The History of the Eighth Overall Draft Pick

The History of the Eighth Overall Draft Pick

With the 2013 NHL Entry Draft rapidly approaching, at the end of the month, the clock continues to tick on the Buffalo Sabres. While they may not technically be on […]

by · June 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History, NHL Entry Draft
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The Sedin Twins and the 1999 NHL Entry Draft

June 26, 1999, was a day that changed the fortunes of the Vancouver Canucks for more than the next decade.  While there are some cynics who think the team’s success […]

by · June 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Vancouver Canucks
Nikolai Zherdev with Atlant Moscow Oblast (Александр Головко/Wikimedia)

Where Are They Now?: Nikolay Zherdev

June 12th was the deadline for all KHL teams (except for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and KHL Medvescak) to provide five players they would release into the expansion draft for the new […]

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Could The Sabres’ Pick of Taro Tsujimoto Happen Today?

With the annual NHL Entry Draft set to take place later this month, this writer was reminded of one of the funniest stories in NHL draft history, which happened to […]

by · June 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Archives, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History, NHL Entry Draft
New Jersey Devils and Albany River Rats: Drafting And Development Dominance

New Jersey Devils and Albany River Rats: Drafting And Development Dominance

When one thinks of the apex of success of the New Jersey Devils organization, it would surely have to be the 1994-95 season.  As one may know, that year saw […]

by · June 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Hockey History, New Jersey Devils, NHL Entry Draft
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The Curious Case of the WHA and its Avco World Trophy

There is no shortage of interesting, if not bizarre, historical oddities to reminisce about when it comes to the sport of hockey. The 70′s were better known for disco, the […]

by · June 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
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Those Other Silver Chalices: Clarence Campbell Bowl and the Prince of Wales Trophy

The Stanley Cup is perhaps the most revered and respected of all the professional trophies handed out to an athlete for their accomplishments. The eclectic history of the 120-year-old silver chalice only […]

by · June 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
Mike Richards and the Flyers have lost 3 straight for second time this season. (Photo by Bob Fina).

This Day in History: “The Shift”

Ten days after the improbable comeback over the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, arguably the most memorable individual performance in Philadelphia Flyers history took place. With the Flyers […]

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Futility: Hockey’s Dirty Word (Part One)

The definition of futility according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary: Futility – 1. The quality or state of being; 2. A useless act or gesture For the sport of hockey, futility […]

by · May 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
Jari Kurri drinks from Lord Stanley's Cup!!!

Happy Birthday to the Finnish Flash, Jari Kurri

Jari Kurri, an underrated member of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty of the 1980s, celebrates his 53rd birthday today. Sometimes overshadowed by the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier, Kurri […]

by · May 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History
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Bandy: The Other Ice Hockey

The sound of blades grinding the ice of players skating at high speeds, blistering 100+ mph slap shots, beautiful end to end rushes with tape to tape passes, and sprawling […]

by · May 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, International Hockey, Olympics
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This Day In History: “The Comeback”

“It is a night they will talk about forever, and the Flyers all know it. For the record, it was May 14, 2010. It was the night when the Flyers […]

by · May 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Philadelphia Flyers