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#1 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:27 PM



Mark Howe's induction speech last night at the Hall of Fame. If you haven't seen it its a must. I dont know aboot you but I cried at the end. Just so awesome! Enjoy!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:49 PM

Long time coming that was.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:26 PM

Yup.

That was awesome. :thumbup:
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:48 PM

Mark How inducted to the HOF? Really? Perhaps it should be renamed to NHL HOF as it has nothing with hockey worldwide. In Sweden, Finland, Chechoslovakia and Russia and we so many defs that were WAY better than Mark Howe. 100 more that are not there.

PS still I understand for whom the "product" is made.
Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:46 PM

Wow that ending was epic.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

Mark How inducted to the HOF? Really? Perhaps it should be renamed to NHL HOF as it has nothing with hockey worldwide. In Sweden, Finland, Chechoslovakia and Russia and we so many defs that were WAY better than Mark Howe. 100 more that are not there.

PS still I understand for whom the "product" is made.


I understand that in the past in Russia in particular players would get neglected because of never playing in the NHL but come on... The NHL is the BEST level of hockey bar none. There is 0 arguing that. International accomplishments are part of the discussion, Olympic golds, International Tournaments, etc. but they are not the whole of it nor the majority. A hockey players season is long and consists of many games. The international stuff is a month at its longer end and ends up happening only every so often. Olympics every 4 years for example. It stands to reason that the best players in the world are in the NHL, have played in the NHL, and made themselves HOF worthy in the NHL. The majority of a players career is done in the league that they play and represent. So with that wouldn't you have to regard someone with say 1000 points in the NHL higher than someone with 1000 points in another league? The HOF is for the BEST players in the game of hockey, its not the NHL's fault that the BEST players all come here.



Also the speech was awesome

#7 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:48 PM

it was a great speech
but the ending with gordie just really tore me up. i have to say it was the most emotional hall of fame speech ive ever seen.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

WOW thanks for sharing this.

+1 for Mark Howe. One of the most touching speeches I've seen in the HOF, hockey, or anywhere for that matter.

Mark How inducted to the HOF? Really? Perhaps it should be renamed to NHL HOF as it has nothing with hockey worldwide. In Sweden, Finland, Chechoslovakia and Russia and we so many defs that were WAY better than Mark Howe. 100 more that are not there.

PS still I understand for whom the "product" is made.


I'm pretty sure there is a Russian/Soviet HOF. Probably for other countries as well. So don't hate on Mark Howe, he definitely deserves to be there.

Plus, if you didn't play in the NHL then you didn't play in the toughest and most competitive league in the world. Scoring 10 pts a game in Finland, Czech, or anywhere else means nothing till you play with the big boys.





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