November 06, 2002
NHL Hall of Fame update

Still trying to take my mind off politics...

It was nice to see that Clark Gillies, the mostly unheralded linemate of Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier for the New York Islanders get inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980-1983 led by that line, buttressed by defenseman Denis Potvin and goalie Billy Smith. They were a dominant team that was finally shoved off center stage when a fellow named Gretzky made the scene for the Edmonton Oilers.

Here's an overview of the rise of the Islanders. Fans of the Rangers may want to skip it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 06, 2002 to Other sports | TrackBack