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, […]

Memorial Cup

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Flyers Win ‘Picnic’

The Niagara Falls Flyers and Edmonton Oil Kings stuck to hockey last night in a game four that was so gentlemanly it was described as a Sunday School Picnic by […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Edmonton Gardens

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Memorial Cup Final to Continue

Gordon Juckes, the secretary-manager of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association has completed his investigation into the game-three debacle between the Edmonton Oil Kings and Niagara Falls Flyers.  He has decided […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, Hockey History
Roger Crozier wins the Calder Trophy.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Crozier wins Calder

When the Detroit Red Wings allowed Terry Sawchuk to be drafted last summer by the Toronto Maple Leafs, hockey people everywhere scoffed at Sid Abel’s idea that 22-year-old Roger Crozier would […]