Post Tagged with: "Wayne Gretzky"

With mountains, lakes, forests and money, about the only thing Seattle doesn't have is the NHL - 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 […]

Wayne Gretzky (Phil/Flickr)

The NHL’s Most Unbreakable Records

Many athletes believe – or at least pretend to believe – that records are made to be broken. If that’s the case, they haven’t taken a look at the NHL’s […]

Sheng Peng (The Hockey Writers)

LA Kings Championship Parade: Who Should Have Been Here?

Los Angeles Kings fans were so used to losing. So this chatter about a prospective dynasty—dynasty?!—is as startling as say, going from being a janitor to joining the Justice League. We […]

by · June 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings
Wayne Gretzky (Phil/Flickr)

Eliminating Shots as a Formula for Success, as Told by Wayne Gretzky

For a group of athletes often characterized for clichés and boring interviews, perhaps the greatest player of all time may have actually had a deeper point than he initially intended. […]

by · March 31, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Advanced Stats, News/Commentary
Smyth succeeded where Bonsignore did not.(bridgetds/Flickr)

Ryan Smyth on the Doorstep of History

The Edmonton Oilers season has been, in a word, terrible. The team has failed to produce on the ice, the coaching has been called into question, some fans have essentially […]

by · March 28, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
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All the Kings’ Captains: The Stories Behind the “C”

There is something to be said about players who are appointed as captains in a league of over 800 players.  Specifically, thirty players have this honor.  These players encompass a […]

by · March 15, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
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The Top 5 Los Angeles Kings Trades of All Time

This statement won’t carry much shock value, but the Los Angeles Kings have made a lot of bad trades over their 46+ year history. It bears repeating: a lot of […]

Miikka Kiprusoff. (Icon SMI)

Battle of Alberta: Playoff Madness & More

The Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers have faced each other in hockey battle for four decades. The Battle of Alberta has seen its share of classic games. The teams […]

by · March 2, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History
The current Winnipeg Jets might have a different jersey design, but the jerseys that the team wore during the 80s were certainly memorable. (Photo Credit: Classic Auctions)

How the West is Lost

At one time, the teams in Western Canada were the darlings of the NHL. Opponents have traveled through this unforgiving land of mountain and prairie without any guarantee of victory. […]

by · January 26, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
The acquisition of Marcel Dionne was a coup for Los Angeles back in 1975 (credit:, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Week of January 20 – 26 in Los Angeles Kings History

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it — Winston Churchill With the historic Dodger Stadium game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks on […]

by · January 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
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Los Angeles Kings: The Foundation of Royalty

Professional Hockey is Born The Los Angeles Kings built a legacy that did not start until professional ice hockey had been around for over six decades.  Many people who follow […]

by · January 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
Kerry Fraser (Josh Smith/THW)

Kerry Fraser Assesses Habs at Midpoint

When you have worked in hockey for as long as Kerry Fraser has, you’re bound to know a thing or two about the game. However, an NHL referee not only […]

by · January 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Media