Hockey History

Nov. 25 has been one heck of an eventful date in National Hockey League history. Two of the greatest goal-scorers to ever play the game had memorable hat tricks while numerous goaltenders stole the show. Also, fans and Detroit and Pittsburgh had plenty to cheer about and a hero made his emotional return to the
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The San Jose Sharks finished the 2011-12 season second in the five-team Pacific Division, and seventh in the Western Conference. San Jose was then knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, falling 4-1 in a series with the St. Louis Blues. The Sharks then entered the 2012 NHL Draft searching for their future
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Dating back to 1967, when the NHL saw its first expansion, the Philadelphia Flyers have had one of the most iconic uniforms in hockey. As one of the only teams to utilize the color orange in their uniform, the Flyers sweaters have almost always stood out. On top of that, the use of the same
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Most North American hockey observers remember Viktor Tikhonov as a harsh taskmaster, who ruled over his players like a drill sergeant, barking out orders and letting them know who was in charge. Underneath that gruff exterior was a brilliant hockey mind who laid the groundwork for one of the prominent international hockey powerhouses that revolutionized
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Nashville GM David Poile is known for his superb drafting, selecting the likes of David Legwand, Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne, Ryan Suter, and Scott Hartnell. While Poile has seen great success in many of his picks, he has also seen failure. Here are the five biggest Nashville Predators draft busts. Predators Draft Busts #5 Jonas
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A while back we sat down together and opened the NHL’s record book in search of some of the game’s most unbreakable records. While Wayne Gretzky’s name is found throughout the history of the game, it was decided that other marks including Sittler’s 10-point game, Orr’s 110-point season and Glenn Hall’s consecutive games played records
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If you ask any long-time Calgary Flames fan when the most difficult time was to support their team, they’ll likely tell you that from the 1996-97 season until the 2003-04 season, it was anything but smooth sailing. Long-time fans were displeased with the product on the ice as the club was in a major rebuilding
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This has been a very intriguing date in National Hockey League history. It has provided us with a new all-time leading scorer for players born in Europe. There were also a handful of goaltending milestones reached, some big moments in Pittsburgh, a very busy night in 1992 and even regular-season overtime was put on a
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On Monday, Adidas released their NHL reverse retro jerseys that had fans salivating (unless you root for the New York Islanders or Detroit Red Wings). The New York Rangers heard their fans and brought back the lady liberty jerseys, which were worn from the 1996-97 season until 2006-07 when they were retired. The Rangers have
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Players and even franchises come and go, oft-forgotten to the pages of history, but some remain in legend and folklore. Though the Hartford Whalers were a struggling franchise for much of its existence, legends still emerged. With the announcement that the Carolina Hurricanes will wear the revered Whalers colors and logo as their Reverse Retro jersey
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Trades provide each and every NHL team with the opportunity to immediately address glaring needs within their respective rosters. Good trades can set your franchise up for incredible success. Bad trades can leave you without a GM and needing to hire a new manager and coach in the offseason. The Edmonton Oilers are not the
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This date in National Hockey League history was especially good for players named Bobby. It has also provided many memorable moments all across the state of New York and in the City of Brotherly Love. Orr’s Enormous Day Bobby Orr had a ton of memorable days throughout his legendary career, but Nov. 15, 1973, is
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Over the course of the Dallas Stars franchise, the team has sported quite a few jerseys; some well-liked, while others not so much. Here is a comprehensive history of every jersey the Stars have worn since making the move to Dallas. New State, Same Jerseys When the Stars initially made the move to Dallas, their
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