Post Tagged with: "Wayne Gretzky"

(Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

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
(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
Ode To The Backyard Ice Rink

Ode To The Backyard Ice Rink

Infomercial Heaven While going through the Internet the other night checking statistics and watching highlights, I came across a commercial by accident. This commercial was such an ode to building […]

by · March 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, News/Commentary
Next Goal Wins by Liam Maguire

Book Review: Next Goal Wins, NHL Trivia

Next Goal Wins!: The Ultimate NHL Historian’s One-of-a-Kind Collection of Hockey Trivia  By Liam Maguire, with a foreword by Wayne Gretzky.  (2012, Toronto: Random House Canada. Softcover. Pp. 227. $19.50 […]

by · March 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Trevor Linden spent 16 of his 19 NHL seasons in Vancouver, and remains the city's all-time favourite Canuck.

The Wonder Year: 1989

Remember that show, The Wonder Years? The TV series was basically following Fred Savage around, from ages 12 to 17 going through the trials and tribulations while growing up in […]

by · March 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Vancouver Canucks
Blake Wheeler (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Q & A with Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets

Blake Wheeler took a bit of a different path to the NHL than most others, and as my colleague Mike Rappaport pointed out he: “pulled the Justin Schultz move before […]

by · February 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Winnipeg Jets