Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1968 NHL Awards

The Award Winners for the 1967-68 NHL Season

Top Left
Stan Mikita 
(Chicago BlackHawks)
Hart Trophy (NHL Regular season MVP)
Art Ross Trophy (Top Scorer, Regular Season)
Lady Byng Trophy (Excellence and Sportsmanship)

Gump Worsley and Rogie Vachon
 (Montreal Canadiens)
Vezina Trophy (Best goaltending record, regular season)

Bottom right
Bobby Orr 
(Boston Bruins)
Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman)

Bottom Left
Derek Sanderson 
(Boston Bruins)
Calder Memorial Trophy (NHL Rookie of Year)

Top Right
Glenn Hall
(St. Louis Blues)
Conn Smythe Trophy (MVP,Stanley Cup Playoffs)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

President's Trophy 1999-2000 Season

Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger (Captain), Pierre Turgeon and headcoach Joel Quenneville accept the President's Trophy for having the best regular season record in the 1999-2000 NHL season.

The Blues went 51-19-11 and 1 OT loss for 114 points.  They finished 9 points ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers for the Trophy.  The Blues won the Central Division, the teams first since 1986-87 when they won the Norris Division.  They would not win another division title until the 2011-2012 season.

The joy didnt last long as they were beaten 4 games to 3 by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

We Love Hockey!

The 1969-1970 Season saw Tony Esposito (center) recorded an NHL record 15 shutouts with the help of Bobby Hull (left) and Gary Pinder (right).
This led the Blackhawks from last in their division in 1968-69 to division champions in 1969-1970. They were swept in the Stanley Cup semi-finals by eventual Cup champions Boston Bruins.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

1990-91 NHL Awards

Ed Belfour
Chicago Blackhawks
Vezina Trophy 
(NHL Goaltender of the Year)
Calder Trophy 
(NHL Rookie of the Year)
William Jennings Trophy
(Fewest Goals Allowed in Regular Season)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

1992 NHL All Star Game

Philadelphia hosted the 43rd NHL All Star Game on January 18th 1992

The 43rd NHL All-Star Game featured 16 goals as the Campbell Conference defeated the Wales Conference, 10–6. Brett Hull was named as the All-Star M.V.P. by recording two goals and one assist, while playing on a line with Los Angeles KingsWayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille.

Monday, July 15, 2013

1991 NHL All Star Game

The 42nd NHL All Star Game weekend was held at Chicago Stadium January 17-19th 1991.

The Campbell Conference beat the Wales Conference by a score of 11-5 and Vincent Damphousse of the Campbell team scored 4 goals including the last 3.  This was enough to earn him All Star game MVP honors.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

1967 Expansion

The 1967-68 NHL Season was the season of expansion that added 6 new teams to the Original 6.  

Teams added in The Expansion

California Golden Seals
Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings
Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota North Stars
St. Louis Blues

Saturday, July 13, 2013

1973-74 NHL Scoring Leader

Phil Esposito would win the Art Ross Trophy as the league leader scorer in 1973-74 with 68 goals and 77 asssist for 145 points. He would also take home the Hart Trophy as the NHL's regular season MVP.

Bill Goldsworthy would finish the season with 48 goals and 26 assist for 74 points.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

We Love Hockey

Washington Capitals Rod Langway poses with the Norris Trophy as the NHL's Best Defenseman, he won the award in 1982 and 1983

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Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur stands with future Hall of Famers Mats Sundin and Joe Sakic in 1990

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top 10 NHL Fights 2012-2013

1972 NHL Awards

Phil Esposito and Bobby Clarke admire Bobby Hull's Hart Trophy as regular season MVP for 1972.

Hull also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP, the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman and of course the Stanley Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins.

Eposito would win the Art Ross Trophy as the leagues leading scorer in the regular season with 66 goals, 67 assist and 133 points.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Bryan Trottier (NY Islanders) winner of the 1979 Hart Trophy (League MVP) and Art Ross Trophy (Leading Scorer) stands beside Denis Potvin (NY Islanders) winner of the 1979 Norris Trophy (Best NHL Defenseman).

2013 AHL Champions (Calder Cup) Grand Rapids Griffins

2013 Calder Cup Champions
(American Hockey League)
The Grand Rapids Griffins

Grand Rapids defeat Syracuse Crunch 4 games to 3

For the Love of Hockey

Gilbert Perrault, the #1 overall pick in the 1970 NHL Draft

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Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux celebrate the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the 1992 Stanley Cup final over the Chicago Blackhawks in a sweep 4-0

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

2013 Jack Adams Trophy

2013 Jack Adams Trophy
(Coach of the Year)

Paul MacLean
Ottawa Senators 
7th in the Eastern conference

The Voting totals for the Jack Adams Trophy 2013

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New York Ranger goalie Ed Giacomin (1) vs Boston's John Bucyk (9)  in a Stanley Cup playoff game 
 April 16th 1970
Also pictured, Bob Nevin (8) NYR and  Ab Demarco (24) NYR

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1987 NHL Awards
Wayne Gretzky in the 1980s was the big winner.  Besides winning the Stanley Cup and the Campbell Conference Trophy as captain of the Edmonton Oilers he took home:

The Hart Trophy/NHL MVP
(his 8th consecutive Hart Trophy)

The Art Ross Trophy/Leading Scorer for 1986-87
62 Goals, 121 assist, 183 points

The Lester B. Pearson, now Ted Lindsay Trophy/MVP as voted by the players

NHL Plus/Minus Award
and if it existed then, the 
Rocket Richard Trophy/Leading Goal Scorer
62 goals

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From December 1973 the Vancouver Canucks Gary Smith and Philadelphia's Bernie Parent have a discussion at center ice

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2013 Hart Trophy

Winner of the 2013 Hart Trophy

Alexander Ovechkin
Washington Capitals
(3rd Hart Trophy - 2008, 2009,2013)

Goals - 32   (1st)
Assists - 24  (35th)
Points - 56   (3rd)

2013 Vezina Tropy Winner

2013 Vezina Trophy Winner

Sergei Bobrovsky
Columbus Blue Jackets

21 Wins   (7th)
11  Losses   (18th)
2.00 GAA    (5th)
.932 SV %    (2nd)
4  Shutouts    (6th)
2,219 minutes played   (11th)