50 People Who Should Be Enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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                                                        Fred Shero was one of the most innovative and successful head coaches in the NHL during the 1970s. He had a far-reaching influence on the game of hockey, and his exclusion from the Hockey Hall of Fame remains a bit of a mystery.

                                                        Shero won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Flyers in 1974 and 1975, making Philadelphia the first NHL expansion team to win a title. His teams played a very rough—most would say even dirty—style, and their constant brawling tactics earned them the nickname "The Broad Street Bullies."

                                                        "Freddy the Fog" was also one of the first NHL coaches to study Russian and European training methods, and adapted some of them to the NHL game. He also was the first NHL head coach to hire a full-time assistant.

                                                        Shero led the Flyers back to the Stanley Cup Final in 1976, but they fell to the Montreal Canadiens. He led Philadelphia to back-to-back appearances in the semifinals in 1977 and 1978 before leading the New York Rangers to a surprise run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1979.

                                                        Shero finished his NHL coaching career with a 390-225-119 record. His son Ray is now GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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                                                                  Andre Lacroix is the all-time leading scorer in WHA history. Because his accomplishments came in the "other" league, he has been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

                                                                  Lacroix was one of the early stars for the Philadelphia Flyers, but he really became a star in 1972-73 when he signed with the Philadelphia Blazers of the WHA. Lacroix scored more than 100 points for six straight WHA seasons. His best season came in 1974-75, when he had 106 assists and 147 points playing for the San Diego Mariners.

                                                                  Twice Lacroix led the WHA in scoring, and he was named to the league's postseason All Star Team three times. When the WHA put together an All-Star Team to take on the Russians in 1974, Lacroix was named to the club and finished No. 2 on Team Canada in scoring.

                                                                  He finished his career with 198 points in 325 NHL games and 798 points in 551 WHA contests.

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                                                                                                        Source : http://www.bleacherreport.com/articles/1404429-nhl-50-people-who-should-be-enshrined-in-the-hockey-hall-of-fame

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