Before the draft on Friday and completely lost in amongst World Cup coverage, the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame announced it's new inductees this afternoon.
You'd think this would be a big deal... but it's World Cup EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE ALL THE TIME 24/7 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! FOOTY!!!!!!!!!
so it became kind of a footnote like everything else in "the other sports" lately... It was three days before I found out that some pitcher threw a no hitter awhile back. That never even made it onto the sports pages here... the actual or the digital... I saw it on one of the blogs that blogger decided to let me read.
(btw, is blogger pissing everyone else off as much as me lately? I mean, more than usual?)
Anyways.... while Brazil hammers Cameroon, here are the newest Hall of Famers, rookie card style. Posted in order of merit.
Pat Burns - head coach. 1988-2004 (posthumously)
Pat Burns damn well should've been elected 4-5 years ago. While he was alive to see it.
14 years for four teams and he missed the playoffs once. 501W 353L 151T and a Stanley Cup.
Mike Modano 1989-2011
1499 games 561 goals 813 assists 1374 points +139 7 All Star games 1 Stanley Cup
Dominik Hasek 1991-2008
6 Vezina trophies, 3 Jennings trophies (shared) 2 Hart trophies and 2 Ted Lindsey awards.
He won Stanley Cups in 2002 and 2008, both with Detroit.
Peter Forsberg 1995-2011
708 games 249 goals 636 assists for 885 points +238
a Calder, Art Ross, and Hart trophy along with two Stanley Cups on his mantle.
meh. Were there any more deserving players that did not get elected? Yes.
Rob Blake 1989-2010
He scored 240 goals and 537 assists in 1270 games.
um... I've heard he's a nice guy. Likes animals. Good with kids.... does charity work. Pays his taxes.
yeah... I got nuthin'... but he's the "B" wing of the Hall with Glen Anderson, Clark Gillies, Grant Fuhr, Bernie Federko, and a couple of others... congrats I guess.
Oh look! Brazil just scored again! GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!!