson, Neil Colville, Art Coulter, Babe Pratt, Earl Seibert, Bryan Hextall (father of Bryan Jr. & grandfather of Ron), Lynn Patrick (also coach), Edgar Laprade, Buddy O'Connor, Bill Gadsby, Chuck Rayner, Harry Howell, Lorne "Gump" Worsley, Allan Stanley, Andy Bathgate, Eddie Giacomin, Jean Ratelle, Brad Park, Phil Esposito, John Davidson (goaltender for Rangers but elected as broadcaster), Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, John Kilpatrick (owner), Lester Patrick (coach & executive, although he did play 1 memorable Playoff game for Rangers), Emile Francis (goaltender for Rangers but elected as coach & executive), Roger Neilson (coach), Jim Hendy (executive), William Jennings (executive), Sal Messina (broadcaster).  Lester Patrick was the brother of Frank, who was involved with a few pre-NHL teams; the father of Lynn, who is in the Hall of Fame, and Murray, a.k.a. Muzz, who is not but was an All-Star for the Rangers; Lynn was the husband of Dorothy Patrick a Canadian-born actress, and the father of Craig and Glenn (Glenn played in the NHL but never won the Cup).  James Patrick, a Ranger defenseman in the 1980s and briefly coach of the Sabres last year, and his brother Steve Patrick, a Ranger forward in the 1980s, are not related to Lester Patrick, as their father Stephen anglicised their Ukrainian name Patrebka, but the father won Grey Cups with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and also served in the Manitoba provincial legislature.  Neil's brother Matthew "Mac" Colville was an All-Star for the Rangers, but is not in the Hall of Fame.  Neither are Mike Richter and Adam Graves, who are now eligible.  While he is easily identifiable with the Rangers, Stan Fischler has never been an employee of the club, so while he was honored with the HOF's Foster Hewitt Award for broadcasters, he can't be counted as a Rangers Hall-of-Famer.  No, you can't count Wayne Gretzky -- or Doug Harvey, or Bernie Geoffrion, or Jacques Plante.

6. Chicago Blackhawks, 24: Charlie Gardiner, Earl Seibert, Art Coulter, Roy Conacher, Doug Bentley, Max Bentley (brother of the preceding), Bill Mosienko, Bill Gadsby, Pierre Pilote, Bobby "the Golden Jet" Hull, Glenn "Mr. Goalie" Hall, Stan Mikita, Tony Esposito, Michel Goulet, Denis Savard, Ed Belfour, Frederic McLaughlin (owner), Arthur Wirtz (owner), Bill Wirtz (owner), Tommy Ivan (coach), Rudy Pilous (coach), Tommy Gorman (executive), Bob Pulford (executive, good player but never played for Hawks), Lloyd Petit (broadcaster).  Chris Chelios becomes eligible this year.

7. New York Islanders, 10: Denis Potvin, Billy Smith, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies, Dino Ciccarelli, Pat LaFontaine, Al Arbour (coach), Bill Torrey (executive), John "Jiggs" McDonald (broadcaster).  Bobby Nystrom will probably never make it.

8. St. Louis Blues, 9: Glenn Hall, Bernie Federko, Doug Gilmour, Joe Mullen, Brett Hull, Al MacInnis, Scotty Bowman (coach), Lynn Patrick, (executive), Dan Kelly (broadcaster).  Although Doug Harvey and Jacques Plante were among the many Cup-winning veterans the Blues got in their first years, neither was with the team long enough to be included here.  Al Arbour was, but while he was an All-Star as a player, he was elected as an Islander coach, so he can't be counted here, either.

9. Calgary Flames, 8: Lanny McDonald, Al MacInnis, Doug Gilmour, Joe Mullen, Joe Nieuwendyk, Daryl Seaman (owner), Harley Hotchkiss (owner), Cliff Fletcher (executive).  Mike Vernon is eligible, but has strangely been denied thus far.  From their Atlanta days, their only HOFer is Bernie Geoffrion, elected as a Canadiens player, who was the Flames' first coach and then a broadcaster for them.

10. New Jersey Devils, 8: Peter Stastny, Viacheslav Fetisov, Scott Stevens, Joe Nieuwendyk, Jacques Lemaire (coach), Larry Robinson (coach), Lou Lamoriello (executive), Mike Emrick (broadcaster).  Martin Brodeur is still active and therefore ineligible.  Scott Niedermayer becomes eligible this year.  Ken Daneyko will never make it.  Chico Resch might, as a broadcaster.  Nieuwendyk only played 2 seasons for the Devils, but 1 was a Cup season and it's my team and it's my list, so I'm including him as a Devils HOFer.  I am not, however, including Igor Larionov, who was only a one-season Devil, and it wasn't a Cup season.  As the Kansas City Scouts, they had none, unless you count coach & GM Sid Abel, who was elected as a Red Wings player; as the NHL version of the Colorado Rockies, they had Lanny McDonald for 3 seasons.

