The Banners at the Joe: The Envy of Teams Everywhere (photo property of Jim B L on Flickr)

October 24: In Red Wings’ History

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Detroit Red Wings franchise has a storied history. It’s one that they love to honour. It’s one that the team loves to […]

by · October 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
Peter Laviolette (Icon SMI)

NHL Coaches’ Fastest Firings of All-Time

Many of these coaches had successful seasons with their respective teams. The moments below, however, were not career highlights. Some were victims of a manager with a quick trigger finger. […]

by · October 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
Crosby (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

What’s In An NHL Player’s Name? Could It Be Their Game?

One of the things that has always piqued my interest has been the awesomeness of hockey player names. After all, what’s in an NHL player’s name? Could it be their […]

by · October 15, 2013 · 1 comment · Hockey History, Humor
Nordiques fans have shown up at NHL rinks asking for a team to return to Quebec (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

Is There a 2014 NHL Expansion Draft on the Horizon?

With cities across North America clamoring for the rights to an NHL franchise, there is no lack of intrigue when discussing which locale may end up with a team.  Since […]

by · October 14, 2013 · 2 comments · Hockey History, News/Commentary
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Philadelphia Flyers: Broad Street Bullies No More

That’s our culture! –        Ed Snider, Chairman Is there a more maligned team in the NHL than the Philadelphia Flyers? Is there a team year-after-year that has disappointed its fans, […]

by · October 13, 2013 · 1 comment · Hockey History, Philadelphia Flyers
Pens fans lLemieux (Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

Penguins’ Flashback: “The Save”

For a club whose history doesn’t go back nearly as far as that of the members of the Original Six, the Penguins certainly have contributed their share of memorable playoff […]

by · September 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Pittsburgh Penguins
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Montreal Canadiens: The Most Overrated Franchise In NHL History?

The Montreal Canadiens.  Le Habitants.  Le Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge.  Le Grand Club.  Le Saint- Flanelle. No matter the name, Montreal’s team sits atop the hockey world – and for […]

by · September 23, 2013 · 10 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
(Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports)

Why Don’t More Defensemen Win the Calder Memorial Trophy?

Since 1931-32, the Calder Award has been handed out to the NHL’s best first-year player. In 1937-38 it was immortalized in the Calder Memorial Trophy and in that time the […]

by · September 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Prospects
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Top 10 All-Time Underrated Habs

Some players get all the acclaim. Others go about their business in the shadows, preferring to let the P.K. Subbans of the world grab the spotlight. You know — the […]

Ilya Bryzgalov will look to bounce back in 2012-13 (Icon SMI)

A Look Back at the Last 15 Years of Flyers Goaltending

Over the last decade and a half the topic of goaltending in Philadelphia has been a bigger discussion than where to get the best cheesesteak in the city – Tony […]

by · September 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Philadelphia Flyers
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The Penguins’ All-Time Team

With NHL training camps only days away, hockey fans are growing giddy with anticipation.  And, why not?  Soon, a new campaign will be upon us and the fresh sheet of ice it provides […]

by · September 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Pittsburgh Penguins
Would the return on Gagner be enough?

An Oilers History Lesson: Edmonton’s Captains Through the Years

The 2013-14 NHL season is just about a month away. Training camps are opening soon, and the excitement of the new year is in full swing. The Edmonton Oilers are […]

by · September 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History