Hockey History

This date in National Hockey League history has seen some major coaching moves in recent years. It has also hosted three different NHL Entry Drafts with some impressive classes. Let’s begin our daily trip through the decades to relive all the best June 21 has given us. Big Time Coaching Moves June 21 has been
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June 20 has only ever seen one game played, but it provided a memorable goal for the underdogs. There were also two National Hockey League Entry Drafts on this date, with the same team picking first in both of them. So let’s begin our daily trip back in time to relive all the best moments
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So often we delve deep into the analytical side of trades in sports. Which players needed the change more? Which team is going to come out on top? Was there even a winner or loser in the deal? Did they overpay for a star or underpay for a valuable role player? All these questions drive
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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 supposed skill sets.
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Although there have been no games played on this date, there has still been plenty of National Hockey League history made over the years. One of the greatest players to ever play the game was honored following his last full season in the league. A head coach was traded for the first time, and a
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There was a trio of Stanley Cup Final games played on this date with one providing and huge upset and another extending the season for one last game. Also, an Entry Draft took place on June 17 that brought some big names and future Hall of Famers into the National Hockey League. Devils Record-Setting Upset
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This is one of the most memorable dates ever on Broadway, and it has nothing to do with a musical. Hockey fans in the Big Apple waited 54 seasons for the moment that happened back on this date in 1994. Also, the National Hockey League officially expanded into the Sunshine State. Let’s hop aboard the
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Every year renews the age-old debate as to whether or not the Georges Vezina Trophy and the other major NHL awards should be renamed. The argument usually goes that the names of bygone hockey legends (often men such as Frank Calder and Conn Smythe who laid the foundations for hockey becoming a major sport in
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June 9 might be the busiest day, historically, for the month. This date in National Hockey League history includes some memorable Stanley Cup coronations, with one legend retiring and another joining the league. Let’s hop aboard the THW time machine to relive all the best memories this date has to offer. A Big Day for
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are a storied franchise, with five Stanley Cups, and with legends among the likes of Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jaromir Jagr, it’s very easy to remember the household names that have played for this franchise. However, the team does have their fair share of players that may have been
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There was still plenty of hockey played on June 7, and we got to see a trio of unique Stanley Cup winners, some overtime drama, clutch goaltending, and one streak extended while another was snapped. Plus, some of the best players in National Hockey League history got their calls to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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June 6, 1967. If you are an old-time hockey fan, or a purist, that date is a day of infamy. If you are of the more modern generation, you likely think of it as the day that the Original Six became 12. No matter how you view the date, it is the day on which
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This THW Archive piece was originally published in December, 2019. And the music from the skating rink drifts across the town … All across the world, the ice rink has become a home away from home for scores of hockey players and fans. From the sushi-serving confines of the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to
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