Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Future Hall of Famers

By Graeme Perrow

After my recent article on Steve Toll and then the NLL Best Player's bracket over at InLaxWeTrust, I decided to go through the league and see who else should someday qualify for the Hall of Fame. For fun, I broke the list into four categories: No-brainers are those who would be inducted if they retired tomorrow. Likely Candidates are those who might not make it right now, but if their careers last a few more years with a similar level of success, would probably make it. Some Debate is the fun one – those who have had (or are having) good careers, but perhaps not quite to the Hall of Fame level. And Too Early are those who have had great careers so far and seem to have enormous upside but simply haven't played long enough to make a real decision. I've left rookies out entirely because it's too early in their careers even to put them on the Too Early list.

I've listed the players in alphabetical order in each list.

Did I miss anyone, or put anyone in the wrong list? Leave a comment and tell me why!

No-Brainers

Dan Dawson
Steve Dietrich
Colin Doyle
Chris Driscoll
John Grant
Tracey Kelusky
Pat O'Toole
Casey Powell
Gavin Prout
Lewis Ratcliff
Josh Sanderson
John Tavares
Steve Toll
Kaleb Toth
Bob Watson
Shawn Williams

Likely Candidates

Ryan Cousins
Blaine Manning
Andrew McBride
Pat McCready
Brodie Merrill
Mark Steenhuis
Cam Woods
Taylor Wray

Some Debate

Mike Accursi
Rob Blasdell
Sandy Chapman
Anthony Cosmo
Scott Evans
Shawn Evans
John Gallant
Darryl Gibson
Rory Glaves
Brian Langtry
Pat Maddalena
Brandon Miller
Gee Nash
Phil Sanderson
Scott Self
Jamie Shewchuk
Derek Suddons
Luke Wiles
Aaron Wilson
Jeff Zywicki

Too Early

Mac Allen
Ryan Benesch
Garrett Billings
Callum Crawford
Dane Dobbie
Rhys Duch
Athan Iannucci
Stephan LeBlanc
Paul Rabil
Scott Ranger
Jeff Shattler
Geoff Snider
Matt Vinc

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