Post Tagged with: "Wayne Gretzky"

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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
Canadian Press 1988

IntelliGym Helping To Develop Hockey Sense

There was one thing that made the likes of Gretzky, Howe, Orr, Beliveau, Yzerman, Crosby, etc. different from all the other NHL players.  Aside from being the best to ever […]

by · January 8, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
When The Northlands Coliseum Closes on the Oilers

When The Northlands Coliseum Closes on the Oilers

To those who know me, I wasn’t originally a Canucks fan. To a fault, I will admit that I am a bandwagon jumper. Yes, I am guilty of  jumping from […]

by · December 17, 2013 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History
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The Oilers: Pattern of Failure or Impossible Precedent?

Since their last Stanley Cup championship in 1990, the Edmonton Oilers have made the playoffs nine times out of 22 seasons, including one trip to the Finals in 2006. Since […]

by · December 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers
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Q & A With Manny Malhotra of the Carolina Hurricanes

Manny Malhotra has played for six different NHL teams now as he begins his 15th season in the league and even though he never became a great goal scorer, the […]

by · November 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
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5 Hockey Thoughts and Oddities

Lying awake at night, listening to the snores of bedfellows and little ones in neighboring bedrooms, the mind gets to wandering. The ‘whys’, ‘hows’, whos’, and ‘whens’ of the night […]

by · October 24, 2013 · 2 comments · News/Commentary, Top 10 Lists
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will have to improve their playoff performances this season.(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

The Penguins Penalty Killing: What Now?

When hockey fans think about the Pittsburgh Penguins, they typically think scoring; they think talent; they think explosiveness.  In reality, though, the Pens have been more than just an offensive juggernaut over the […]

by · October 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Lights, Camera, Action!: A History of NHL Players Acting

Lights, Camera, Action!: A History of NHL Players Acting

Fans of the hit comedy “Dumb and Dumber” rejoiced at the report that Cam Neely was set to reprise his role as the ornery trucker, Seabass. Even better news was […]

by · September 27, 2013 · 2 comments · Humor, News/Commentary
Would the return on Gagner be enough?

An Oilers History Lesson: Edmonton’s Captains Through the Years

The 2013-14 NHL season is just about a month away. Training camps are opening soon, and the excitement of the new year is in full swing. The Edmonton Oilers are […]

by · September 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History
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
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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 […]