June 26, 2012 |
Mats Sundin's reaction told the story. "Are you serious?" he said. Sundin, who played 13 of his 18 NHL seasons with Toronto, couldn't quite believe the call from the hall. That would be the Hockey Hall of Fame. Sundin, Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates were elected to Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The induction ceremony is Nov. 12 in Toronto. Among those eligible this year for the first time but not elected was Brendan Shanahan, who is the league's chief disciplinarian.
June 26, 2012 |
Mats Sundin's immediate reaction told the story. "Are you serious?" he said. "You made my whole year. " Sundin, who played 13 of his 18 NHL seasons with Toronto, couldn't quite believe the call from the Hall of Fame. Sundin, Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates were elected to the Hall on Tuesday. Sundin is the second Swedish player in the Hall, joining Borje Salming, another Maple Leafs icon. The induction ceremony is Nov. 12 in Toronto. Among those eligible this year for the first time but not elected was Brendan Shanahan, who is the league's chief disciplinarian.
December 12, 2011 |
+ Congratulations to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame's newest class, which was scheduled for induction Monday at a ceremony in Chicago. Well-deserved honors for former players Chris Chelios, Gary Suter and Keith Tkachuk, longtime Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider, and broadcaster Mike Emrick. + The Minnesota Wild is not boring. The once sleep-inducing team has outscored opponents, 25-12, in winning seven straight games and leads the NHL with 43 points. The Wild has speed, a great forecheck and fine goaltending.
November 8, 2010 |
Their journey began like so many others. Cammi Granato couldn't wait to come home from school and play hockey in the basement of her family's home in Downers Grove, Ill., outside Chicago. One of two girls among six kids, she'd wrestle and tussle with her brothers and play goal if that's what it took to get in the game. She dreamed of wearing a Blackhawks uniform someday and was crushed when she realized that door was closed to her. For Angela James , playing hockey was something all the kids did in her Toronto neighborhood.
June 22, 2010 |
Dino Ciccarelli was the only former NHL player elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2010, but he will be joined in the players' category by two pioneers of the women's game. Ciccarelli, who began his career with the Minnesota North Stars and played for five teams over 19 NHL seasons, scored 608 goals and 592 assists in 1,232 games. Also elected was Cammi Granato , who led Team USA to the gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics, the first Games that included a women's hockey tournament.
November 10, 2009 |
Whoever wrote the script summarizing Luc Robitaille's career for the highlight film that accompanied his hockey Hall of Fame induction Monday got it wrong. "All Luc Robitaille did was score goals," the narrator intoned, but that wasn't true. Robitaille scored a lot of goals -- 668 of them. And 1,394 points, the most ever by a left wing in NHL history. But that's no more a description of Robitaille than calling Wayne Gretzky a hockey player. Robitaille was the heart of the Kings through good times and bad, for 14 of his 19 NHL seasons.