NHL President Clarence Campbell fined Toe Blake $200 for comments directed at Eddie Powers.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Quote of the Year?

Clarence Campbell is a lawyer. A very good lawyer.  He is a very bright guy, a former Rhodes Scholar, and a Queen’s Counsel who was appointed to prosecute several leading Nazis after […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Kent Douglas is an unlikely NHL scoring leader after a week of play

50 Years Ago Today – NHL Has an Unlikely Leading Scorer

After the first week of the 1964-65 NHL season, a look at the league scoring race reveals a very unlikely name atop the leaderboard.  Defenceman Kent Douglas of the Toronto […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Green to Black: Stars Graphic History, 1967-93

Green to Black: Stars Graphic History, 1967-93

Hockey fans know that North Stars owner Norm Green earned his infamy by moving the franchise from puck-loving Minnesota to Texas, where high school football draws more interest than the […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey History
Gordie Howe in action

50 Years Ago Today – Bruins Beaten Again

The first weekend of the 1964-65 NHL season is in the books, and it ended with the hapless Boston Bruins dropping their fourth straight game.  This time it was a […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
(Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Rewriting Sabres History Part I: What if McKee Played Game 7

This post is the first of a four part series.  I’m going to pick out four huge moments in the history of the Buffalo Sabres franchise.  I’ll tell you what […]

Ranger goalie Marcell Paille  watches as Harry Howell holds off Montreal's Dave Balon

50 Years Ago Today – NHL’s First Saturday a Busy One

The NHL’s first weekend of 1964-65 saw three games scheduled on each night.  In last night’s contests,  Montreal and the Rangers battled to a 2-2 draw at the Forum,  the Maple Leafs […]

by · October 18, 2014 · 3 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
(Konstantin Konopelchev - HC Atlant press)

Where Is Slava Kozlov Now?

Vyacheslav Kozlov was a member of the famous Russian Five unit that helped the Red Wings winning two Stanley Cups in the late ’90s and being one of the best […]

Buffalo Bisons vs Pittsburgh Hornets

50 Years Ago Today – A Light News Day in Hockey

A light news day in hockey today, but a full slate of three games in the NHL tonight.  The Boston Bruins will be at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the […]

by · October 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Two old friends clash at Maple Leaf gardens

50 Years Ago Today – Leafs Drop Wings in Season Opener

The greybeard out-goaltended the fuzzy-cheeked kid in the opening game for both teams as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 last night at the Olympia in […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 2 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Glenn Hall

50 Years Ago Today: Hawks Whitewash Bruins

The Chicago Black Hawks opened their 1964-65 season at home last night with a convincing 3-0 shutout over the hapless Boston Bruins.  Chicago goaltender Glenn Hall recorded his 59th career […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History