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People have their opinions whenever the annual Hockey Hall of Fame class is announced. There are annual favorites who get overlooked (Fred Shero and Pat Burns come to mind), as well as personal heroes that fans would love to see in the hall. No one's ever 100% happy about the end result, but this year I generally noticed a lot less angst than usual regarding the class. Pavel Bure, Adam Oates, Mats Sundin, and Joe Sakic will all be entering the Hall in November.
It was assumed that Brendan Shanahan would supplant one of thse four. After all, Shanny's won three Stanley Cups to Bure, Oates, and Sundin's combined none. Hes' won a gold medal. He's played in eight all star games. He has 656 goals and 1354 points. The man looks outstanding in a suit and understands the purpose of no sax. Sure, Oates, Bure, and Sundin have been eligible for a while, but Shanny's resume should outshine them all thanks to those three rings that he has.
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Brendan Shanahan is a Hall of Fame hockey player. What he was able to accomplish on the ice ranks with the all-time greats of the game.
But hockey is rooted in strong traditions and has a code of conduct that one is expected to uphold. Hockey players might be brutish on the ice, but the off-the-ice code calls for them to be gentlemen first and foremost.
Combining talent, personality...
This was Shanahan's first appearance on the Hall ballot, but he looked like a near-lock to earn admission. Continue reading →
I read the release from the Hockey Hall of Fame and couldn’t believe it. Long-time Red Wing Brendan Shanahan, his three Stanley Cups and 600-plus goals won’t be heading to Toronto this year, and I just can’t believe it. It’s insane.That’s it as I’m still sick, but I just can’t believe it. Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are fine players, as is Mats Sundin, but did they win...
By Malik Report standards, five entries in a day is downright delinquent, this sniffly blogger had laid down for an afternoon nap simply because I assumed Brendan Shanahan would obviously be named one of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2012 inductees, only to wake and find out that Adam Oates, Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin were named to the Hall, but not Shanahan on Tuesday afternoon...
And Brendan Shanahan has been unbelievably, unfathomably left out. Bure and Sundin, yes. Shanny…no. It’s so pathetic that it’s hard to even muster any anger over this one.
Continue reading "Shanahan Shafted"
The Hockey Hall of Fame will announce its 2012 induction class tomorrow at 3 PM EDT (the announcement will be televised on TSN and the NHL Network U.S.), and it’s more or less guaranteed that former Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan will receive a phone call from the HHOF’s selection committee sometime on Tuesday morning. As such, DetroitRedWings.com’s Bill Roose spoke to...
Today at 3 PM EDT, TSN and the NHL Network U.S. will air the Hockey Hall of Fame’s announcement of its 2012 induction class, and it’s all but assured that three-time Stanley Cup winner and long-time Red Wing Brendan Shanahan will receive a call from the HHOF’s selection committee sometime this morning.
The present-day Red Wings’ organization has stolen some of the spotlight...
Kings fans, your nightmare is over.
The New Jersey Devils' Patrik Elias returned from his long vacation, unpacked his equipment bag and there it was, the missing puck from the closing moments of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Bounty hunters, feel free to stand down.
Elias had told the Newark Star-Ledger on Wednesday that he thought he did not have the puck but would check...
Soâ¦ What Will Uncle Lou Do? That is the question.
Here is a snapshot of the Devils UFA crop Uncle Lou will be dealing with:
Zach Parise, Martin Brodeur, Bryce Salvador, Alex Ponikarovsky, Johan Hedberg, Ryan Carter, Petr Sykora, Peter Harrold, Steve Bernier, Stephen Gionta, Cam Janssen, Jay Leach, Brad Mills, Tim Sestito.
Much noise has been made of Zach Parise, the...
The New Jersey Devils could be on the verge of filing for bankruptcy.
The NHL could take over the franchise.
An NHL source said, "If the NHL has to take over the Devils, Kovalchuk will be moved".
Ilya is owed 11 million dollars this year and upwards of 11 million dollars the following FOUR years. This is something the Devils simply cannot afford, even with Brodeur...
We're now just three days away from free agency which means NHL franchises, including the New Jersey Devils, are making their last minute push to get players re-signed and to finalize their plans heading into free agency. Here are some notes on the latest with Devils unrestricted free agents, the rise of the salary cap and more.
- It slipped under the radar, but Cam Janssen...
Maybe the Los Angeles Kings can put a picture of it on the side of a milk carton, or post signs around Staples Center.
The puck from the Kings' Stanley Cup Finals championship has not been seen since Game 6 of that series against the New Jersey Devils on June 11.
It was last seen in the glove of Patrik Elias, but the Devils winger tells NJ.com that he doesn't have it.
For some reason I couldn't find a similar picture of Sundin...
Shanahan was up for the Hockey Hall of Fame this year and I haven't wrote about it, because, well, I figured I'd get to it when he was inducted. Because of course he'd be inducted right? Going against the likes of Bure and Sundin, talented guys but ones who never won anything, Shanny and Sakic were...