(Icon SMI)

Buffalo Sabres History: Part IV (2003-2014)

The watershed moment of this stage of Buffalo Sabres history and NHL history was the lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-2005 NHL season. This was the first time an […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
Detroit's spectacular rookie goalie Roger Crozier

1964: Can the Kid Do It? Wings Think So!

When Toronto GM Punch Imlach called Terry Sawchuk’s name at last June’s NHL intra-league draft, little Roger Crozier’s life changed forever. Sawchuk, you see, was the veteran all-star netminder who […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 2 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
Rod Brind'Amour had his No. 17 retired.

Primeau for Brind’Amour: Revisiting the Trade

I’m very excited to join The Hockey Writers as a contributor covering the Carolina Hurricanes. My first piece will revisit a trade from 2000 that saw two prominents centers trading […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes, Hockey History
Leafs new netminder dons the blue and white

1964 NHL Training Camps First Weekend

With all six NHL training camps in full swing, news is beginning to filter out more frequently and with greater significance.  Exhibition games are being played and players are working […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
September ’64 – As Summer Slips Away, the Puckster Awakens

September ’64 – As Summer Slips Away, the Puckster Awakens

So here we are in the waning days of the Summer of ’64, our most hockey-free season dragging on inexorably towards its inevitable conclusion.  And with the impending change of season, that […]

by · September 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
(Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Buffalo Sabres History: Part III (1992-2003)

The next chunk of Buffalo Sabres history was a busy time that featured a lockout-shortened season as well as the team’s second Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Unfortunately, Buffalo could not […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
Doug Mohns traded to Chicago for Ab McDonald and Reg Fleming

Welcome to 1964 Part II (The Rest of the Summer)

  Last time, we outlined the 1964 off-season’s first month and all of the goings-on in hockey during May. We’ll continue on here with what took place over the rest of […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Leafs vs Hawks  at Maple Leafs Gardens  50 years ago.

Welcome to 1964!

Welcome to 1964 and the “As it Happens – 50 Years Ago Today in Hockey!” Blog. Our aim here is to provide news as it would have been reported as […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 5 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
(Micheline/SynergyMax)

Buffalo Sabres History: Part II (1981-1992)

Buffalo found some success between the 1981-1982 and 1991-1992 seasons which will be the focus of this segment of Buffalo Sabres history. The club managed to qualify for the playoffs […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
(Micheline/SynergyMax)

Buffalo Sabres History: Part I (1970-1981)

The 2013-2014 NHL season was a year in Buffalo Sabres history that both players and fans want to forget. It was a historically bad season for the franchise yet it […]

by · September 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL: Most Competitive League in North America

It is a busy time for professional sports in North America. The race towards the playoffs in Major League Baseball is approaching as we near October. The National Football League […]

Kelly Hrudey (Kris Krüg)

The Most Underrated Kings Goalie of All Time

See our picks for most underrated Kings forwards of all time here >>> See our picks for most underrated Kings defensemen of all time here >>> Here’s a few guidelines […]

by · September 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings