The NHL’s Most Unbreakable Records

Many athletes believe – or at least pretend to believe – that records are made to be broken. If that’s the case, they haven’t taken a look at the NHL’s record books, or should I say the book that Gretzky re-wrote. Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 NHL records. (Phil/Flickr) Wayne Gretzky’s name is scribbled […]

6 NHL Teams You Might Have Forgotten

The NHL lied. There weren’t six original teams when the league began operations for the 1917-18 season. There were technically only four. And, of those, only one—the Montreal Canadiens—has essentially survived up to the present day. The “Original Six” as fans know it, only came to be a few decades later, with the relatively late-joining […]

The Sedin Twins and the 1999 NHL Entry Draft

  June 26, 1999, was a day that changed the fortunes of the Vancouver Canucks for more than the next decade. This, of course, being the day of the NHL Draft that saw Henrik and Daniel Sedin join the Vancouver Canucks. While there are some cynics who think the team’s success was stunted by the […]

5 Worst Trades in Blackhawks History

It is always easy to determine the winner and loser of a trade long after the fact.  The Chicago Blackhawks have made some awful trades that looked like mistakes the very moment they made them. Here are the five worst trades in franchise history. 5. October 25, 1991 Blackhawks trade away offense to get better […]

Best NHL Goalies of the 1980s

  The 1980s was the golden era of the National Hockey League (or so I’m told). It was a time of dynastic teams, high-scoring games and some of the best international hockey that’s ever been played. Of course, there were also the shady owners, the constant violence, scrums after every whistle and whatever the complete […]

Top 3 All-Time Sabres Goalies

Throughout the history of the Buffalo Sabres, the organization has been fortunate with the goaltending position. They’ve had some of the biggest names that have played the position don the blue and gold, as well as the red and black at one point. Thinking back on the history of goalies that have played for the Sabres, […]

50 in 50 for Mike Bossy

Mike Bossy Joins the NHL 50 in 50 Club On January 24, 1981, New York Islanders’ winger Mike Bossy became the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in the first 50 games of a season. The original feat was accomplished by Maurice “the Rocket” Richard, thirty-six years earlier, in the 1944-1945 season. Heading […]

10 Biggest Oilers Draft Busts Since 2000

The Edmonton Oilers struggles at the draft table have been well documented over the years. Poor drafting and developing has been a critical factor in why the Oilers have made the playoffs just four times since the 2000-01 season. Edmonton even went through a recent string where they had four first overall picks in six […]

Hitting in Women’s Hockey: Why Not?

Many rules and regulations in sports differ depending on which gender is on the playing field. In volleyball, the net is lower for women (7 feet, 4 inches) than it is for men (8 feet). The same goes for basketball. This is justified because on average women tend to be several inches shorter than men. […]