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Duck Tales: HHOF Recap Edition

Though there were no former Ducks entering the HHOF Class of 2014 this year, there may be one next year....

DUCKS NEWS

  • Most of the Ducks news for the first half of the week naturally centered around Jonas Hiller.  After the Flames' 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks last night, that's all pretty much old news, but Lisa Dillman's story on how he's fitting in with Calgary is the freshest of the bunch [LA Times]
  • Teemu Selanne tells Finnish TV his 'career is over for sure'. There officially goes the end of an era. [CBC]
  • Apparently living taxes in Vancouver are less than that of Anaheim. Take that Ryan Kesler, who is now enjoying the life in sunny-Disneyland-vicinity-Southern California. Maybe they didn't like hearing that he and his family have enjoyed Anaheim thus far.... [The Province]
  • Ex-Duck and 2007 Stanley Cup Champ Chris Pronger will indeed be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 next year [ProHockeyTalk]

ROUND THE NHL

  • The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was inducted Monday night. [USA Today]
  • Now that the HHOF Class of 2014 was inducted, let the speculation begin regarding 2015. Pierre LeBrun's HHOF Rumblings [ESPN] as well as Greg Wyshnyski's thoughts [Puck Daddy]
  • Sean McIndoe applies some baseball rules to the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Grantland]
  • Scott Burnside shares his thoughts on the return of the World Cup of Hockey and what might come from the wacky possibilities being bandied around. [ESPN]
  • 30-for-30 Shorts: Our Tough Guy...if you have some time, this short on John Wensink's life as an NHL enforcer. [Grantland]
  • Farewell, Enforcers: A Eulogy for an NHL Institution. [Grantland]
  • LA Kings players pay the highest taxes to the federal government and state. [Washington Examiner]
  • Of the teams leading their respective divisions, which is most favored to win the 2015 Stanley Cup Final? [International Business Times]
  • If you haven't seen it yet, Keith Olbermann's tribute to Gordie Howe is a must.  Thoughts and prayers to Mr. Hockey and the Howe family.  [Ed. Note: I didn't really want to run this yet because it's still to early to eulogize him, but holding onto it seems even more morbid.  Plus it is a really beautiful piece. -CK] [ESPN, via Puck Daddy]