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10 Most Memorable Goals in Sharks History

While the San Jose Sharks have yet to deliver their fans the greatest memory of all, that isn’t to say there haven’t been a ton of great moments. There have […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 6 comments · Hockey History, San Jose Sharks
Bobby Hull  - slowed by knee injuries.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – 22 Goals in Two NHL Games

The National Hockey League swung back into action with two games last night and fans certainly got their fill of goal-scoring.  In Chicago, the Black Hawks came out on the […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
(Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

Exploring Options: Five Possible Venues for Future Outdoor NHL Games

Outdoor NHL games have allowed the game to return to its original form. Over the past eight years, the NHL held games in 11 of the continent’s most notable stadiums, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 5 comments · Hockey History, Winter Classic
Oshawa Arena fire, 1953.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Oshawa Generals Open New Rink

Generals open new rink The Oshawa General opened the new Oshawa Civic Arena last night before 4,100 enthusiastic fans with a come from behind 6-4 win over the St. Catharines Black […]

by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, International Hockey
Claude Provost

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Come Back, Rangers Rant

With the National Hockey League taking a couple of days off, and yesterday’s report covering the Russia – Canada exhibition game, today we’ll go over Sunday’s NHL games and report on […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
Canada's national team 1964

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Russians Embarrass Our Nationals

Russian’s national hockey machine (and make no mistake, their club is exactly that) embarrassed the Canadian National Hockey Team yesterday by blanking them 4-0 in an exhibition game at Maple […]

by · December 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey History, International Hockey
Sharks are coming to Hockeytown; can the  Red Wings make it 23? (Icon SMI)

False Narratives: Sharks “Choke” in the Playoffs

The San Jose Sharks have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the past 10 straight seasons. Having never reached a Stanley Cup final while boasting some of the league’s […]

by · December 13, 2014 · 10 comments · Hockey History, San Jose Sharks
Boston goalie Ed Johnston played the full game despite breaking his hand in the first period.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Big Night for the Big M

Frank Mahovlich gave ample evidence that he is all the way back from his mystery  illness as the Toronto Maple Leafs doubled the Boston Bruins 6-3 last night at Maple […]

by · December 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
(Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

Jean Béliveau’s Funeral: Through The Eyes of A 21 Year-Old

A lot has been written and said about Jean Béliveau over the last week and a half, but nothing can be compared to what took place on Wednesday afternoon at […]

Viktor Konovalenko was steller in goal for Russia in the first period.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Russians Edge Junior Habs

The Russian National Hockey Team finally got its wish of playing against professionals last night, albeit it was the Montreal Junior A Canadiens, a team augmented by pros from North America’s […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, International Hockey
Bobby Hull scored on his birthday, but it wasn't enough against Montreal.

Blast From the Blackhawks Past: The Banana Blade

Whether anyone is a hockey history buff or not or even too young to remember this, one of the lesser known changes in the history of the game was something […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
1960s Vancouver Canucks WHL jersey.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Smythe: Vancouver in NHL Dead

Stafford Smythe, President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, said yesterday that the City of Vancouver has missed its chance to join the NHL for “a whole generation.” Smythe was commenting […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Vancouver Canucks