Staying Up with the Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

November 10th, 2009 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
In honor of one of the greatest Hockey Hall of Fame classes ever, we’re going to be accomplishing one of the greatest running diaries ever.

Or not.

Undoubtedly, tonight is a great night for four of the most dynamic, memorable, talented, and defining players of anyone’s time. We’re even more fortunate that Brian Leetch, Luc Robitaille, Brett Hull, and Steve Yzerman are being inducted on the same night, alongside Lou Lamoriello.

7:01: After some glowing words from current NHL players, the proceedings are thrown over to James Duthie. Which is great because he writes things like this .

That, and he’s a Gemini Award-winner.

7:02: And here’s his co-host, Dick Irvin! Although Dick’s reading this as if he’s got a date after, he’s still as smooth as ever.

7:04: Bill Hay, the Chairman and C.E.O of the Hockey Hall of Fame takes to the podium, introducing them as “fine inductees”.

He also thinks that Steve Yzerman is handsome, Brett Hull got his good looks from his mother, Brian Leetch looked good as a Calder Trophy winner, and so did Luc Robitaille.

The former Calder Trophy winner himself (Hay) just ...

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