Rookie Roger Crozier continues to impress

50 Years Ago in Hockey – A Night to Kiss Your Sister

Two games were played in the National Hockey League last night, and both ended in identical 1-1 stalemates.  In Toronto, it was the Rangers and the Maple Leafs each scoring […]

by · October 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History
Referees like Frand Udvari are under the gun early this  season.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – New Rules Garner Attention

With no games scheduled in the NHL last night, there are a couple of matches on tap both tonight and tomorrow.  There was some AHL and OHA action action, as […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History
(Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

The Worst Toronto Maple Leafs Trades EVER:

The worst Toronto Maple Leafs trade in recent history has the team feeling the effects in the past, present, and for many years to come still. There have been some […]

Reggie Fleming

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bruins Garner First Point

The BostonBruins finally earned their first point of the season last night, and it came at the expense of the Stanley Cup Champions.  The Bruins battled the Toronto Maple Leafs to […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Boston Bruins, Hockey History
Joe Sakic began his career with the Quebec Nordiques.

Colorado Avalanche: Franchise Jersey History

Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout […]

NHL President Clarence Campbell

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 […]