Alan Eagleson (left) Phil Esposito (middle) and Lester B. Pearson (right) standing behind a table with two Lester B. Pearson awards on the table. [photo: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame]

Alan Eagleson: The Hockey Fail King

  “If you asked him a question he’d say, ‘Why the [expletive] are you asking me a [expletive] question.  I’m breaking my [expletive] back for you.  You’re lucky you’re getting [expletive] paid […]

by · January 27, 2014 · 2 comments · Hockey History
Did number 66 do enough Pittsburgh? (Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins)

Mario Lemieux’s Greatest (On-Ice) Performance

Looking back on a career highlighted by his notching of one of the most important markers in Canada’s rich hockey history, two Stanley Cup championships and countless awards, many may find it difficult to pinpoint Mario […]

The current Winnipeg Jets might have a different jersey design, but the jerseys that the team wore during the 80s were certainly memorable. (Photo Credit: Classic Auctions)

How the West is Lost

At one time, the teams in Western Canada were the darlings of the NHL. Opponents have traveled through this unforgiving land of mountain and prairie without any guarantee of victory. […]

by · January 26, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
The 2014 Los Angeles Kings:  How The Team Was Built

The 2014 Los Angeles Kings: How The Team Was Built

As the Kings sit comfortably in sixth place in the Western Conference, primed for their fifth straight playoff appearance, perhaps now is the perfect time to discuss the layout of […]

by · January 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
The acquisition of Marcel Dionne was a coup for Los Angeles back in 1975 (credit: Government.ru, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Week of January 20 – 26 in Los Angeles Kings History

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it — Winston Churchill With the historic Dodger Stadium game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks on […]

by · January 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
How the Philadelphia Flyers Nearly Missed on Landing Wayne Simmonds

How the Philadelphia Flyers Nearly Missed on Landing Wayne Simmonds

Much has been made recently about the breakout of Philadelphia Flyers’ winger Wayne Simmonds and how he leads the NHL in points (22) over a 17-game span dating back to […]

by · January 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Philadelphia Flyers
(Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Los Angeles Kings: The Foundation of Royalty

Professional Hockey is Born The Los Angeles Kings built a legacy that did not start until professional ice hockey had been around for over six decades.  Many people who follow […]

by · January 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
Is Sidney Crosby the Peyton Manning of hockey? (Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE)

New Concept in NHL Player Comparisons

Hockey Stats Are Changing Hockey fans love to debate with other fans about which players are better, and stats are often the center of the argument.  Over the past five […]

by · January 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Advanced Stats, Hockey History
(Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Irrelevance to Prominence: The Revival of the Blackhawks Franchise

In the 2013-14 season, the Chicago Blackhawks have once again positioned themselves as a major power in the Western Conference. The team’s local popularity has seen an expeditious rise in […]

by · January 15, 2014 · 3 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
Though an all-time great, 14 players are currently wearing Mr Hockey's number 9. (Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated))

Gordie Howe Game Used Rookie Stick & Skates Up For Auction

While the holiday season may be finished, the perfect gift for the Gordie Howe fan in your family is currently up for auction. Introducing: his game used skates and stick […]

by · January 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
Rochester Americans bench (Ross Bonander / THW)

Rochester Americans Repeating History At Spengler Cup

This year marked a bit of history for the Buffalo Sabres’ affiliate team from the American Hockey League: the Rochester Americans. The Americans had the opportunity to represent North American […]

by · January 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History, Rochester Americans
The NHL A Centennial History by D'Arcy Jenish

Book Review: The NHL A Centennial History

The NHL is well on its way to celebrating 100 years of hockey entertainment. D’arcy Jenish commemorates those 100 years in The NHL A Centennial History.

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Hockey History