(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Focused On Goals: Columbus vs. Winnipeg

The chances were there, but no dice: Last night’s 4-2 loss to Winnipeg marked Columbus’ 12th regulation loss in its past 15 games. Shots were relatively even with Columbus finishing […]

Jacques Plante

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Sawchuk Finally Loses

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Terry Sawchuk finally tasted defeat last night, as he was on the short end of a 6-3 pasting by the New York Rangers before a crowd […]

by · November 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, New York Rangers
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Captains of the Los Angeles Kings, Part 2: 1980’s & Early 1990’s

The Los Angeles Kings have had 13 captains since joining the NHL in 1967. Four are in the Hall of Fame and the team has retired three of their numbers. […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
Pat Quinn at the World Junior Championships

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Tulsa Players in Hot Water

(Author’s note – I wish to send my condolences to the family and friends of Pat Quinn, one of my all-time favourite coaches.  Very early in my daughter’s television career, he […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Boyle was carted off on a stretcher in Tuesday's win (Photo by Vu Ching).

The Best Undrafted Players in NHL History

Throughout NHL history, the league’s most elite players have typically been those selected in the annual NHL Entry Draft. The position and round in which these players are drafted is […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 4 comments · Hockey History, News/Commentary
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Remembering Viktor Tikhonov: A Hockey Legend

Most North American hockey observers remember Viktor Tikhonov as a harsh taskmaster, who ruled over his players like a drill sergeant, barking out orders and letting them know who was […]

Bob Baun

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bob Baun, One Tough Hombre

A quiet news day in hockey gives us a chance to have a look at one of hockey’s toughest men – Bob Baun, the hard-hitting defenceman of the Toronto Maple […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
The Dallas Stars usually have very good jersey designs, but this one definitely didn't have much appeal. (Photo Credit: ClassicAuctions.net)

Five Forgettable NHL Jerseys From The Late 90s/Early 2000s

Over the years, NHL teams have released numerous jerseys that many hockey fans have simply fallen in love with. While hockey fans certainly have some sweaters that have a special place […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 32 comments · Hockey History
Habs-Hawks action

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hawks Hammer Habs

Eric Nesterenko was the unlikely scoring hero as he led the Chicago Black Hawks to a lopsided 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens in one of three National Hockey League […]

by · November 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
1964-65 Barrie Bantams

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Kids’ Hockey Inquiry Likely?

With no games being played once again in the National Hockey League last night, and NHL teams keeping to themselves with nothing to report, it was left to other sources […]

by · November 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Peterborough Petes logo 1964-65

50 Years Ago in Hockey – News & Notes

With no NHL games on tap last evening, we look at some news and notes around the world of puck. Lacroix haunts Jr. Habs Andre Lacroix, a smallish centre with […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, New York Rangers
The Top 40-year-old Goaltenders In NHL History

The Top 40-year-old Goaltenders In NHL History

More than the 12 victories he needs for 700 and the fourth Stanley Cup he so desires, Martin Brodeur is hoping to continue his career because he is a competitor. […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey History, Top 10 Lists