Friday, August 30, 2013


Sid the Kid graces the cover of Sports Illustrated after the 2009 Stanley Cup Final win for the Penguins in Detroit.   The Pens took the final 4 games to 3 over the Red Wings to win the 3rd cup in franchise history.

We Love Hockey!

33 days until opening night for the Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

We Love Old Time Hockey!

The Victoria Senators played in the first game of hockey on artificial ice in January of 1912.
The game was against the New Westminster Royals.  The Royals won by the score of 8-3.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Dennis and Bobby Hull played together for the Chicago Blackhawks 1964-1972

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1991 Hart Trophy

Brett Hull the 1990-91 winner of the Hart Trophy as regular season MVP.   He is standing with his father Bobby Hull winner of the the 1965 and 1966 Hart Trophies.  This makes them the only father and son winners of the Hart Trophy.

Brett led the league in 1990-91 with 86 goals and was second to Wayne Gretzky in total points with 131 to Gretzky's 163.   Brett was followed closely in 3rd place by his St. Louis linemate, center Adam Oates who tallied 115 points with 90 assist.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

1988 NHL Entry Draft

The first 2 picks of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft

#1 - Mike Modano - Minnesota North Stars

#2 Trevor Linden - Vancouver Canucks

Friday, August 9, 2013

A King's Ransom

Today in 1988 the sports world was rocked by the trade of "The Great One" Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers (who he led to 4 Stanley Cup wins in 5 tries) to the Los Angeles Kings.   He would take or drag the Kings to the top of the league and the 1993 Stanley Cup Final but Canada's national hero was going to try and bring hockey to the sunshine state.

The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "A King's Ransom" takes an in depth look at this momentous day in hockey history.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NHL National TV Schedule - October 2013

Here are the games that will be seen on NBC Sports Network and NHL Network (US) in the month of October

Opening Night
Oct 1st - NBCSN - Washington at Chicago  8pm

Oct 3rd - NBCSN - Los Angeles at Minnesota   8pm
Oct 5th - NHLN - Detroit at Boston  7pm
Oct 8th - NBCSN - Tampa Bay at Buffalo  730pm
               - NHLN -  New Jersey at Vancouver  10pm
Oct 9th - NBCSN - Chicago at St Louis  8pm
Oct 10th - NHLN - Phoenix at Detroit  730pm
Oct 11th - NHLN - NY Islanders at Chicago  8pm
Oct 12th - NHLN - Buffalo at Chicago  8pm
Oct 14th - NBCSN - Minnesota at Buffalo  730pm
Oct 15th - NHLN - Columbus at Detroit  730pm
                         - NBCSN - NY Rangers at Washington  8pm
Oct 17th - NHLN - Pittsburgh  at  Philadelphia  7pm
Oct 19th - NHLN - Vancouver at Pittsburgh  1pm
         - NHLN - Toronto at Chicago  7pm
Oct 21st - NBCSN - Colorado at Pittsburgh   730pm
Oct 22nd - NBCSN - Nashville at Minnesota  8pm
Oct 23rd - NBCSN - Boston at Buffalo  8pm
Oct 24th - NHLN - San Jose at Boston  7pm
Oct 25th - NHLN - Anaheim at Ottawa  730pm
Oct 26th - NHLN - NY Rangers at Detroit  7pm
Oct 28th - NBCSN - Montreal  at NY Rangers  730pm
Oct 29th - NBCSN - Tampa Bay at New Jersey  730pm
Oct 30th - NBCSN - Boston at Pittsburgh  8pm
Oct 31st - NHLN -  Anaheim at Boston  7pm