The W
Views: 101471383
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
20.12.14 0911
The W - Hockey - Hall of Fame Inductions
This thread has 32 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.37
Pages: 1
(495 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (8 total)
Dagent913
Bockwurst








Since: 18.11.02
From: Strong Island

Since last post: 3730 days
Last activity: 3261 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.07
http://www.nhl.com/hockeyu/halloffame/fuhr_lafontaine.html

The inductions to the Hockey Hall of Fame are this Monday (11/3), and amongst this year's class is Pat LaFontaine. This is pretty noteworthy for me since as a very young Islanders fan, LaFontaine was my first favorite player. My parents used to take my brother and I to games at Nassau Coliseum all the time, and even though I'd cheer for the whole team, I'd always watch what Pat would do very closely, and was always thrilled whenever he'd get the puck just because I knew he'd light that red lamp and cause a huge commotion in the Coliseum.

The best moment of my LaFontaine fandom was when he gave my mom autographed posters to give to my brother and I. Y'see, when he was living on Long Island, he'd go to the bank my mother worked at at the time, and I guess she told him how much we loved the guy, so he came back bearing those great gifts (we've still got 'em too!).

Anyway, sorry to be so sappy, but seeing the article linked above brought back a lot of great memories from childhood. I hope you never have to see me like this ever again.



What if your grandfather was a kazoo?
Promote this thread!
Freeway
Scrapple








Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 363 days
Last activity: 50 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
Meanwhile, Grant Fuhr becomes something like the second or third former Calgary Flame to enter the Hall...and I think the only Flames & Oiler player to enter.

EDIT: Other former Flames in the Hall: Joe Mullen, Lanny McDonald & Coach Bob Johnson. Former Flames goalie coach Glenn Hall is also in there.

(edited by Freeway420 on 2.11.03 0134)


FLAMES: 4-3-0-0; 8 pts; Oilers SUCK
STAMPEDERS: 5-13; Season Over, thankfully
SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS: 10 Remain [Tijuana, Osten, Andrew, RyanO, Darrah, Jon, Shawn, Rupert, Christa & Sandra]
Bullitt
Shot in the dark








Since: 11.1.02
From: Houston

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 7 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
You know you're getting old when guys you grew up watching are getting inducted into the Hall of Fame.

And I have to agree with Dagent, LaFontaine was always one of my favorites. Always a class guy and a joy to watch.

Now if we could only get some support to get Mike Krushelnyski into the Hall. :)




Buck 65...Talkin' Honky Blues out now
Freeway
Scrapple








Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 363 days
Last activity: 50 days
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
Krushelnyski RULED. Hall of Fame worthy? Maybe. (569 points in 879 NHL games). Looking back to old Flames teams, there were so many players that should/will be inducted into the Hall: Kent Nilsson (686 points in 553 games), Theo Fleury (1088 points in 1084 games), Joe Nieuwendyk (1018 points in 1124 games), Gary Roberts (761 points in 969 games), Mike Vernon, Brett Hull (1331 points in 1193 games), Reggie Lemelin, Al MacInnis (1274 points in 1416 games) & Gary Suter (845 points in 1145 games).



FLAMES: 4-3-0-0; 8 pts; Oilers SUCK
STAMPEDERS: 5-13; Season Over, thankfully
SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS: 10 Remain [Tijuana, Osten, Andrew, RyanO, Darrah, Jon, Shawn, Rupert, Christa & Sandra]
Simba
Frankfurter








Since: 7.8.02
From: Boston, MA

Since last post: 2562 days
Last activity: 2170 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.20
Two very worthy additions to the hall. Fuhr was a monster in his day, and I don't think Gretzky would have the amount of championships if not for him.

Pat LaFontaine was another great player. I first remember seeing him in the 1984 Olympics and hoping that he could somehow pull off another Miracle with that team.



Reserved for future use.
BigVitoMark
Lap cheong








Since: 10.8.02
From: Queen's University, Canada

Since last post: 3436 days
Last activity: 3345 days
ICQ:  
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
    Originally posted by Freeway420
    Krushelnyski RULED. Hall of Fame worthy? Maybe. (569 points in 879 NHL games). Looking back to old Flames teams, there were so many players that should/will be inducted into the Hall: Kent Nilsson (686 points in 553 games), Theo Fleury (1088 points in 1084 games), Joe Nieuwendyk (1018 points in 1124 games), Gary Roberts (761 points in 969 games), Mike Vernon, Brett Hull (1331 points in 1193 games), Reggie Lemelin, Al MacInnis (1274 points in 1416 games) & Gary Suter (845 points in 1145 games).


I hope I'm just missing the sarcasm here, because the only guys on that list that are HoF worthy are Hull, MacInnis, maybe Nieuwendyk, and possibly Fleury. Hall of Fame doesn't mean Hall of Good. The day Kent Nilsson or Reggie Lemelin cracks the Hall is the day the Hall loses any and all credibility it ever had.
Dave Gagnon
Mettwurst








Since: 25.7.03
From: Rimouski

Since last post: 3761 days
Last activity: 3758 days
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
Actually, I think that FUHR would not have as much championships if Gretzky (and Messier and Kurri and Coffey for that matter) wasn't there at the time.



The 20 worst writers of the IWC! Read it at www.1ryderfakin.com/gagnonmain.htm !!!
evilwaldo
Lap cheong








Since: 7.2.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 3466 days
Last activity: 3246 days
AIM:  
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
I don't know. Gretsky and Kurri were never the type to play a lot of defense. By having someone behind them as good as Fuhr it allowed them to play a more wide open style. You could compare it to Bill Cartwright on the Bulls. His defensive presence on the Bulls allowed Jordan and Pippen to play more aggressive.



mmmmmm, Breakfast (x-entertainment.com)
Thread rated: 5.37
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Leafs In San Jose
Next thread: Flames Acquire Mikka Kiprusoff
Previous thread: Hey Leafs fans ...
(495 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Roberto Luongo's pretty much history in Vancouver, according to, among other media outlets, the Toronto Star. He seems to have his eye on Chicago or Florida...but where would he be better used? I'm still hoping Luongo will sign with Toronto.
- Oliver, Luongo to....? (2012)
Related threads: white jerseys on the road? - 2003-04 Hockey Night in Canada Schedule - 03-04 ESPN/ABC TV Schedule - More...
The W - Hockey - Hall of Fame InductionsRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.079 seconds.