I was down at the Hockey Hall of Fame today for a 10 a.m. press conference, an exercise that is basically just a chance for assembled media to chat with the inductees.
Given there's no real 'news' coming out the proceedings, I was pretty impressed with the press contingent on hand: Aside from the local chaps, there seemed to be a ton of U.S.-based reporters who made the trek to Toronto for today, something that certainly has a lot to do with the stature of guys like Ron Francis, Mark Messier, Scott Stevens and Al MacInnis in the cities they played.
I've agreed to put something together for AOL FanHouse for sometime later today, so stay tuned for that. (You'll also be able to note my shoddy work with a camera.)
The actual inductions take place at a gala tonight, and I believe one of the sports networks will have live coverage of that.
UPDATE Here's my coverage of the afternoon. As I note in the post, if you're a blogger and you'd like to use any of these pictures, feel free and just link back to the post.