Monday, December 29, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

1981 NHL Rookie of the Year

Peter Stastny - 1981 Calder Memorial Trophy 
(NHL Rookie of the the Year)

39 Goals, 70 assists = 109 points
The first NHL rookie to reach 100 points 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

1994 Calder Trophy Winner - Martin Broduer

Martin Broduer 
New Jersey Devils
1993-94 winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy -  
NHL Rookie of the Year
2nd in the NHL Goals Against Average (2.40) 
27 wins - 11 losses - 8 ties
3 Shutouts
Led the Devils to the 2nd best record in the NHL for 1993-94
Lost in the Eastern conference finals to the NY Rangers.

NHL Top 5 Plays from 12/22/2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

1940 Vezina Trophy

David Kerr 
winner of the 1939-40 Vezina Trophy 
as the NHL's top goaltender 

He led the NY Rangers to the Stanley Cup win in 1940 after leading the NHL in most games played, most shutouts, most playoff games by a goalie, most playoff minutes by a goalie, most playoff wins, most playoff shutouts and lowest playoff goals against average.  He held the record for most playoff shutouts in a single playoff season (4) until tied by Mike Richter.

As shown above, he was the first hockey player to appear on the cover of Time magazine (March 14th 1938).

In 1940 he won the Vezina trophy with a 1.54 GAA, 8 shutouts and a 19 game unbeaten streak.  He finished the season with 27 wins and 11 losses and 10 ties with 8 shutouts.  This was to be his next to last season, he retired after the 1940-41 season.

He was an ironman, missing only one game between 1934 and 1941 and started every game for 5 straight seasons (1936-1941).

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

1962-63 Calder Memorial Trophy

Kent Douglas
Toronto Maple Leafs
1962-63 Calder Memorial Trophy
NHL Rookie of the Year

Ed Belfour 1991

Ed Belfour 
Chicago Blackhawks 
Winner of the 1991 
Vezina Trophy
Calder Memorial Trophy
 Jennings Trophy

Friday, December 5, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Class of Jean Beliveau

Keith Olbmermann gives a great tribute to Jean Beliveau, who died December 2nd 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

NHL Standings (December 1st 2014)

Standings for NHL as of December 1st 

Eastern Conference - 

Atlantic Division: 
 Tampa Bay Lightning (16-6-2) 
Detroit Red Wings (14-5-5) 
Boston Bruins (14-9-1) 
Toronto Maple Leafs (12-8-3) 
Florida Panthers (9-6-6) 
Ottawa Senators (10-9-4) 
Buffalo Sabres (8-14-2) 

Metropolitan Division: 
 Pittsburgh Penguins (16-5-2) 
New York Islanders (17-7-0)
New York Rangers (11-8-4) 
Washington Capitals (10-9-4)
New Jersey Devils (9-11-4) 
Philadelphia Flyers (8-12-3) 
Carolina Hurricanes (7-13-3) 
Columbus Blue Jackets (6-15-2) 

Western Conference - 

Central Division: 
 Nashville Predators (16-5-2) 
St. Louis Blues (16-6-2) 
Chicago Blackhawks (12-9-4) 
Winnipeg Jets (12-9-4)
Minnesota Wild (13-9-1) 
Dallas Stars (9-10-5)
Colorado Avalanche (9-10-5)

Pacific Division: 
 Vancouver Canucks (16-7-1) 
Anaheim Ducks (14-6-5) 
Calgary Flames (15-8-2) 
Los Angeles Kings (12-7-5
San Jose Sharks (11-10-4)
Arizona Coyotes (9-12-3) 
Edmonton Oilers (6-14-4)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Today in NHL History (November 28th)

November 28th 1954

Boston's Leo Labine scored three goals (in a span of 4:22) and added three assists in a 6-2 win over Detroit, at 
Boston Garden. Labine picked up five points in the second period to tie an NHL record.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Great Gordie Howe

Keith Olbermann gives a great tribute to "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe as he is fighting for his life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

1952 Stanley Cup Champions

Swept the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals
The is team had the Hart Trophy and Ross Trophy winner Gordie Howe andVezina Trophy winner Terry Sawchuk.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014


Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull and Pierre Pilote hold their NHL Awards for the 1964-65 season.