11. Edmonton Oilers, 7: Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, Glen Sather (coach & executive), Rod Phillips (broadcaster).

12. Los Angeles Kings, 7: Marcel Dionne, Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Jari Kurri, Larry Robinson (also coached for them), Bob Pulford (coach & executive), Bob Miller (broadcaster).

13. Philadelphia Flyers, 7: Bobby Clarke (also coach & executive, in which roles he was usually called "Bob Clarke"), Bernie Parent, Bill Barber, Mark Howe, Ed Snider (owner), Keith Allen (executive), Gene Hart (broadcaster).  Ron Hextall and coach Fred Shero are eligible, but not yet in.  I wouldn't count on Ed Van Impe, Dave Schultz, Brian Propp or Dave Brown getting in.  Nor Pelle Lindbergh, albeit because he got himself killed before he had been around long enough to build up his resume.

14. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7: Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Joe Mullen, Bob Johnson (coach), Craig Patrick (executive, son of Lynn and grandson of Lester), Mike Lange (broadcaster).  Jaromir Jagr is still active and therefore ineligible.  Scotty Bowman coached them for only 1 season, so I can't count it, even if it was their 1992 Stanley Cup, after the death of "Badger Bob," who coached them the season before, won the Cup, and then died.

15. Washington Capitals, 6: Rod Langway, Larry Murphy, Mike Gartner, Scott Stevens, Adam Oates, Ron Weber (broadcaster).

New England/Hartford Whalers, 6: Gordie Howe, Mark Howe (son of the preceding), Dave Keon, Ron Francis, Emile Francis (executive), Chuck Kaiton (broadcaster).

16. Vancouver Canucks, 6: Pavel Bure, Mark Messier (4 seasons with the club), Frank Griffiths (owner), Jake Milford (executive), Roger Neilson (coach), Jim Robson (broadcaster).

17. Buffalo Sabres, 6: Gilbert Perreault, Dale Hawerchuk, Pat LaFontaine, Seymour Knox (executive), Ted Darling (broadcaster), Rick Jeanneret (broadcaster).  When Dominik Hasek becomes eligible, he can be included here.

18. Dallas Stars, 4: Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour, Brett Hull, Bob Gainey (executive).  Guy Carbonneau has not yet been elected, but should be.

Quebec Nordiques, 3: Peter Stastny, Michel Goulet, Joe Sakic.

Minnesota North Stars, 3: Gump Worsley, Dino Ciccarelli, Al Shaver (broadcaster).  The Stars took on players from the failed Oakland Seals/California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons franchise; while that team had some Hall-of-Famers, none can be counted with them.

19. Winnipeg Jets, 2: Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuk.  I'm counting the 2 Jets franchises as one, separate from the Coyotes that the original Jets became, and from the Thrashers that the new Jets were.  If Teppo Numminen is elected (and he should be), he can be counted as a Jet and a Coyote.

20. Carolina Hurricanes, 2: Ron Francis, Chuck Kaiton (broadcaster).

21. Colorado Avalanche, 2: Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy.  A year and a half is not enough to include Ray Bourque.

22. Florida Panthers, 2: Pavel Bure, Bill Torrey (executive).

23. Minnesota Wild, 1: Jacques Lemaire (coach & executive).  He was elected as a player, but he essentially built this franchise.

Atlanta Thrashers, none: If Ilya Kovalchuk is elected, he can be counted as a Thrasher and a Devil.

24. Columbus Blue Jackets, none: If Rick Nash is elected, he can be counted as a Jacket.

25. Nashville Predators, none: No, you can't count Paul Kariya if he is elected (only 2 seasons in Nashville).

26. Anaheim Ducks, none: Paul Kariya, Teemu Selanne and Scott Niedermayer should all make it, but none has yet.

27. Phoenix Coyotes, none: If Teppo Numminen is elected (and he should be), he can be counted as a Jet and a Coyote.

28. Tampa Bay Lightning, none: No, you can't count Denis Savard (only 2 seasons), Dino Ciccarelli (ditto) or Phil Esposito (their first GM).  Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and Steve Stamkos might make it, but they're still active.  Dave Andreychuk is eligible, and did play 4 seasons for the Bolts, but as yet he has not been elected.

29. Ottawa Senators, none: Although there are multiple players who could be credited to the original Silver Seven/Senators (1883-1934), the closest the 1992-established franchise comes is 2 seasons of Roger Neilson on their coaching staff.

30. San Jose Sharks, none: No, you can't count Igor Larionov (one season) or Ed Belfour (2).  Doug Wilson and Owen Nolan should probably be in the Hall, but are not yet in.

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