Bill McFarland was Seattle's best player against the Leafs

October 1, 1964 – Last Night’s Results and News

Another night of NHL exhibition games across North America with four matches taking place. In the one  NHL-only game, the Bruins routed the Rangers 6-2.  In the other contests,  Toronto stung Seattle […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
Ted Harris, with Cleveland in 63-64

September 30, 1964 – Last Nights Exhibition Results

It was a fairly light exhibition  schedule last night around the NHL with only three games involving NHL teams taking on minor league clubs.  Toronto skated to a 6-2 win over […]

Frank Mahovlich, shown here after one of his many hat tricks at Maple Leaf Gardens

September 29, 1964: The Big M Has a BIG Game

In NHL exhibition action last night in Victoria, BC Toronto Maple Leafs forward Frank Mahovlich treated 5,542 fans  to a display of his enormous skills as he scored 4 goals […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
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Buffalo Sabres Captains: The Final Chapter

With the season looming and the decision to name the next captain for the Buffalo Sabres around the corner, we take a final look at what got us this point […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 2 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
Dick Duff, in photo taken in Toronto the night he was traded to NYR

September 28, 1964 – Weekend Exhibition Games Roundup

It was a busy weekend for the six NHL teams as they continue to fine-tune their lineups in anticipation of the upcoming 1964-65 NHL season. As is the norm at […]

by · September 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
Punch Imlach enjoys a quiet moment after the Leafs 1963 Stanley Cup victory

The 1964 Draft – How the Leafs Stole Terry Sawchuk

It’s a slow hockey news day this 27th of September, 1964, so we thought we’d inform you of a little intrigue that took place at the NHL’s Intra-league draft during the […]

by · September 27, 2014 · 2 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Alexander Mogilny (iihf.com)

History of the Buffalo Sabres Captains Part III

The Buffalo Sabres ended the 1980’s with three straight playoff appearances which started a streak of eight consecutive, that would eventually end at the conclusion of the 1995-96 season.  Things […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 2 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
Red Wings' Gordie Howe gives a Ranger goalie a snow shower

1964 Training Camp – Wings Looking Good

Last night’s exhibition games shed some more light on what we can expect during the 1964-65 NHL season. The Detroit Red Wings, playoff spectators last season, are giving every indication that […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Buffalo Sabres Captain Is… Part II

The Buffalo Sabres entered the league in 1970 along with the Vancouver Canucks.  The first decade started out a bit rough as you would imagine for an expansion team, with […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 4 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
Jason Pominville (Andy Martin Jr)

The Buffalo Sabres’ Next Captain Is?

The Sabres once again found themselves without a captain as they headed into training camp.  It isn’t the first time and it quite possibly won’t be the last either. Before […]

by · September 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
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Buffalo Sabres History: Part IV (2003-2014)

The watershed moment of this stage of Buffalo Sabres history and NHL history was the lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-2005 NHL season. This was the first time an […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Buffalo Sabres, Hockey History
Detroit's spectacular rookie goalie Roger Crozier

1964: Can the Kid Do It? Wings Think So!

When Toronto GM Punch Imlach called Terry Sawchuk’s name at last June’s NHL intra-league draft, little Roger Crozier’s life changed forever. Sawchuk, you see, was the veteran all-star netminder who […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 2 comments · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History