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by Anatoliy Metter Over the last few decades, individuals such as Vladislav Tretiak have shaped the game of hockey in unbelievable ways. It has often been noted that Tretiak never had a fair shot to compete in the NHL back in the 1980s, but the Russian netminder changed the face of the game for future
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Alternate jerseys have been commonplace in the NHL since the 1990s. The Edmonton Oilers introduced their first alternate jersey in 2001-02, and have featured one for the majority of the last two decades. More recently, NHL clubs have begun expanding their jersey sets for outdoor games, throwback nights and anniversary seasons. Per Icethetics, the Oilers
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There was a time when the New Jersey Devils were Stanley Cup contenders every season. While the Devils’ Stanley Cup championship rosters included notable skaters and future Hockey Hall of Famers, not all of those talented players lasted long in Jersey. The 2000 and 2003 Stanley Cup teams included a number of all-star caliber players
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Ranking all-time greats, no matter the sport, is a near-impossible task. Almost every era is drastically different from the next and the game of hockey is no different. With that in mind, we decided to break down our look at the greatest goaltenders to have played the game by decade and see how each one
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Brian Propp and Simon Gagne were impactful left-wingers during their time with the Philadelphia Flyers. Both played in different eras, but they both stood out as leaders, usually as one of the top scorers on the roster. However, head-to-head who comes out on top? Who made more of an impact on the franchise? Before diving
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On May 2, 2012, the Montreal Canadiens announced that former NHL defenseman Marc Bergevin would be serving as the team’s new general manager. The announcement came a month after the firing of former GM Pierre Gauthier when the Canadiens finished last in the Eastern Conference. Before Bergevin Served the Canadiens Marc Bergevin has been the
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Rod Gilbert and the New York Rangers were a perfect match. It’s been over half a century since Gilbert made his debut at the old Madison Square Garden (located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets), yet many of the franchise records he set during his tenure still stand. But it almost didn’t happen.
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The 2010s were a full decade of drafts for Doug Armstrong as the general manager of the St. Louis Blues. While he made a few great trades, he also made some excellent picks in the mid-to-late rounds of drafts. A lot of the players on the current Blues’ roster were drafted by the team, which
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You’ve probably heard of Bobby Orr. Widely considered the best defenseman to ever play the game, and even considered by some the best player ever, the legendary No. 4 took his first strides in the NHL during the 1966-67 season — but, it was during Orr’s prime that he dominated the league. From the 1969-70 season
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Trades provide each and every NHL team with the opportunity to immediately address glaring needs within their respective rosters. Good trades can set your franchise up for incredible success. Bad trades can leave you without a GM and needing to hire a new manager and coach in the offseason. The Edmonton Oilers are not the
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It takes more than offensive statistics to measure the impact of a great defenseman, including leadership, toughness, and durability; attributes that are difficult to quantify, yet are intrinsic to winning teams. The Calgary Flames have had many great defensemen over the last 40 seasons, from swift skaters to bone-crushing body checkers, Norris Trophy winners and
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The New York Islanders are a storied franchise. Coming into the league in 1972, they wasted no time at all. Within eight seasons of coming into the NHL, they would go on to become one of the best dynasties in NHL history. They went on to win four Stanley Cups – straight – from 1979-80
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The Colorado Avalanche have played host to some of the best hockey players in the league. During their run of multiple championships, and even beyond, the Avalanche have frequently had a combination of skills that made them one of the most exciting teams to watch. From top to bottom, the Avs lines have always provided
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Around this time, NHL award ballots are completed and submitted ahead of the annual ceremony in June. The Vancouver Canucks have had their share of award winners over their 50-year history. Elias Pettersson is the most recent award winner and won the Calder Trophy for his stellar rookie campaign in 2018-19 that will be remembered
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Inside the Hockey Hall of Fame, there’s a large room–a sanctuary–that honors hockey’s most notable players, athletes, builders and broadcasters. In addition to the Stanley Cup, there are custom-built trophy showcases filled with the Vezina, Hart, Art Ross and Calder trophies. And, of course, there are portraits and biographical sketches of each inducted member. Mario
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