Eric Lindros admitted he knew exactly when the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee met each year. Yet, when he received the call from Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald on Monday informing him he had been voted into the 2016 induction class, Lindros was in his car driving home with his wife.As excited as Lindros was to get the call, he didn't pull over.
We throw back to 1947 when the NHL played their first All-Star Game. Back then it was the defending league champion Maple Leafs against a squad of All-Stars where dust-ups, hard hits and physical play was the norm.
Before the Internet, celebrities used vanity cartoons to brand themselves to children. Which is probably how Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, and Wayne Gretzky ended up fighting really weird crimes in an animated show called "ProStars."
The Tradition ContinuesIt was September of 1952 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was about to launch the first television stations in Canada. In anticipation of this, Imperial Oil, sponsor of Hockey Night in Canada on radio, had been engaged in talks with the CBC to begin televising hockey for the 1952-53 NHL season.