Will Alexander Mogilny Finally Make Hockey Hall of Fame?

Will Alexander Mogilny Finally Make Hockey Hall of Fame?
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The NHL will select which players will be inducted to the Hall of Fame for 2023 on June 21. The Hall of Fame selection process always has attracted much publicity, whether it be from fans happy their favorite player got in, disappointed he is out, or confused why a player they don’t think deserves to be in was selected.

One player who has drawn a ton of interest when it comes to his Hall of Fame case is Alexander Mogilny. Mogilny, 54, has been eligible for induction since 2009 but has yet to hear his name called.

With another round of members soon to be announced, EmpireStakes.com – your source for New York sports betting - decided to develop hypothetical odds of Mogilny hearing his name called this year using statistics and resumes of current Hockey Hall of Fame players.

Mogilny, of course, resonates with hockey fans in New York after playing his first six seasons with the Buffalo Sabres.

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Will Mogilny Be Inducted into 2023 Hall of Fame Class?

DecisionPercentage ChanceOdds
🏒 Will Be Inducted into 2023 Class41.7%+140
🏒 Will Not Be Inducted into 2023 Class58.3%-140


The Case for Mogilny

The NHL waits until its playoffs are wrapped up before announcing its newest class for the Hall of Fame.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs finals begin Saturday when the Florida Panthers visit the Vegas Golden Knights. BetMGM NY has Vegas as a -130 favorite to win the series, which will wrap up before the June 21 Hall of Fame announcement.

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After a new team gets to hoist the Stanley Cup, we will see how Mogilny fares.

If you look at the body of work Mogilny has put together in his career, it is a bit surprising to see his Hall of Fame odds so low. But with more than 10 years of opportunities gone by, the induction committee clearly has agreed thus far.

With a 41.7% chance of being inducted, the hypothetical odds are +140 for him to make it in. There are several reasons for Mogilny to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He has seemingly checked off every box imaginable, scoring 473 goals and 1032 points over 990 NHL games, in addition to his totals and success in international play and overseas.

Mogilny had a tough road to the NHL, as he had to sneak out of Sweden after the 1989 World Junior Championships to escape the Soviet Union and head to the best league in the world. Once he arrived, he lit the league on fire early and often, scoring on his very first shift.

He had a 76-goal season in 1993, a feat matched by very few NHL players in history. That 1993 season was one of his two career 100-point seasons. His numbers are very comparable to fellow Soviets Sergei Fedorov and Pavel Bure, two former linemates of his who already are in the Hall.

Mogilny also had team success, winning the Stanley Cup with New Jersey in 2000 after a trade deadline deal brought him there from Vancouver.

He also has won Olympic Gold, a World Championship and a World Junior Hockey Championship.

Each year there are more potential Hall of Fame inductees that become eligible once their careers have been over for three years. This has hurt Mogilny before, especially in years where several first-time candidates have strong cases. This year, only Henrik Lundqvist seems to have a rock-solid case to make the Hall. Maybe that will mean that Mogilny finally gets the much-deserved honor of being in the Hall of Fame.



Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for EmpireStakes.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports teams, with a focus on a league's favorite players and teams. In New York, that includes his specialty, the NHL, and the Rangers, Islanders and Sabres.

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