1999: The Worst NHL Draft Class Ever?

report this ad Before the 1999 NHL Draft took place in Boston, MA on June 26, many believed it was to have a deep amount of talent to choose from – a treasure trove of sorts. European players especially were considered to predominate the early selections, and they had prospective NHL suitors salivating over their […]

Calgary Flames’ 50-Goal Scorers

report this ad For a relatively young franchise, the Calgary Flames have seen a great deal of strong individual performances since becoming a National Hockey League club in 1972. In particular, the team has had a surprisingly large amount of 50-goal scorers over the years. Calgary Flames’ 50-goal scorers. (Vince Richard/The Hockey Writers) In the […]

St. Louis Blues’ 50-Goal Scorers

report this ad Ever since Maurice “The Rocket” Richard became the first to do so in 1944-45, scoring 50 goals in one season has been the pinnacle plateau for NHL goal scorers. The magic 50-number has distinguished the true “snipers” of the league. While Wayne Gretzky once scored 50 in only 39 games – an […]

How Sabres’ Legend Taro Tsujimoto Came to Be

report this ad Born Nov. 16, 1954 in Osaka, Japan, Taro Tsujimoto was a pint-sized forward at 5-foot-8, 180 pounds. His diminutive size didn’t stop him from putting up 15 goals and 25 points in his draft year. And though his stats won’t lead him to the Hockey Hall of Fame, he is truly a […]

Origins of Every NHL Team: Eastern Conference

By Kyle Gipe June 7th, 2019 report this ad In the first of a two-part post, learn how the Eastern Conference grew to its current size of 16 teams. Through expansion, league merger, and relocation, the conference increased from five of the Original Six teams in the north to having teams in Florida. Learn the […]

One for the Ages: Wayne Gretzky’s 1995-96 NHL Season

The 1995-96 St. Louis Blues were a collection of hockey’s aged superstars. A team with an all-in mentality. One that endeavored to squeeze whatever elixir was still left in the proverbial fountain of youth. But for some reason, it didn’t quite work. Wayne Gretzky’s time with the Blues is likely the least talked about time […]

Remembering Viktor Tikhonov: A Hockey Legend

report this ad Most North American hockey observers remember Viktor Tikhonov as a harsh taskmaster, who ruled over his players like a drill sergeant, barking out orders and letting them know who was in charge. Underneath that gruff exterior was a brilliant hockey mind who laid the groundwork for one of the prominent international hockey […]

Colorado Avalanche Franchise Jersey History

report this ad Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has technology, with development constantly adapting to bring players ultimate benefits without inhibiting their skill or style of play. Typically, […]

7 Cool Things About Auston Matthews

report this ad The Toronto Maple Leafs inked 21-year-old center and cornerstone Auston Matthews to a new contract on Feb. 5, a five-year, signing bonus-laden deal for $58.17 million that comes with an average annual cap hit of $11.634 million. Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) Being the second-highest paid NHL […]

Top 5 Greatest Stanley Cup Playoff Upsets

report this ad If history has shown hockey fans anything, then it has illustrated that there are no guarantees when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. Here are the top five Stanley Cup upsets in hockey history. Greatest Stanley Cup Upsets #5: 1945 Semifinals Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens After the end of the 1944-1945 […]