Lanny McDonald, Peter Stastny, Bill Torrey and Michael Farber were appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee on Wednesday. They will replace outgoing members Al Arbour, Richard Patrick, Marty Pavelich and Frank Selke, whose terms expire Saturday.
This could actually have an interesting effect on future inductions (though the 4 choices for this year are obvious). With 4 members of the committe changing, it may give new life to the chances of candidates who perhaps came one or two votes shy in the past.
Having Stastny onboard may give European stars a better chance. Torrey and McDonald are two of the smartest, most respected people in the game. Personally, I`ve never been a big Farber fan.
It will be interesting to see if Stastny gives European stars more play. Also good that many of them have connections to newer teams rather than all O6 teams. Not to familiar with Farber, but, it is good to maintain an American voice in the commitee.
Should be interesting to see how this effects things.
I'm not convinced that the next one is such a no brainer. Messier is, but, while Stevens, Francis and MacInnis will make the Hall, I'm not convinced they need to be 1st balloters.
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Not to familiar with Farber, but, it is good to maintain an American voice in the commitee.
Farber spent many years writing for the Montreal Gazette
Senior Writer Michael Farber joined the staff of Sports Illustrated in January 1994 and now stands as one of the magazine's top journalists, covering primarily baseball, ice hockey and skiing. He is also a regular contributor to SI.com.
Before coming to SI, Farber spent 15 years as a sports columnist for the Montreal Gazette, three years at the Bergen County Record, and one year at the Sun Bulletin in Binghamton, New York. While at the Gazette he won a National Newspaper award in 1982 and in 1990 he won a Canadian National Newspaper award. While a columnist at the Gazette, Farber penned "Sometimes Life Gets in the Way," a compendium of his best Gazette columns.
Michael Farber is an award-winning journalist who has covered the world of sports for more than three decades. Farber currently provides commentary and analysis as a member of the three-man panel on TSN The Reporters with Dave Hodge. The no-holds-barred live roundtable sports debate show delves deep into the heart of the world of sports to tackle the week's most pressing - and controversial - issues. In addition to his role at TSN, Farber is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated (SI), covering hockey, and has been with the magazine since 1994. In 2003, he was honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame as a recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Award for his distinguished hockey writing. Farber has also been named to The Hockey News "100 People of Power and Influence in Hockey" every year since the list's inception in 1999. Farber graduated *** Laude from Rutgers University in 1973 and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Following his graduation, Farber worked at the Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, New York and then spent four years at The Record of Hackensack in New Jersey. Prior to joining SI, Farber spent 15 years as a reporter and columnist at the Montreal Gazette, where he won National Newspaper awards for sports writing in 1982 and 1990. He and his wife have two children and reside in Montreal.
Maybe these are the votes that will put Rogie Vachon over the top. I doubt it though as I've pretty much given up hope that the committee will come to it's senses and put in the deserving goalie. (Three Cups. Canada Cup. 350+wins. 50 shutouts.). Although Lanny did play with Rogie on the '76 Canada Cup team that he was incredible in. Maybe..........................
Lanny McDonald, Peter Stastny, Bill Torrey and Michael Farber were appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee on Wednesday.
They will replace outgoing members Al Arbour, Richard Patrick, Marty Pavelich and Frank Selke, whose terms expire Saturday. The new additions were appointed to the 18-member selection committee by the hall's board of directors. The committee nominates and votes on candidates in the player, builder and referee/linesman categories.
Some interesting additions, especially Stastny. Good to see another Euro member on the board.
I hope the days of Duffgate are over. The HOF really screwed up on that one and I think they know it. When Colin Campbell has to write in to The Hockey News just to explain why they inducted him makes it look like even they question it.
Just no more stuipd picks eh guys? Lanny you're smart, and you as much as anyone should know how great Glenn Anderson was. I get tired of trying to convince people that he belongs in there.