Emile Francis

50 Years Ago in Hockey – 64-65 Post-Mortem: NY Rangers

The 1964-65 season was one of transition for the New York Rangers, a transition that actually began late in the 1963-64 season.  That was when the Rangers dealt their long-time captain […]

Bobby Hull with Hart Trophy

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hull Wins Hart

The Golden Jet, Chicago Black Hawks superstar Bobby Hull, has been named the winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is given to the most valuable player in the National […]

Bryan Lewis, Ron Wicks, Mike Wilson and Bruce Hood

Black and White and ALWAYS Right!

Last Tuesday evening we spent a most enjoyable and informative evening at Mike Wilson’s hockey museum in Toronto with three iconic on-ice officials from the National Hockey League’s recent past.  Bruce […]

My Hockey Dad

My Hockey Dad

“I am the youngest of four. I have two sisters and one brother. I am the youngest by fourteen years. My brother likes to watch Wayne’s World and my sisters […]

by · May 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Andy Bathgate

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs, Wings in Mammoth Deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings have started their spring cleaning in earnest by completing a huge eight-player trade.  Principles in the deal are veteran stars Andy Bathgate, formerly […]

Modano returns at the AAC (photo by cryogenic666/flickr)

Half a Million Fans’ All Time Stars Team and Mine

True story……I was mulling over an idea to put together an All Time Dallas Stars team.  As I sat in front of my laptop inserting names into an excel spreadsheet […]

by · May 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Hockey History
Penguins Were Set Up to Fail Before the Season Began

Penguins Were Set Up to Fail Before the Season Began

The Pittsburgh Penguins were supposed to make major changes last offseason to overhaul the franchise. As expected the Penguins fired general manager Ray Shero and later head coach Dan Bylsma, […]

Ed Giacomin

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Rangers Acquire Goalie

The New York Rangers yesterday made it official that they have traded four players to the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League for goalkeeper Ed Giacomin. The Rangers sent […]

1965 Stanley Cup Celebration

50 Years Ago in Hockey – 64-65 Post-Mortem: Canadiens

If one were to write a book about the 1964-65 season, the chapter on the Montreal Canadiens would have to be titled “Return to Glory’.  What started out as a […]

1964-65 Detroit Red Wings

50 Years Ago in Hockey – 1964-65 Post-Mortem: Red Wings

Despite an early playoff exit, the 1964-65 season has to be considered an unqualified success for the Detroit Red Wings.  The Wings compiled a league-leading record of 40-23-7 to finish […]

The 1965 Memorial Cup Champion Niagara Falls Flyers.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Parent Leads Flyers to Cup

(Author’s note – this is not the last time in hockey history we would see this headline.) The 1965 Memorial Cup final came to a merciful end last night as […]

by · May 15, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, Hockey History
1964-65 Chicago Black Hawks

50 Years Ago in Hockey – 64-65 Post-Mortem: Black Hawks

The 1964-65 season for the Chicago Black Hawks was a study in contrasts.  The team started out well, fuelling the high hopes their fans had going into the season.  However, […]