Red Wings | Revisiting Mickey Redmond’s 1972-73 Season

In terms of the greatest players in Detroit Red Wings history, Mickey Redmond may not be the first name that comes to mind. The mustachioed marvel may resonate with fans due to his longstanding role as a team broadcaster, but many forget Redmond’s effectiveness during his playing days. Related: Detroit Red Wings’ 50-Goal Scorers A […]

The NHL 600-Goal Club

For most hockey players, winning the Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal. From being drafted to helping a team through the regular season, playoffs and eventually Stanley Cup Finals, hoisting the cup is always the end-goal. Along the way, however, players all seek to play the best they can for a variety of purposes. While […]

The Best Rookie Seasons in NHL History

The National Hockey League has witnessed a number of sensational rookie campaigns throughout its storied history, and this trend is set to continue. With the next squad of exceptional young stars, the NHL is stronger than ever in terms of elite young talent. However, despite the incredible skills of these players, it is highly unlikely that any rookie […]

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 […]

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 […]