Hockey History

Exploring the origins and historical events of hockey.

I'm 51 years old and have a vivid memory of all of the 10 Penguins-Capitals playoff series. Here's a synopsis...
Eligibility Players will be judged only on their performance as hockey players Currently active players are eligible, but will be judged only on what they have already accomplished No, I don’t know what to do with Connor McDavid either Preliminary Discussion Thread Anyone may participate in this thread, even if he or she does not intend to take part in the voting round Posters are encouraged to share information about players in this thread and to take information shared into account when...
In the long history of the NHL there have been many moments that the league wished never happened. Some on my list are of course made tongue-in-cheek, and I only restricted myself to 100. Do you have any other examples of incidents in the NHL that led to bad publicity or was just embarrassing to the league in general, sad stuff, or stuff that happened behind closed doors that the league tried to put a lid on? 1918 – “Montreal Arena in flames” – Montreal Wanderers 1919 – “Spanish...
Ranking the performances of the recipients of the Conn Smythe since 1980.
My top 10 list (not in a definitive order, but in a sort of order): Tikkanen-Gretzky-Kurri (Edmonton Oilers) Aka Finnish Sandwich. I don’t know if it was even the best of Gretzky’s lines, but a very well balanced version of the Oilers’ top line it was in my opinion; one offensive wizard and best playmaker of all-time, one two-way player with a lethal shot, and one, well, nutter. :D (No no, Tikkanen was a fine all-round player.) They were a joy to watch and a nightmare for the opponents in...
The goal of this project is pretty simple. I set out to create a complete map of the aftershocks of the epic 1992 trade of Eric Lindros from Quebec to Philadelphia. That trade set off a domino effect of transactions which has greatly impacted all 31 franchises over the past 26 years. While it’s true that there have been other trades which have created a chain of other moves around the league, I’m quite convinced at this point that the Lindros trade is unique in its breadth and depth of...
We all know that Al Iafrate does not like empty net goals. The story goes that Iafrate was in clear but elected to shoot the puck in the corner rather than into the open net and when asked about it afterwards was quoted as saying: "empty net goals are for [sissies/pansies/wussies/losers/and some other terms that are more likely to be the actual quote but I will refrain from posting so I don't get banned]" (does anyone have the actual video of this game and the interview?) In any case I...
So what moments does hockey have like that? In other words, great moments in a series, or a game, that we all know about but still didn't translate into a victory.
I thought it would be neat thing to take a look at the early European players who got attention from North Americans. Players that were put on negotiaion lists of NHL clubs, were invited to training camps or just generally were commented on that they could play in the NHL. When time permits I will look at each and everyone of them, how they did at the training camps, or just comment on their chances to make it over in North America. Of course, the criteria is that they spent their...
This was a very interesting crossroads series- a young up and coming Penguins against a veteran Flyer team that, contrary to what I once though, did not have a ton of old guys (only 6 players on this roster were 30 or older), but had a lot of playoff experience and postseason mileage.
Just wanted to put some finer points on the "Yzerman sacrificed offense for defense" narrative.
With the trade deadline approaching, this always becomes a topic of discussion, so let's see how many moves we can list that can be directly attributed to a team's Stanley Cup win. The first trade that always springs to mind as being the quintessential trade deadline move was the Islanders' acquisition of Butch Goring from the LA Kings for Dave Lewis and Billy Harris. The Islanders would go on to win their first of four consecutive Stanley Cups, with Goring capturing a Conn Smythe during...
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