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Bridesmaids Battle: Blues vs. Canucks

A guest post by Colleen O’Shea   Of the 30 teams that make up the NHL, 11 teams — about a third of them — have never won the Stanley Cup. Of […]

Habs looking for first Cup in four years.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Retreat, But Only For Rest

Montreal Canadiens coach Toe Blake held his season-ending, pre-playoff press conference and laid out his plans for the playoffs for the Montreal press corps.  One of the tidbits Blake revealed […]

Terry Sawchuk and Johnny Bower.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bower Blanks Wings, Grabs Vezina

As a disappointing National Hockey League season for the Toronto Maple Leafs drew to a close last night, veteran goalkeeper Johnny Bower provided the highlight as he shut out the Detroit […]

Wings-Leafs action

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Crozier Takes Vezina Lead

Detroit Red Wings rookie goalie Roger Crozier continued his storybook season last night by taking a two-goal lead over Toronto Maple Leaf goalies Terry Sawchuk and Johnny Bower in the […]

Ilya Kovalchuk was one of Lamoriello's bold moves (Icon SMI)

New Jersey Devils Top 10 Russian Players

Do svidaniya, Ilya. Dobro pozhalovat, Kovalchuk? News which perks ears among New Jersey Devils fans. Any team can use the talent possessed by Ilya Kovalchuk, especially a Devils team with […]

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Why Minnesota is Truly the State of Hockey

The State of Hockey… What does it mean? Where does it come from? It’s hardly a secret that Minnesota has long been a hockey Mecca. The first hockey teams in […]

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Sid Abel with his two star forwards, Gord Howe and Alex Delvecchio

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Red Wings Clinch Title

The Detroit Red Wings defeated the New York Rangers 7-4 last night to claim their 13th National Hockey League championship, their first in eight years.  The victory took place before 14, […]

Alexander Sullmann Pilser.  (hc-neumarkt.com)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? Italy’s “Serie A”

“Italy an ice hockey country? You must be kidding!” Well, I’m not, dear friends of mine. In this article I will tell you something about Italy’s top league, called (as […]

Jean Beliveau tries on Johnny Bower.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bower Stars as Leafs Edge Habs

Veteran Toronto Maple Leaf netminder Johnny Bower was once again the hero as the Maple Leafs claimed a narrow 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens last night at Maple Leaf […]

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From Benn to Schenn: Brothers in the NHL – Part 2

As clubs recall and reassign players between leagues, the pairs of brothers currently assigned to NHL rosters circulate frequently. Four sets of brothers currently play for the same clubs; the […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Curry as a member of the Hamburg Freezers of the DEL in Germany. (der boche/Flickr Creative Commons)

When Ice Hockey Turns Into Eishockey: the DEL and the German Ice Hockey System

Among European ice hockey leagues, Germany is often forgotten, or not so frequently cited as much as its fellow German-speaking or Nordic counterparts: this despite having a very competitive and […]

Pelle Lindbergh

5 Promising Careers Cut Tragically Short

Whether it was an accident, an on or off ice incident, or a lifestyle choice, a number of promising NHL careers have been derailed before they completely got on track. […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History