Who were the biggest NHL 100 omissions?
LOS ANGELES -- If the Internet has taught us anything, it’s that lists are made to be dissected.
On Friday night that theory was tested.
And proven true.
The NHL unveiled the remaining 67 members of its top 100 list at the Microsoft Theater this evening and, as the night progressed, discussions both in-house and on social media went from who got in... to who was left out.
A quick rundown of some prominent omissions, all enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame:
-- Former Blackhawks defenseman and captain Pierre Pilote, a three-time Norris winner.
-- Dale Hawerchuk, a five-time All-Star and Calder winner who sits 18th all time in scoring.
-- Larry Murphy, a four-time Cup winner and one of the highest-scoring d-men of all time.
-- Michel Goulet, a four-time 50-goal scorer.
-- Joe Mullen, a three-time Cup winner and one of the highest-scoring Americans in league history.
-- Rod Langway, who twice won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman.
-- Cam Neely and Clark Gillies, two of the finest power forwards of their generations.
Some other noteworthy snubs include:
-- Evgeni Malkin, who’s captured a pair of Cups, a Hart Trophy and a Conn Smythe.
-- Joe Thornton, currently 24th all-time in NHL scoring.
-- Zdeno Chara, Cup-winner and Norris Trophy winner.
-- Jarome Iginla, one of the premier goalscorers of this generation.
There are many more worth considering. Follow up in the comments section, and let us know who you think is missing from the NHL100 list.