It’s going to be a fantastic, exciting weekend as we countdown the minutes to the opening of NHL Free Agency (or Christmas, as we die-hards know it) and we can end months of speculation as to who is going where and what dominoes will ensue. I hope No-trade-a Clause brings all of you (well, some of you anyway) what you’re hoping for.
Also, Happy Canada Day to all my fellow countrymen coast-to-coast (yes, even you Habs and Sens fans) and your families. Have a great, safe long weekend!
Now onto today’s Phenom’s Phunny Photo......
This edition of PPP is more of a tribute rather than poking fun. Recently, four players were named to be inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame this season......arguably the most talented group of players to ever be inducted at the same time. I am absolutely elated about one of these inductions.
No, it’s not Mats Sundin, one of my top-5 favourite Leafs of all time, and a remarkable player unquestionably deserving of this great honour.
No, it’s not Joe Sakic, one of the greatest, most consistent players to ever play the game and a hell of a leader and representative of our great country.
No, it’s not Adam Oates, who grew up not far from me and went to high school with my brother – a school that is practically right behind my house – and had a fabulous career in his own right. He was one of the best passers of my generation and it’s about time he’s getting into the HHOF.
The man I’m so jacked about seeing finally immortalized in the hockey world is one of the most gifted and exciting players that these eyes have ever seen. He was one of the purest goal scorers to ever lace on a pair of skates. The things he could do on the ice defied the laws of physics and would send hopeless defensemen confused and pant-less to the dressing room. He didn’t have as long a career as the other inductees, but the contributions he made while playing in the NHL should not be overlooked. If not for injuries that shortened his career, he’d have continued to terrorize helpless goaltenders and filled many more nets with many more pucks and most likely would have become one of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of the league before he was through.
Of course the man I’m raving about is none other than the Russian Rocket, Pavel Bure.
Congratulations Pavel! You deserve it.