Post Tagged with: "Wayne Gretzky"

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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 […]

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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