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Audience Participation on the Fifth Line

What factors make hockey the most exciting sport? In addition to the fast and rough play, each team portrays a personality indicative of its region and history. While the Montreal […]

Gordie Howe scored two of the Red Wings goals.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bruins Win, Howe Upsets Fans

The Boston Bruins, losers by a score of 5-2 to New York the previous evening, turned the tables last night on the Detroit Red Wings by that same 5-2 count. […]

by · January 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Boston Bruins, Hockey History
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Right Guy – Wrong Jersey

In today’s NHL, it’s extremely rare for one player to spend his entire career with one team. Trades, free agency, and the salary cap force players to move around to […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 58 comments · Hockey History
Linesman try to break up a fight between Claude Larose and Bruce MacGregor last night

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hurting Leafs Shock Hawks

The Toronto Maple Leafs, playing without four key players, went into the Chicago Stadium last night and skated to a surprising 3-1 win over the Black Hawks.  In the other […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 1 comment · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Back to Eighty-Five

Back to Eighty-Five

When the year 2015 hit a few days ago, pop culture experts and historians recalled the Back To The Future movie trilogy with esteemed interest. In Back To The Future […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Alec Martinez could benefit from the fact that Slava Voynov won't be on the ice for the Kings for the foreseeable future. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

The Sincerest Flattery: When Hockey Imitates Art

Fundamentally, hockey is a game of emotion. At high-speed, the exhilaration and anxiety in every hit, goal, or save may not be seen immediately. However, the thrill of the game […]

by · January 6, 2015 · 6 comments · Hockey History
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Buffalo and New Jersey Hockey Connections

My favorite player for the New Jersey Devils, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres. Rob Skrlac, was drafted in the 9th round (224th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. […]

Detroit's spectacular rookie goalie Roger Crozier is AP's first half all-star goalie.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – AP Names First Half All-Star Team

The Associated Press has named its all-star team for the first half of the 1964-65 NHL season.  Two Detroit Red Wings and two Montreal Canadiens were named, along with one player each […]

by · January 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
Note the white skates.

The Worst Teams In Stanley Cup Playoff History

If you’ve been following the NFL Playoffs, you already know the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers are moving on to the Divisional round. A team that finished the regular season […]

Yvan Cournoyer scores against the Black Hawks

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Take Showdown with Hawks

In a busy three-game evening in the National Hockey League, the loop’s two top teams faced off in Chacago.  The Montreal Canadiens came out on top, eking out a narrow […]

by · January 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
Leafs-Red Wings action at Maple Leaf Gardnes

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs, Leafs Both Win at Home

The  Canadian National Hockey League teams won by identical 3-1 scores at home in the two games scheduled last night.  Toronto downed Detroit, while Montreal beat Boston. Horton the hero for Leafs […]

Bobby Hull  - slowed by knee injuries.

Happy Birthday Bobby Hull

Happy Birthday Bobby Hull. Born on this date, January 3, 1939. “The Golden Jet,” turns 76-years-old. In a professional career which spanned 1,474 games between the NHL and WHA, Hull […]