Seen and heard at the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions

From ESPN - November 13, 2017

TORONTO -- As usual, the big names came out to celebrate hockey's biggest names. An impressive group walked the red carpet on Sunday night, Hollywood style, to honor the 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. This class was highlighted by best -- if unlikely -- hockey friends in Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. The former teammates had plenty of time to gush about each other -- and some playful jabs snuck in as well. Also honored were Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Clare Drake, Jeremy Jacobs and Danielle Goyette.

Snippets of what we overheard over the weekend:

"It's a big night for Finland." -- Edmonton Oilers legend Jari Kurri who, until the induction of Selanne, was the only Finnish player in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

"Last two nights have been something. Ca not wait for Teemu to get out of town. These Finns have not changed." -- former NHL player Tie Domi on the weekend's, uh, festivities.

"We will always be brothers, in this life and the next." -- Kariya, thanking Selanne in his speech.

"It was minus-28 Celsius in Winnipeg. My first morning in Anaheim, I am having breakfast outside, it's plus-28. I looked up and said, 'Thank you.'" -- Selanne reflecting on a career with many diverse stops.


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