December 19th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

It was a rough night for goaltenders at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto last night. The Maple Leafs and Rangers scored 12 goals between then, with Toronto coming out on the long end of a 8-4 decision. In the other two National Hockey League games, Montreal edged Boston 2-1 while Detroit handled Chicago 3-1. Three Hat Tricks in One Game Despite all...

December 18th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

A day of rest was just what the touring Russian national hockey team needed. After dropping a 2-1 decision to the Montreal Junior Canadiens on Wednesday, the Russians took a day off Thursday. Last night in Winnipeg, looking fresh, trim and ready to go, the visitors took advantage of a weak performance by the Canadian nationals and the result was...

December 17th, 2015 In Canucks History, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. In this series, I’ll be taking a look at the history of all 30 NHL squads. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. Since entering the NHL in 1970, the Vancouver Canucks have reached the...

December 17th, 2015 In Column, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs won their second game in as many nights as they edged the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 at the Forum in Montreal. The win for Toronto snapped the Canadiens unbeaten streak at eight games In the other National Hockey League contest, the Detroit Red Wings handed the Boston Bruins yet another loss. The Wings shut out the Bruins...

December 16th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

The Montreal Junior Canadiens, bolstered by the standout goaltending of Jacques Plante, posted a shocking 2-1 upset over the touring Russian nationals last night at the Forum in Montreal. The win for the  Baby Habs was the first a Canadian team has managed in four games against the Soviet stars during this tour. In fact, it was the first time a...

December 16th, 2015 In Hockey History, Penguins History, Player Profiles 0 comments

In this series, we debate the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general." Today we look at the case for Mark...

December 16th, 2015 In Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. In this series I’ll be taking a look at the history of all 30 NHL squads. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. An “Original Six” squad, there’s no shortage of sensational star power...

December 15th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Long Read, Top Stories 0 comments

It’s interesting how one date can have different meanings to different people: One couple’s wedding anniversary is the date another couple’s divorce was finalized, your birthday is the date someone else passed from this world, and so on. For hockey fans, December 15, 1925, is an historic date with dual meanings, largely depending upon which...

December 15th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

The Russian national hockey team, showing off its superior conditioning, came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A All-Stars 4-3 last night at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. A capacity crowd of 14,886 gave both teams a lengthy standing ovation at the final bell in appreciation of a fine display of hockey...

December 14th, 2015 In Commentary, Hockey History, Long Read, Top Stories, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis was struck in the jaw by a Dan Boyle slap shot. The shot, and the horrific injury which ensued, forced Hamhuis to not only leave the game, but be admitted to local hospital with a facial fracture, trauma which required surgery the following day. Hamhuis' injury however...

December 14th, 2015 In Hockey History, International Hockey, New York Rangers, Rangers History 0 comments

Sam Pollock, the crafty general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, thinks the Russian national hockey team fits the definition of “professional” and he would like to eventually see a world pro league featuring teams in North American and European cities. Pollock, in Toronto to see a team of OHA Junior A all-stars play the Soviets tonight...

December 14th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

This week's look through the best NHL milestones and stats features much more than Kane's streak and Jagr's record goal. Kane Carries On With an assist in the first period of Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks, Patrick Kane kept his point streak alive at 26 straight games. The streak is now at a Blackhawks franchise-record 26 games....

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