Morning Free Association: Hockey Hall of Fame

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The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 was announced yesterday in Toronto. Former NHL players Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, and Doug Wilson made the cut along with Hockey Canada goaltender Kim St. Pierre. Longtime GM Ken Holland will be inducted in the Builder category.

Iginla and Hossa both were inducted on their first year of eligibility. Doug Wilson had to wait 24 years, Lowe 19. Iginla is the first black hockey player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player; Willie O’Ree, the first black NHL player, was inducted in 2018 as a Builder.

Obviously, Iggy was thrilled.

Jarome Iginla only played for the Bruins for a single season, 2013-2014, but he made a huge impression on his teammates.

Thinking about how much his fellow players on that team loved him, I was reminded of his first return to Calgary after the 2013 season, in which he had been traded to the Penguins. Chara et al wouldn’t let him come off the ice so easily during his third star of the game celebration.

Congratulations Iggy!

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Great to see Iggy get into the hall – I figured he’d get there fairly quickly. The hockey hall voters are so much less prissy than the baseball & football voters. None of that “Yes, Terrell Owens may have been one of the 5 most dominant wide receivers of all time, but he was such a disruptive attention whore – of course I’m not going to vote him in in his first year of eligibility!” nonsense. I’m sure that it helps that so many NHL players are HockeyBot2000 clones.

And it’s long overdue for Willie O’Ree to get in, even if he was a comparatively unspectacular player.

The NHL Network had a special on O’Ree about a week ago – it was pretty cool.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I liked the Wilie O’Ree doc. He may win for World’s Most Nicest and Humble Guy.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Congrats to Iggy!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning all.

That was a great team we had that year. Deserved to go deeper.

Currently melting in our ‘office space’ – a desk in the cubby under the stairs that is usually freezing even when it’s nice outside!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

The Lucic Krejci Iginla line was so much fun to watch!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

It really was. I’m sad that we only got a single season of that. I’m wondering how that would have worked out in the previous postseason if the Sid & Iggy tango hadn’t screwed that up.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Iggy might not have made the final shot of the Penguins series!! lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kM5WK4iOu0

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Wow!!! All the feels and a few happy tears for Iggy. Well deserved!!
A lil cooler this morning, yay!! Got the poolhouse down to 64 degrees! Time to shut it down. Work, work, work again today so Friday can be play, play, play!!!

Bolton – still a jerk… still self serving….. still.. interesting perspective on Trump’s scary White House.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Poolhouse, eh?

Next door have set up some sort of inflatable hit tub in their garden. Or cold tub, I expect! I’m quite jealous.

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

We live in the poolhouse. One room studio with cathedral ceiling. Ten steps from porch to pool… It doesn’t suck. We do kayak rolling practice in the pool!!!
Joann killing it!
Not to be outdone: look, Ma… no paddle!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Brilliant!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

It was definitely nice to actually sleep last night instead of just laying in bed feeling gross!