Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/19/14

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30: Brendan Shanahan #18 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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 away from Shanahan’s day in the sun, however. The general manager who took over after Scotty Bowman snagged Shanahan from the Hartford Whalers is doing his best to ensure that the standard of excellence to which the organization’s held itself since Shanahan’s time with the team, the standard of excellence the team was able to maintain when Steve Yzerman retired and Shanahan moved along six summers ago, and the standard of excellence the team was able to maintain while Nicklas Lidstrom played for them will not slip. Continue reading "Red Wings overnight report: It’s Shanny’s day, but the Red Wings are ‘selling’ t...
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