Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Three little words


Guy was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame today, along with fellow players Hayley Wickenheiser, Vaclav Nedomansky and (former Stars teammate) Sergei Zubov and builders Jim Rutherford and Jerry York.  (TSN article)

Personally, I wasn't paying too much attention to selection day today, because I have been waiting for Carbo to be selected for a very long time and was expecting to be disappointed yet again.  I actually heard it on the news this evening and was quite literally hyperventilating.  (Just ask my poor mother.)  I think this is nearly as big a deal for me as it is for him.  This just means SO much to me as a Carbonneau fan.  He is, in my (okay, maybe biased) opinion, the best defensive forward of his era and he has been such an inspiration to me both on and off the ice.  Once my hero, always my hero.

And a shoutout to my buddy Diane Lau, who is the only other person I know who knows how I'm feeling about this.  It was learning about Guy as a player and a person through her website that really fueled my early love for him.  And it has remained, for over a decade.

This is your time, Guy.  Enjoy it.  You deserve it.  Congratulations.

EDITED to add TSN video:  Carbonneau on being named HHOF inductee: 'This is something you dream about'

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