Brian Leetch knows his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame has a lot to do with 1994. Yesterday, on a fuzzy conference call with fellow inductees Steve Yzerman, Brian Leetch, Luc Robitaille and builder Lou Lamoriello, (minus inductee Brett Hull), Leetch put his team in the context of all that history.
“Unlike the Wings when Steve was there or the Devils when Lou was there, this was our one shot at it,” Leetch said. “We never got back to the finals, we never won another Cup with that group. And the Rangers are still trying to get back to that point. So it’s a single season that sticks out in a lot of people’s minds in the New York area.”
Leetch also described the impact the 1980 Olympics had on his decision to play, and how much more imprtant a goal that was than the NHL.
And remember, please don’t text and drive unless you have a hands-free device or are about to be named to a Hall of Fame in your chosen field. Here, Leetch describes where and how he found out he had been chosen for this year’s class.
ALSO ON THE TICKET: Former Rangers goaltender and commentator John Davidson was selected as the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient for his broadcasting.