The Hockey Writers Podcast – Episode 1: Nylander, Wilson, Fuhr, More

On the very first episode of the new Hockey Writers Podcast, I went from Edmonton to San Jose, stopped in Buffalo and Toronto and had a lengthy conversation for NHL Hall of Famer and former goaltender Grant Fuhr. What to Expect on the Podcast This Week… Segment 1: The NHL 5-Minute Runaround As we travel the […]

Grant Fuhr Urges Oilers to Avoid Big Mistake

I was fortunate enough to have a long chat with former Oilers goaltender Grant Fuhr this week. A good guy whose documentary “Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story” had just been released in Canada on the Sportsnet Network, if you haven’t seen the film, you should record it or watch it. It’s definitely worth your […]

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 […]

Oilers History: The Return of Grant Fuhr

From the moment he made his NHL debut against the Winnipeg Jets on October 14, 1981, to the Edmonton Oilers elimination in the first round of the 1989 playoffs at the hands of Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings, no goaltender had accomplished more during said period of time than Grant Fuhr. In fact, […]

10 NHL Oddities We’ll Never See Again

The saying is that records are meant to be broken, but in certain cases, they simply won’t be broken. Barring radical changes to the playing style and rules of the NHL, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever see anything like the below occurrences. Some relate to scoring, others awards, and a few singular oddball events […]

Maple Leafs’ Recent Swaps With the Sabres

Their rivalry is separated by a border and a highway. Fans of both teams show up at away games so easily that they can change the feel of the atmosphere for one another’s home games. But when it comes to trading, there hasn’t been much action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres. […]