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Offline Nik the Trik

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Selanne(and others) elected to HHOF
« on: June 26, 2017, 03:11:06 PM »

The others being Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya and Dave Andreychuk on the NHL side of things.

No Almo(who in his prime I'd take over all of the inductees other than Teemu) or CuJo but good on Dave.
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Re: Selanne(and others) elected to HHOF
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 03:12:27 PM »
Definitely a weak-ish year.

Awesome to see Selanne and Kariya inducted together though.

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Re: Selanne(and others) elected to HHOF
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 03:15:55 PM »

Also Jeremy Jacobs got in as a builder so that category remains a joke.
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Re: Selanne(and others) elected to HHOF
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 09:52:00 AM »

Also Jeremy Jacobs got in as a builder so that category remains a joke.

Figured you'd get a kick out of this:

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Twenty-four years ago, the owner of the Boston Garden wanted a new arena, and local lawmakers wanted a stream of funding to help build and maintain the city’s recreational facilities, such as hockey rinks.

So they reached a deal: As part of winning state approval for a new $160 million facility, home to the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins, the owner of the Garden would host three fund-raisers a year to benefit the agency that oversees the city’s recreational facilities.

And then the fund-raising deal was forgotten. It was not until this past spring, when a group of teenagers from Hyde Square — eager to find funding for a new hockey rink in their neighborhood — began researching the old agreement that anyone realized the truth: The Garden had not held even one of those promised fund-raisers.

The discovery was the result of a painstaking search that involved a civics lesson in legislative sausage-making, the close eye of a neighborhood activist, and a bit of detective work by several determined teenagers.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/13/these-teens-went-searching-years-funding-for-community-ice-rink-they-found-out-something-about-garden-that-one-had-realized/HjmmadXhxJcvpvkGKmXsYK/story.html

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Re: Selanne(and others) elected to HHOF
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 10:04:43 AM »

That was a good read, thanks. But that's par for the course. Even among the more respected owners. For instance, one of my favourite stories this week was that when the Red Wings were trying to get money out of the city and the state for their new arena, this was the artist's rendition of what it would look like:



Shockingly, this is what it's actually going to look like:

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Re: Selanne(and others) elected to HHOF
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 10:04:43 AM »