Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

1980 Conn Smythe Winner

The winner of the 1980 Conn Smythe trophy as NHL Playoff MVP was Bryan Trottier of the New York Islanders.   The Islanders won the first of 4 consecutive Stanley Cups in 1980.   


The Islanders led by hall of famers Denis Potvin, Billy Smith, Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier and head coach Al Arbor beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 2.  The Isles clinched the cup in game 6 as Bobby Nystrom scored the cup winner in overtime to give the Islanders a 5-4 win.


Trottier was number 6 in scoring for the regular season with 42 goals and 62 assist for 104 points.  Strangely none of the Islanders made the all NHL 1st or 2nd teams for the 1979-80 season.

Here is a link to Bryan Trottier's memories of the 1980 Finals.

NHL Rewind 11/25/11

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wayne Gretzky Day

Today November 22nd is really Wayne Gretzky Day in the NHL.


On this date in 1986 Wayne Gretzky scored a hat trick against the Vancouver Canucks to register goals 498, 499 and 500.   He reached 500 goals in his 575th NHL game, the fastest ever to 500 goals.



Then on November 22nd 1999 Wayne Gretzky became the 10th and last player that bypass the 3 year waiting period for induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stat of the NIght

Here are the Top Ten in Points as of today for the NHL 2011-12 regular season

1 - Claude Giroux (PHI) - 26
2 - Phil Kessel (TOR) - 25
3 - Thomas Vanek (BUF) - 24
4 - Anze Kopitar (LAK) - 23
5 - Jason Pominville (BUF) - 23
6 - Daniel Sedin (VAN) - 23
7 - Marian Hossa (CHI) - 22
8 - Patrick Kane (CHI) - 21
9 - Henrik Sedin (VAN) - 21
10 - James Neal (PIT) - 20

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

St Louis Blue Fire Head Coach Today

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Blues fire head coach Davis Payne tonight and replace him with Ken Hitchcock.  Hitchcock last coached in 2010 for the Columbus Blue Jackets.   He has had success wherever he went so this is a step up for the Blues.

Saturday, November 5, 2011