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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
99 : My Life in Pictures, by Wayne Gretzky. Foreword by John Davidson. Edited by Dan Diamond. (1999, Toronto: Total Sports. Hardcover. 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-8921-2919-2) On April 19, 14 […]
It’s a great myth that the 1994-95 lockout inflicted lasting damage on the careers of many veteran NHL stars. After 1993-94, the league suffered a well-documented drop in scoring that […]
Jason Spezza did not play in Ottawa’s 3 -2 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night, nor in Wednesday’s home game versus the Montreal Canadians. The nature of the […]