Post Tagged with: "Wayne Gretzky"

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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 […]

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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
IntelliGym Helping To Develop Hockey Sense

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