Jean Ratelle tries on Johnny Bower

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs, Hawks Both Win 6-3

There were two games scheduled in the National Hockey League last evening, with both ending up with 6-3 scores.  However, the home team came out on the long end in […]

by · December 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Russian National Team

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Russians to Play Pros? Not Likely

As the Russian National Hockey Team cuts a swath through Canadian opposition like a hot knife through butter, the constant question asked by everyone is “How good are these guys […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Gilles Tremblay

50 Years Ago in Hockey – A Bad Break for Gilles Tremblay

A busy news day with lots going on in the hockey world.  Montreal and Toronto tied 2-2 last night at the Forum in Montreal as  a key member of the Habs […]

by · December 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
Saku Koivu (Image: French Kheldar

Saku Koivu’s Tumultuous Career With The Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens will honor their former captain Saku Koivu before their game against the Anaheim Ducks.  The Finnish star was the centrepiece of the Montreal Canadiens for more than a […]

10 Most Memorable Goals in Sharks History

10 Most Memorable Goals in Sharks History

While the San Jose Sharks have yet to deliver their fans the greatest memory of all, that isn’t to say there haven’t been a ton of great moments. There have […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 6 comments · Hockey History, San Jose Sharks
Bobby Hull

50 Years Ago in Hockey – 22 Goals in Two NHL Games

The National Hockey League swung back into action with two games last night and fans certainly got their fill of goal-scoring.  In Chicago, the Black Hawks came out on the […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey History
(Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

Exploring Options: Five Possible Venues for Future Outdoor NHL Games

Outdoor NHL games have allowed the game to return to its original form. Over the past eight years, the NHL held games in 11 of the continent’s most notable stadiums, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 5 comments · Hockey History, Winter Classic
Oshawa Arena fire, 1953.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Oshawa Generals Open New Rink

Generals open new rink The Oshawa General opened the new Oshawa Civic Arena last night before 4,100 enthusiastic fans with a come from behind 6-4 win over the St. Catharines Black […]

by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, International Hockey
Claude Provost

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Habs Come Back, Rangers Rant

With the National Hockey League taking a couple of days off, and yesterday’s report covering the Russia – Canada exhibition game, today we’ll go over Sunday’s NHL games and report on […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Montreal Canadiens
Canada's national team 1964

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Russians Embarrass Our Nationals

Russian’s national hockey machine (and make no mistake, their club is exactly that) embarrassed the Canadian National Hockey Team yesterday by blanking them 4-0 in an exhibition game at Maple […]

by · December 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey History, International Hockey
Sharks are coming to Hockeytown; can the  Red Wings make it 23? (Icon SMI)

False Narratives: Sharks “Choke” in the Playoffs

The San Jose Sharks have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the past 10 straight seasons. Having never reached a Stanley Cup final while boasting some of the league’s […]

by · December 13, 2014 · 10 comments · Hockey History, San Jose Sharks
Leafs-Bruins Action

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Big Night for the Big M

Frank Mahovlich gave ample evidence that he is all the way back from his mystery  illness as the Toronto Maple Leafs doubled the Boston Bruins 6-3 last night at Maple […]

by · December 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs