March 27th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Money is a great motivator for Eddie Shack of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He proved last night he can also play some pretty good hockey by scoring two goals in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and give the Leafs  a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Maple Leaf Gardens. In the only other National Hockey League game last night, the...

March 26th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History 0 comments

There is a lot that can be said about the last six years in Edmonton for fans of the Oilers. The big thing is that this whole rebuild has gone completely off the rails with Peter Chiarelli and Todd McLellan coming in with a fresh outlook trying to get this back on track. There aren't very many players that are safe, including former first overall...

March 25th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Johnny Bower has never been better. That was the overwhelming sentiment last night at Montreal Forum as the veteran Maple Leaf goaltender put on a clinic to lead the Leafs to a 2-0 shutout win over the Montreal Canadiens. In the other National Hockey League game last night the Boston Bruins upset the Chicago Black Hawks 3-1. Jacques Plante...

March 24th, 2016 In Column, Detroit Red Wings, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Red Wings History 0 comments

Hank Bassen's stellar goaltending lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers last night. Bassen was only in the Wings net thanks to a hunch played by Wings coach Sid Abel. The win moved Detroit to within one point of third-place Toronto. Gordie Howe scored at 7:29 of the third period to provide Detroit with their...

March 23rd, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, NHL Expansion 0 comments

The expansion California Seals will apply to the Ontario Hockey Association to establish a Junior A developmental team in Guelph, Ontario. Norman (Bud) Poile, manager of the new team, made that announcement yesterday. The Seals are one of six expansion franchises awarded by the National Hockey League in February. The Seals presently play in...

March 21st, 2016 In Hockey History, The Business of Hockey, Top Stories 0 comments

An incredible 20 years ago, a now little known technological invention took the hockey world by storm, for reasons both good and bad. After securing the rights to broadcast NHL games in the United States, a man named David Hill, who at the time was the head of Fox Sports, envisioned a way in which to attract greater attention to the game, as...

March 21st, 2016 In Blackhawks History, Chicago Blackhawks, Column, Hockey History 0 comments

Chicago Black Hawks moved to within one point of first place in the National Hockey League standings by dumping the leading Montreal Canadiens 4-2 last night in Chicago. In the other two scheduled NHL games, Detroit pounded Toronto 6-1 while Boston eked out a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers. Wharram Wins It Kenny Wharram’s 25th goal of the...

March 20th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

To say Kent Douglas’ temper got the best of him would be an understatement. The Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman finds himself in hot water with the National Hockey League after a temper tantrum last night in Toronto’s game against the Chicago Black Hawks at Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto defeated Chicago 4-2 in one of two scheduled NHL games....

March 18th, 2016 In Column, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History, Red Wings History 0 comments

Some home cooking was just tonic the Detroit Red Wings needed. Returning to their home rink, the Olympia, after a disastrous road trip, the Wings disposed of the Boston Bruins by a 4-2 score in the only National Hockey League game last night. The game at home was the first after a seven-game sojourn on the road in which Detroit garnered only...

March 17th, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens, NHL Expansion 0 comments

The Montreal Canadiens crushed the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-2 last night in Toronto in one of three National Hockey League games. In the other two matches, Bobby Hull scored his 53rd of the season as Chicago downed Detroit 4-1 and the Boston Bruins handled the New York Rangers 3-1. Gamble Hurt as Beliveau Leads Habs Jean Beliveau was the big...

March 16th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, NHL Expansion 0 comments

With no National Hockey League games scheduled for the last couple of days, we take a swing around the hockey world with lots of news and notes. Expansion Draft Plan “Generous” Reports out of Chicago indicate that the National Hockey League board of governors have been talking about variations on a plan to stock the six new expansion...

March 14th, 2016 In Canadiens History, Column, Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

As the hoopla surrounding Bobby Hull’s record-setting 51st goal subsides, attention now turns to the National Hockey League standings and the race for first place. After the smoke cleared from six games on the weekend, the Montreal Canadiens are perched atop the NHL leader board. Saturday’s games saw Chicago down New York 4-2 in the game...

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