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Video: Ed Olczyk reflects on being named to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Jul 11, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

American hockey is in such a great place right now that it’s no longer a shocker to see a guy like Patrick Kane or Zach Parise light up the NHL. Still, some believe that the likes of Mike Modano represented a golden era for their nation, so today was a special day for that group as Modano, Ed Olczyk and Lou Lamoriello were inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

Olczyk discusses that great honor in the video below.

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  1. thebigwhitecat - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Congratulations, Eddie. You’re the best color commentator in hockey.

    • comeonnowguys - Jul 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM

      And a class act.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      “You’re the best color commentator in hockey.” Except for all the ones who I like better (such as Brian Engblom, Bill Clement, Drew Remenda, Daryl Reaugh, Brian Hayward). I like how Ed uses “opportunity” at least twice in every sentence, pronouncing it properly almost half the time (it usually mumbles out as “opportuny”). My favorite Ed line last season was about a player’s shifts being “far and in between.” I think he was aiming for “few and far between” but couldn’t quite get there. Alas.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jul 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      wow, I’ve never read a more false statement in my life

  2. jnealsmanmeat - Jul 12, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Your way wrong, the best color commentator is Bob Errey, everyone in the SCA and The Franchise knows that, his comments on soup can’s thighs and overall girth says it all.

  3. jasonbroughlovezchunkysoup - Jul 12, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    bob errey is a HUGE part of the soup can army. when he sees a pair of thorough bred thighs like soup can sids, he knows that thats what it takes to win championships. you need GIRTH.

  4. bcjim - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Marginal addition to a HOF

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      bcjim, I disagree. He was a very good player, with 342 goals and 794 points, way more than most players, and high on the all-time US list. He belongs in the US Hall. I would not nominate him for the Hall in Toronto, however, as that should be reserved for the best of the best. (It isn’t always thus, but should be.) And I would not let Ed’s poor record at NHL coaching, or the fact that I really dislike his TV commentating cloud my thinking on his prowess as a player.

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