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Hockey’s Real Iron Man

Hockey’s Real Iron Man

Recently, St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester sustained an injury and was forced to miss a game, ending the longest active “Iron Man” streak in all of professional sports, a […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 1 comment · Player Profiles
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The Strangest Superstitions in NHL History

As professional athletes, NHL hockey players will do what ever it takes to be successful on the ice. On top of their on and off ice training and preparation, many […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 2 comments · Hockey History, Humor
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Captains of the Los Angeles Kings, Part 2: 1980’s & Early 1990’s

The Los Angeles Kings have had 13 captains since joining the NHL in 1967. Four are in the Hall of Fame and the team has retired three of their numbers. […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
Boyle was carted off on a stretcher in Tuesday's win (Photo by Vu Ching).

The Best Undrafted Players in NHL History

Throughout NHL history, the league’s most elite players have typically been those selected in the annual NHL Entry Draft. The position and round in which these players are drafted is […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 4 comments · Hockey History, News/Commentary
Lanny McDonald

Dissecting 1989, Part Two

Okay, here is another revelation of mine. Back in 1989, I really thought that the doomed music duo Milli Vanilli was the real deal. Turns out that they lip-synced their way […]

by · November 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey History
Wayne Gretzky (Phil/Flickr)

The Worst Trades in NHL History

Every year in the NHL, trades take place between teams in order to improve their respective squads. On most occasions, trades in the NHL work out well, in which both […]

Messier waves to the crowd after his final NHL game. (Image Credits: JR_in_NYC)

Why the Edmonton Oilers Should NOT Hire Mark Messier as Coach

Amidst yet another slow start to a season, the Edmonton Oilers management almost made a major managerial mistake within the organization. Mark Messier, a six time Stanley Cup champion, five […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 5 comments · Edmonton Oilers, News/Commentary
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Crosby Already the 5th Best Forward of All Time?

A Flyers writer singing the praises of Sidney Crosby? Surely, you must be clamoring to find the schedule for the Hell 2014-15 hockey season, because it’s definitely frozen over at […]

What If Gretzky Returned To Edmonton?

What If Gretzky Returned To Edmonton?

In light of Lebron James’ impending return to Cleveland after a successful run in Miami where he won two NBA titles, through his “essay” he felt that is was “his […]

by · August 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
Wayne Gretzky (Phil/Flickr)

’84 Boys Are Back In Town! 30th Anniversary Reunion Booked!

“It’s been said in the past about these Edmonton Oilers that they haven’t won anything yet! Well they look like a happy group down there now, they’ve won something now. […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History
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5 Of The Strangest Golf Stories Involving Figures In Hockey

It’s no secret that golf is a popular game among NHL players. And although these rugged warriors would trade a limb for having their name engraved on the Stanley Cup, […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
With mountains, lakes, forests and money, about the only thing Seattle doesn't have is the NHL and NBA - yet. Credit: Spmenic, at Wikimedia Commons.

The NHL to Seattle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

When last I wrote on the subject, the sun, moon and stars were aligning perfectly. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly was openly discussing expansion, a contingent of Seattle politicos were […]