Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lincoln Stars Hall of Fame Induction...who gets in?

This past Friday before the Stars - Storm game, Lincoln Stars president Jim Pflug let the cat out of the bag by stating on the radio that the Stars would induct "somewhere between one and five players" into the Lincoln Stars Hall of Fame this Friday night before the Stars' home opener against the Youngstown Phantoms.  Currently, only four former players/coaches are in the Stars Hall of Fame:


So that begs the question....who gets inducted Friday night?  Which former players deserve to have their names hang on the banner located on the south end of the IceBox?  If I had to guess, I'd go with David Backes, Jared Boll, and Nick Fouts.  However, there are many other players that are just as worthy.  Regardless of who is inducted, I'm sure it will be a really cool ceremony.  Hope to hear from a lot of you out there.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Backes RPotulny Lamoureux Fornier

Anonymous said...

Ryan Potulny. Might be the best player that wore a Stars jersey

Anonymous said...

I vote for all three for different reasons. Backes and Boll get in not only for their accomplishments for the stars, but also in the NHL. Any player that plays for a USHL team and has a productive career in the NHL deserve serious consideration. Backes and Boll have both done this, not to mention Backes in the Olympics. Fouts deserves to be in also. When he played, he was a fan favorite. One of the all time fan favorites. All around a team player not to mention he would stand up to anyone. Everyone knew him. I was even around people that never watched hockey, but went to the Stars to see "This Fouts guy". Then he returned to coach, giving again to the Stars. If reynolds deserves to be in, which he does, so does Fouts.


P.S. Your welcome for the article idea. Anytime I can help out this blog I will.

Longtime Fan

nutz4puckz said...

Too soon for Brandon Bollig? Too soon for Jason Gregoire?

That's going to be cool. Could not wait for the opener as it was and now this. AWESOME!!

BellTolls said...

I like all your picks Yeti. Seems like Backes and Boll should be shoe-ins. And someone said Fouts was coming back from Washington for the home opener, so he seems like an obvious selection. Only question for me is, is there a fourth somewhere out there??

BellTolls said...

I would imagine Brandon Bollig will be inducted someday. Probably too soon right now. Maybe not the most skilled guy we've ever had, but the biggest fan favorite by far (sorry Reeks) and the best fighter I've ever seen in person.

Nighthawk said...

I think Reekie should definitely be inducted someday. The 2007-2008 season started off bleakly but was on FIRE all through playoffs, and ending with the heartbreaking game 5 in Omaha. Personally I think that was the best season since '96, we had such a great team that year.

Anonymous said...

He's kind of been forgotten with all the new fans that have come within the last 5 years or so, but my favorite player will always be Wayne Russell. He was the biggest fan favorite I've seen since being a Stars fan. Although he didn't move onto a higher level of play after the USHL, I still believe he was the best goalie to wear a Stars uniform.

Like I said, he's kind of been forgotten, but I think he should be in the Hall of Fame.

tzweeb said...

should there be a time limit away from playing before you can qualify?? there have been many players that stood out for more then their playing skills, ie off ice personality, that has made them fan favs.
the most recent that top my list are...
JJ Koehler
Eli Vlaisavljevich
Jason Gregoire
Ryan Kretzer
its hard for me to pick a goalie but there are a few too, but REEKIE WINS!!

tzweeb said...

almost forgot that probably the most loved was Mike Dalhuisen.

BellTolls said...

Gregoire was phenomenal. He has to be in someday.

PeruStarsFan said...

This may be out of context here, but concerning time away before being inducted. All Major Sports except golf have a 10 year period after retirement before they can be inducted. That would probably be too long. Then again when you figure 4 in college, maybe not. My vote would be for a minimum of six years from the last USHL season.

Once again, the selection should be based on their time as a star (both performance on and off the ice), but it would be nice to be able to include some post USHL stuff in the resume.

I would agree that we have seen some Hall of Famers in the last few years, and I am sure we are not finished. We are going to need more rafters.