Robert Lang

Trade Analysis: Robert Lang

Does anyone remember Robert Lang as a Red Wing? His stint with the Red Wings was a little more than a stint, as he played 159 games with the Wings […]

The Greatest Draft in Edmonton Oilers History: 1979 or 1980?

The Greatest Draft in Edmonton Oilers History: 1979 or 1980?

The Edmonton Oilers have drafted a number of exceptional hockey players since the franchise entered the National Hockey League in 1979. In total, the Oilers have selected a massive 368 players in […]

St. Louis Arena

50 Years Ago in Hockey: NHL Approves St. Louis, Los Angeles

The National Hockey League revealed the details of its planned expansion yesterday, and approved two cities as locations for new teams. Los Angeles and St. Louis were designated by the […]

by · June 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History, NHL Expansion
The six new teams admitted to the NHL in June 1967

June 6, 1967 – The Day That Changed Hockey

June 6, 1967.  If you are an old-time hockey fan, or a purist, that date is a day of infamy. If you are of the more modern generation, you likely […]

by · June 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History, NHL Expansion
The Bruins' great line of Phil Esposito, Wayne Cashman, Ken Hodge

A Trade that Shaped a Franchise

In today’s look at important off-season trades over the years, we set our sights back to 1967.  While this particular deal did not take place at the NHL Annual Meetings held […]

Nick Lidstrom (valofaerie/flickr)

Red Wings & Flyers Will Dominate 2015 HHOF Class

The Draft is always an extremely exciting time in the hockey world at the end of June. It’s the first thing to get excited about once the season ends and […]

2002 First Round Bust Jesse Niinimäki played 0 games in the NHL (Saruwine: Wikipedia Commons)

The 5 Biggest Draft Busts in Edmonton Oilers History

Throughout their 35 year history, the Edmonton Oilers have drafted a number of excellent players, many of which have gone on to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. […]

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5 Biggest Busts in NHL Draft History: 2000-2010

With the 2015 NHL Entry Draft commencing this Friday, June 26, fans are looking to mock drafts to see who their team’s new future superstar will be. At this point, […]

Jacques Plante

NHL Summer Meetings – Moving Future Hall of Famers

Today’s trip  down the memory lane of  National Hockey League summer meetings takes a look at a blockbuster trade that moved two goaltenders who would eventually end up in the Hockey Hall of Fame. […]

Spending more time with his sons is a tempting thought for Gordie

Top 5 Father-Son Duo’s in NHL History

Happy Father’s to each father celebrating today, and thank you for all that you do. In this piece I will be taking a look at my top 5 father-son combos […]

by · June 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Harry Lumley

NHL Annual Meetings – A Look Back at 1952

In the next instalment of our look back at some of the significant trades that have taken place at the NHL’s Annual Meetings, we focus on the September, 1952 session. […]

The 2012 NHL Draft

NHL Summer Meetings – Not Just For Drafting

Off-season meetings of National Hockey League brass have been held since the league began operation in 1917.  Today, the meetings are mainly focused on the annual drafting of players who are reaching the age of […]