The trapezoid's demise, and why the Blues are last 

November, 9, 2009

Well, if you're tired of my semiconstant references to "Mad Men," rejoice! The terrific series' third season came to an end Sunday night. So this will be my last Mad Men Monday.

The season finale was another gem. Personally, I can't imagine a mother (of a father, for that matter) leaving two of her children on the eve of the winter holiday season to fly across the country for six months with an infant and her elderly would-be lover for a six-month stay in Reno, Nev., for the purpose of getting a divorce.

Oh well, good riddance, Betty Draper. And now, here's the Monday 10.

1. Some big hitters: I have to start with some happy news, right? Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Brian Leetch will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night. Those are some big hitters, baby. Devils boss Lou Lamoriello also will be inducted into the Builders section. And, lest I forget, Blues president/former TV analyst John Davidson and longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Dave Molinari will be honored for their terrific work in the broadcast and print media, respectively. As I say, these guys are all pretty big hitters. Congratulations!

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.