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The Hockey Hall of Fame has opened its doors to four new members.
Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour and Mark Howe were presented with rings at the hall Monday morning.
Howe was a converted defenseman whose smooth skating and crisp passing helped the Flyers twice reach the Stanley finals. Nieuwendyk was a quiet leader who won three Stanley Cups with three teams.
Belfour was a goaltender who finished his career third on the NHL's career win list. Gilmour was a heart-and-soul player who got the most out of his modest size.
Howe had been eligible for more than a decade, but now joins his superstar father in the shrine. Gordie Howe sat in the front row during Monday's ceremony.
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Doug Gilmour, Joe Nieuwendyk and Ed Belfour; three former members of the Maple Leafs, along with defenseman Mark Howe will be honored tonight in the annual Hockey Hall Of Fame Game at the Air Canada Center.
Joe Nieuwendykâs storied career includes three Stanley Cup victories with Calgary, Dallas and New Jersey, a Calder Trophy, a Conn Smythe Trophy, a Olympic gold medal,...
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Today the Hockey Hall of Fame inducted four more players: Ed Belfour, Joe Nieuwendyk, Doug Gilmour and Mark Howe. As always, the inductees are quickly praised before the hockey world debates who should have been inducted, but wasn’t. And for another year, the Pavel Bure argument has gained more momentum.
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TORONTO — As Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour and Mark Howe took their place in the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, they reflected on careers that had them standing together on the sport's grandest stage.
As Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour and Mark Howe took their place in the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, they reflected on careers that had them standing together on the sport's grandest stage.
Former Stars teammates Joe Nieuwendyk and Ed Belfour were among the inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame and both won a Stanley Cup together in 1999 with Dallas.
The NHL announced the 2011 Hall of Fame class this week, and two of the four members have a history in New Jersey.
Joe Nieuwendyk played two seasons with the Devils from 2001-2003 after being traded to New Jersey from the Dallas Stars, registering 19 goals and 56 points in 94 games. He was also part of the 2002-2003 Stanley Cup team, where he posted 17 goals and 28 assists during...
The Versus crew explains why Doug Gilmour, Joe Nieuwendyk, Mark Howe, and Ed Belfour stood out. (NBC Sports)
TORONTO • As Doug Gilmour, Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour, and Mark
Howe took their place in the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, they
reflected on careers that had them standing together on the sport's
When the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame class was first revealed, Mark Howe was the story. Not only because his 13-year wait for induction called for both astonishment and scrutiny — the case for being the best defenseman not in the Hall was frequently made — but because he comes from hockey royalty.
(The "defenseman" angle was always interesting, given how good he was on...