HHOF Profile: Doug Gilmour

The Leafs are one team in the NHL that is known throughout the league by every fan of the NHL although they might have different opinions of the Buds. The Leafs have the second most Stanley Cups in NHL history (13) with their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, taking the top spot (24). Lately though this legend has been merely a history lesson as the Leafs have not won a Stanley Cup in since 1967 and have now missed the playoffs for 6 years.

HHOF Profile: Ed Belfour

Goalies are a unique brand of hockey player as they can be completely out of the play one second and the next be the focus of the play. It takes a special type of person to have frozen rubber pucks shot at him at speeds of close to 100 mph 20-30 times a game and not jump out of the way but instead get into their path. The goalie is one of the most important aspects to a team that wants to be successful as they form the last line of defence and can single handedly change the course of a game.

HHOF: Joe Nieuwendyk

Leadership is a funny quality among people as it is very hard to quantify and there are a number of different ways to lead. In sports leadership is a much-needed aspect to any team as all teams wish to find leaders in order to keep their team together and for their team to play as one. There are plenty of leaders out there but again it is one of the strangest things to express as there is really no measurement.

HHOF Profile: Mark Howe

Being the son of a man with the stature of Gordie Howe can have its problems with standards of play. Gordie Howe was player of a different time and yet a player still used as a measuring stick for toughness. Howe is generally mentioned alongside the Bobby Orr’s and Wayne Gretzky’s of the NHL but is a different breed. The only thing you really need to know about Gordie Howe is that his name is now used as an accomplishment in the NHL. A Gordie Howe hat trick in the NHL is when a player gets and assist, goal, and a fight in one game.

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