Post Tagged with: "Wayne Gretzky"

The Wayne Gretzky Sweater Card & the Hope of Cool

The Wayne Gretzky Sweater Card & the Hope of Cool

In 1988, black, silver, and white was a menacing color combination for a sports jersey. In a world of jerseys still bursting with Technicolor, only football’s renegades, the Los Angeles Raiders, shrouded […]

by · August 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, News/Commentary
Canadian Press 1988

In Defense of Peter Pocklington and ‘The Trade’

August 9, 1988. A day that most Canadian hockey fans will never forget. It was when Edmonton Oiler and icon of Canada Wayne Gretzky was traded to the States with […]

by · August 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, News/Commentary
(Photo By Andy Martin Jr)

The Crosby Effect

It was 2004.  The Pittsburgh Penguins were atrocious, yet again.  It had been three years straight of missing the playoffs and the team finished in dead last.  The once prosperous […]

(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Babcock: The Best Coach in the NHL

A few weeks ago I polled 35 contributors at The Hockey Writers, asking who is currently the best coach in the NHL today. The overwhelming winner with 18 votes was […]

by · August 2, 2013 · 1 comment · Detroit Red Wings, News/Commentary
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Will Mario Lemieux Ever Retire Jaromir Jagr’s Jersey?

Jaromir Jagr deserves to have his Pittsburgh Penguins’ jersey retired. There are too many Penguins’ fans who do not respect Jagr enough to agree. Even after all Jagr has accomplished […]

by · July 29, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Whatever it was, Sidney Crosby was not himself in the Pittsburgh Penguins most dire hour of need. (Icon SMI)

Ineffective Headshot Rule Signals Time To Eliminate Instigator Rule

It seems that the NHL’s Rule 48 on illegal checks to the head, instituted three years ago to curb concussions, isn’t working according to new research from Toronto’s St. Michael’s […]

NHL Realignment: Renaming the New Divisions

NHL Realignment: Renaming the New Divisions

Starting with this upcoming NHL season, the league has adopted a new realignment due in large part to the Winnipeg Jets. Gone are the days of three divisions in each […]

by · July 9, 2013 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
Wayne Gretzky (Phil/Flickr)

Futility: Hockey’s Dirty Word (Part Three)

Futility Part Three: Dud Dynasties In this final installment of Hockey Futility, we look at two franchises that were once on the top of the NHL map so many decades […]

by · June 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Humor
Jari Kurri drinks from Lord Stanley's Cup!!!

Happy Birthday to the Finnish Flash, Jari Kurri

Jari Kurri, an underrated member of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty of the 1980s, celebrates his 53rd birthday today. Sometimes overshadowed by the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier, Kurri […]

by · May 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History
Dave Taylor (left) was the Kings' GM during the bitter contract negotiations with Blake. (credit: Shelly Castellano/Icon SMI).

The Greatest Stanley Cup Playoff Game Ever

Over the years, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to a multitude of teams that have battled their way to hockey immortality through blood, sweat, and tears. The road to […]

by · May 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History
Is it time for a new WHA?

The WHA: A Look Back 40 Years Later

  On the 40th anniversary of the WHA’s  first-ever champions, the New England Whalers, we take a look back at how it began, what made it important and how it […]

by · May 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History

Taylor Hall Breaks Gretzky’s Record in Oilers Victory

Many have questioned whether or not the Edmonton Oilers were good enough to make the playoffs. There have been doubts about the defense, goaltending and team toughness, and how all of the young players on this team would come together to find success. But no one ever questioned that this team has skill, and last night against the Vancouver Canucks, it was on full display.

by · March 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers