Hockey History

The ninth installment in this series has arrived after previously looking at how the Minnesota Wild did in their first eight drafts. If you missed any of them or want a refresher, you can find those recaps below: The Wild finished the 2007-08 NHL season with a 44-28-10 record, which was good enough to win the Northwest
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June 20 has only ever seen one game played, but it provided a memorable goal for the underdogs. There were also two National Hockey League Entry Drafts on this date, with the same team picking first in both of them. So let’s begin our daily trip back in time to relive all the best moments
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This is one of the most memorable dates ever on Broadway, and it has nothing to do with a musical. Hockey fans in the Big Apple waited 54 seasons for the moment that happened back on this date in 1994. Also, the National Hockey League officially expanded into the Sunshine State. Let’s hop aboard the
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June 6 has been a hectic day over through National Hockey League History. A pair of expansion drafts were held on this date, including the first one ever. Lord Stanley called California home for the first time, and Bean Town acquired one of its most beloved players. It’s time to begin our daily trip through
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One of the most memorable penalties in Stanley Cup Final history was called on this date. Also, June 3 was a hectic day for the front office in Motown and provided plenty of postseason drama too. It’s time for our daily trip back through the years to relive all the memories from this day. The
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June 6, 1967. If you are an old-time hockey fan, or a purist, that date is a day of infamy. If you are of the more modern generation, you likely think of it as the day that the Original Six became 12. No matter how you view the date, it is the day on which
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Scenario: you wake up in the morning with the incredible urge to spend your own money on 31 National Hockey League jerseys, one from the history of each franchise. Which ones would you choose? More importantly, whose name would be on the back? There’s a lot that would go into such decisions. Do you value
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The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens? The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers? Perhaps a more recent team, like the 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings? These three teams are among the first that come to mind in a discussion of the best teams in NHL history. Here at The Hockey Writers, our goal is to find out what the best team
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In 2017, the NHL announced its top 100 players of all-time as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The players that comprised the list represented 32 NHL franchises, including three that are now defunct. This list breaks down the 100 Greatest NHL Players by the teams that they played at least one NHL game for
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Gord Downie, the powerful, enigmatic and wonderfully quirky Canadian singer-songwriter passed away Oct. 17, 2017. It wasn’t a surprise to anyone. He chose to make his brain cancer diagnosis public in May 2016. That summer, he underwent an emotional and exhausting tour with his band The Tragically Hip. The finale in Kingston, Ontario was described
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Two of the greatest dynasties in National Hockey League history hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup on this date. May 21 has also seen some big individual performances and final games for future Hall of Famers. Let’s begin our daily trip back in time to relive all the best moments. A Pair of Dynastic Wins On May
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A pair of historic Stanley Cup champions were crowned on this date. May 19 has also seen some great individual efforts by Hall of Fame defensemen and goaltenders. Let’s begin our trip back in time and experience all the best this date has had to offer through the decades. Champions Crowned On May 19, 1974,
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