There are many achievements in sports that fans think will never be duplicated. Followers of basketball doubt they will ever witness another 100 point performance, and baseball is unlikely to produce another player who will play over 3,000 consecutive games. In hockey, the feat that was thought to be untouchable was “50 in 50.” This is scoring 50 goals in a team’s first 50 games, and in 1980 it had only been done once.
Maurice Richard had managed it during the 1944-45 NHL season, Continue Reading »
The pinnacle of professional hockey is reached by winning the Stanley Cup. The NHL playoffs have provided numerous memorable moments. Whether by skill or controversy, two games will live on in the lore of the pursuit of Lord Stanley’s cup.
Game two of the divisional playoffs between Edmonton and Calgary occured in the 1988 playoffs. The “Battle of Alberta” features an intense rivalry between the Oilers and Flames. A short handed breakaway by Wayne Gretzky resulted in a resounding ping sound off the goalpost. Dead silence ensued as Edmonton would win and sweep the series. Continue Reading »
The NHL went through its third strike in 20 years as the Labor Board managed to placate owners while giving the players some collective clout. As the devil’s details can be seen in the new CBA, the heated rivalries and star players can be seen on the ice again”brawling, scrapping, pinching in, fore-checking, back-checking and all of the other things that happen inside and out of the neutral zone. Phew! The sound of crashing the boards is now sweeter than ever as Continue Reading »
Adam Henrique may not be an aged veteran in the NHL, but he is still a talented player. Through his hard work, dedication to the game, and his commitment to his teammates, Henrique has garnished a great deal of respect. Upon returning back to Albany, he was interviewed and had voiced his desire to become a team captain.
During the interview Henrique said multiple times he feels he can be a great team captain. He feels his experience in the league sets him apart from other players. Furthermore, he wants to be the guy to teach Continue Reading »
Hockey remains a popular sport with fans all over the world. An all star game, exhibition game or any chance to see the best players in the sport go head to heard is not an opportunity that fans would want to miss out. Learning more about the seasonal highlights and most important post-season games and opportunities will ensure that fans do not have to miss any of the opportunities to see the sport at its finest.
Investigating the seasonal and post seasonal opportunities you have to see top performing players like Continue Reading »
Former NHL hockey player Dominik Hasek has announced he will retire from hockey for the second time after failing to be offered a deal with a North American based team. The 47 year old Czech goaltender had been seeking a return to the NHL or AHL after recently playing in European leagues.
Hasek’s initial retirement came after winning his second Stanley Cup in 2008; at the time the goaltender known as the Dominator was sharing ice time with a second goaltender and decided to give up the game. Continue Reading »
Mike Modano came into the NHL hyped as one of the best offensive prospects to ever lace up his skates. He did not disappoint fans at all. He spent 21 years playing professional hockey and posted several all-time records as well as shattering numerous team records. The biggest being the number of goals score and points scored by an American born player.
When his team, the North Stars, moved from Minnesota to Dallas Modano became an ambassador for the sport of Hockey in a state Continue Reading »
The NHl has cancelled the first two weeks of what was supposed to be the 2012-13 season due to the current contract negotiations between owners and players groups. The two groups have not yet been able to come to an agreement in the talks working towards a new collective bargaining agreement. The Deputy Commissioner of the NHL, Bill Daly, stated last weekend that he is disappointed in the lack of progress that the two groups have made towards reaching a deal on the CBA. The main issues that are Continue Reading »