Monday, March 15, 2010

Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto (Feb. 8, 2010)

Exterior of the Hockey Hall of Fame, in Toronto

I love the French wording - "Temple of Hockey's Renowned" (if my French serves me)

You currently have to enter a shopping mall to access the Hall of Fame

Brian Hayward's mask, from the earliest days of the Sharks

Habs goaltending legend Ken Dryden's mask

Ed Belfour's mask

Oilers' anchor Grant Fuhr's mask

Crazy goalie mask for an even crazier goaltender

Dan Boyle's helmet, in the Pacific Division case

Bobby Orr's case

The Great One's case

First trophy ever won by Wayne Gretzky

King Clancy's jersey
Terry Sawchuk's gear

Maurice Richard's case

Maurice Richard's 500th goal puck

Luc Robitaille's jersey from his last game (in San Jose, no less)

Conn Smythe Trophy, for playoff MVP
Recent winners of the Conn Smythe...

Vezina Trophy, for goaltender of the year

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, for the Western Conference team that advances to the Finals

Prince of Wales Trophy, for the Eastern Conference team that advances to the Finals

The Hart Memorial Trophy, for MVP

Joe Thornton's plaque on the Hart Trophy

James Norris Memorial Trophy, for best defenseman

The bank vault, in which the Stanley Cup is kept

The original Stanley Cup, inside the bank vault

The original Stanley Cup

Calder Memorial Trophy, for rookie of the year

Bill Masterton Trophy, for perseverance

Tony Granato's plaque on the Masterton Trophy

Frank J. Selke Trophy, for best defensive forward

Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, for the most goals scored in a season

Jonathan Cheechoo's plaque on the Rocket Richard... sniff

The Art Ross Trophy, for most points in a season

Joe Thornton's plaque on the Art Ross

Jack Adams Award, for coach of the year

The Lady Byng Trophy, destined to be renamed the Pavel Datsyuk Award, for gentlemanly play

The Stanley Cup, curiously without a line to see it (just try and see that in the summer)

Let it be known - I hate the Red Wings

Stanley Cup, from "behind"

The lockout's imprint upon the Cup

Yours truly, with Lord Stanley's Mug

You know, not enough is said about the stained glass above the Cup

The display cases in the trophy room, with the Cup in the back

North Korean hockey jersey - not something you see every day

Cammi Granato's jersey, beneath some non-female's jersey

Recreated Montreal Canadiens dressing room

Montreal Canadiens dressing room

Trophy presented to Joe Hall of the Kenora Thistles by the people of Kenora, after he won the Stanley Cup in 1907

Gary Suter's jersey, in the Sharks case

Gordie Howe's 700th goal puck

1 comment:

Q said...

Damn dude, these pics are pretty much amazing. Especially of all the trophies. Lord Stanley's Immaculate Chalice is, by far, the best trophy in all of sports.