Hockey History

The first thing you’ll hear before the puck drops at a Buffalo Sabres home game is the Canadian national anthem. The Sabres are the only American professional sports team to play “O Canada” before every home game, regardless of whether their opponent is Canadian or not. What’s more, the Sabres name is spelled using Canadian
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Jim Benning has been the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks since May 23, 2014. During his time as GM, he has made questionable signings, free agents, and waiver placements. Today, we dive into his trade history to determine the five worst trades of the Benning era. Honorable Mentions Linus Karlsson for Jonathan Dahlén Ryan
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The top two scorers in National Hockey League history both had memorable nights on this date. Jan. 27 was a very busy date in Montreal, Toronto, and Pittsburgh. Some of the biggest names in the history of the game left their mark on this date through the years. So, let’s fire up the THW time
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The numbers 200 and 400 showed up numerous times on this date through National Hockey League history. In addition, there were a handful of events and feats to happen for the first time and some memorable All-Star Game moments. It is time for a daily look back in time at all the big stories from
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One of the greatest goal scorers in National Hockey League history had two big achievements on this date. He was far from the only Hockey Hall of Fame member to have a memorable night, and a trio of All-Star Games were played. Let’s take our daily trip back through time and relive the most significant
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Two of the greatest players who ever skated in the National Hockey League had memorable performances on this date. Plus, the number 1,000 was a reoccurring theme, a shortened season began, and a dynamic duo in Chicago hit a pair of personal milestones. Let’s take our daily trip back through time and relive the best
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Two of the greatest goal-scorers in the history of the National Hockey League had milestone moments on this date. Also, new franchise highs were established, memorable All-Star Games were played, and San Jose had a very busy date. It is time to fire up the THW time machine for our daily trip through the decades.
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This wasn’t the most eventful date in National Hockey League history, but there was a huge win in Philadelphia in 1976. Fans in Edmonton and Los Angeles had a lot to cheer about, while there were plenty of personal milestones hit as well. Let’s strap in and go for our daily trip through the decades.
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Some of the greatest players in National Hockey League history have had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Jan. 10. The fans in Montreal, Boston, and Buffalo were treated to multiple big moments throughout the decades. It is time to fire up our hockey time machine to take a look at all the best this
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Since entering the NHL in 1979 following its merger with the World Hockey Association (WHA), the Edmonton Oilers have replaced their head coach six times during the season, most recently in 2021-22 when Jay Woodcroft took over from Dave Tippett.  Each mid-season coaching change was preceded by a prolonged slump, and in each instance, the
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Jan. 7 has been a very busy day in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles throughout the history of the National Hockey League. There were also plenty of all-time greats who reached personal milestones and had big performances. Once again, it is time for a daily trip back through the years of hockey memories. Historic Day
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The Colorado Avalanche don’t have the long and storied history that some NHL franchises boast, but they have been pretty good since relocating to the Rocky Mountains before the 1995-96 season. During their time in Colorado, the Avs have won three Stanley Cups, and have gotten acquainted with many fan favorites along the way. Related:
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As we get ready to say goodbye to the year and welcome in new beginnings, we will take our daily look back at National Hockey League history. One of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of skates loved playing on this date during his amazing career. Additionally, a historic game was played
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It has been six seasons since the Detroit Red Wings participated in the NHL playoffs. Prior to that, Detroit had 25-consecutive appearances in the postseason, which gave fans a bit of everything from disappointing first-round exits to six appearances in the Stanley Cup Final, resulting in four championships. As the team continues to rebuild, here
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The San Jose Sharks have had success drafting, especially under Doug Wilson in the late rounds, but there have also been many whiffs. While no draft pick is a certainty by any means, and every team has its share of misses, some by the Sharks’ have been massive gaffes. What Constitutes a Bad Draft Pick?
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