Bob Nevin, new Rangers captain

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Rangers Name Nevin Captain

After a much-needed vacation in Florida, we’ll try to catch up with the news of the past couple of weeks..  Among the notable events were the naming of a new captain […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History, New York Rangers
Brent Seabrook obtaining one third of his Gordie Howe Hat Trick Friday

The Diminishing Role of the Enforcer

The role of the NHL enforcer is one which has come under scrutiny in the past several years. When the Toronto Maple Leafs began the season without an enforcer after cutting Colton […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 1 comment · Hockey History, News/Commentary
Miracle on Ice! (photo by Wikipedia)

Do You Believe in Reliving Miracles? Yes!

Sunday, February 22, will be 35 years to the day when a group of unknown college kids beat the dominant Soviets in a win that shocked the world at the […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 1 comment · Hockey History, Olympics
The Best #26-37 in Dallas Stars Franchise History

The Best #26-37 in Dallas Stars Franchise History

Inching closer to the trade deadline, the Stars recently switched up their goalie tandem in a trade for the Sabres’ Jhonas Enroth. With goaltending on the mind, we look at […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Hockey History
Vlasic emerging as an offensive force for the Sharks (photo by Ivanmakarov at www.creativecommons.org)

Tuesday Trade Review: Vlasic for Kiprusoff

The Background Throughout most of his career in San Jose, Miikka Kiprusoff lurked in the shadow of Evgeni Nabokov in the Sharks’ crease. During his tenure, the Finnish netminder never […]

Brodeur is arguably the most storied goaltender in NHL history (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

10 Things You Never Knew About Hockey

So you think you know everything there is to know about hockey, eh? Well if you know more than half of these strange facts, you’re either a hockey buff or you’ve […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 17 comments · Archives, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists
Red Wings Darren Helm is part of the stealth youth movement in Detroit; can they keep up with once rivals out of St. Louis? (Icon SMI)

10 Sexiest Stanley Cup Final Matchups for 2015

The best time of year is just a couple of months away. The NHL regular season ends April 11th, nearly two months from today, which will signal the start of […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 11 comments · Hockey History, Top 10 Lists
Jacques Plante

A Brief History of Puck-Moving NHL Goalies

There’s more to goaltending than stopping the puck. Like any other player on the ice, NHL goalies read the play in order to contribute to puck movement and defensive zone […]

by · February 11, 2015 · 2 comments · Hockey History
Look for the Sedins to see the ice on the PK this year (Lava/Flickr)

Hockey Royalty: The NHL’s Greatest Families

The Richard Brothers RW Maurice Richard (1942-43 to 1956-57) 5-time Goalscoring Champion 14-time 1st/2nd Team AS 8-time Stanley Cup Champion 1-time Hart Trophy Winner C Henri Richard (1955-56 to 1974-75) […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 1 comment · Hockey History
(RIA Novosti/Dmitri Donskoy)

“Of Miracles and Men” Offers Rare Glimpse From Soviet Union

When I first heard about ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 documentary, “Of Miracles and Men,” I counted down the days until I would get to relive the Miracle on Ice. […]

Camille Henry traded to Chicago

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Rangers Deal Henry to Hawks

The Chicago Black Hawks solidified their run towards their first NHL regular season championship yesterday by acquiring sniper Camille Henry from the New York Rangers in a seven-player trade.  In […]

by · February 5, 2015 · 2 comments · Hockey History, New York Rangers
Johnny Bower returned to the net after missing two weeks.

Leafs Not Much Worse Than ’67 Team

On Tuesday night the Toronto Maple Leafs tied a franchise record that hadn’t been touched since the 1966-67 season, the year the Leafs last won the Stanley Cup. Unfortunately the […]