Mikita took home his 2nd Art Ross trophy as the league's leading scorer (87 points) while Bobby Hull hods the Hart Trophy as NHL regular season MVP and the Lady Byng Trophy as the league's most gentlemanly player.  BlackHawks Captain Pierre Pilote holds his 3rd consecutive (and last) James Norris trophy as the NHL's top defenseman.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


1969 - Boston Bruins Tony Esposito (left) wins the first of his 2 Hart trophies as NHL MVP and his 1st of 5 Art Ross trophies as the NHL top point getter in the regular season.  Bobby Orr (right) wins the 2nd of his 8 consecutive Norris trophies as the NHL's top defenseman.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Today in Hockey History (October 7th)

October 7th 1972
Eddie Westfall scores the New York Islanders first goal in their first game, a 3-2 loss to the expansion cousins the Atlanta Flames.
Westfall was also the first Islanders captain, and was the captain for the first 4 seasons of the Islanders existence.   He also led the team in assist (31) in the 1972-73 expansion season.

October 7th 1992
Chris Kontos scored four goals in the Tampa Bay Lightning's first game, a 7-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.  It was also the first power play goal for the Tampa Bay and Kontos became the first Lightning play to record a hat-trick and four goal game.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vezina Trophy

George Hainsworth
(Montreal Canadiens)
winner of the first 3 Vezina Trophies
1927, 1928, 1929

Friday, September 19, 2014

1976 Jack Adams Trophy

Winner of the 1975-76 Jack Adams Trophy 
(NHL Coach of the Year)

Don Cherry
Boston Bruins

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

1976 Canada Cup Final

1976 Canada Cup Final


September 15th 1976
Montreal Forum

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Super Series 1976

The Soviet Red Army Team met the top NHL teams in a series of games from December 1975 through January 1976.

The faced the NY Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins.

Here they meet the Canadiens in a the Montreal Forum with a crowd that was ready to explode at every possible goal by the Habs.

Friday, August 29, 2014


The Winnipeg Jets celebrating their 1978 Avco Cup win as the World Hockey Association Champions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hockey History

August 25th 1977

Alex Delvecchio and Tim Horton (yes that Tim Horton) were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Tim Horton spent 24 seasons in the NHL (18 of them with the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2 as a Ranger, 2 with the Buffalo Sabres and 1 with the Penguins) as a punishing defenseman.  He won 4 Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs in 1962,1963,1964 and 1967.   He would start the Tim Horton's Doughnuts in 1964 but tragically died at the age of 44 in a car accident on his way back to Buffalo after a game in Toronto.

Alex Delvecchio played 24 seasons also but all of them with the Detroit Red Wings and won 3 Stanley Cups in 1952, 1954 and 1955.  He won 3 Lady Byng trophies as the NHL's Most Gentlemanly Player in 1959,1966 and 1969.   He will be most remembered for his playing days as a member of the feared "Production Line" with Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay.   He also coached the RedWings for 4 seasons (1973-1977) before resigning his position.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bobby Hull 50th and 51st Goals

March 1966
Bobby Hull scores his 50th and 51st goals of the season against
the NY Rangers, he would finish the season with a then record of 54 goals in a season.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Today in Hockey History (August 7th)

August 7th 1992

The Buffalo Sabres aquired goaltender Dominik Hasek from the Chicago Blackhawks.  He would go on to win back to back Hart Trophies as NHL MVP in 1997 and 1998 along with 6 Vezina Trophies as the top NHL goaltender 
(1994,'95,'97,'98,'99 and 2001).

Monday, July 14, 2014

1987 and 1988 Jack Adams Trophy

Jacque Demers is to date the first and only coach to win back to back Jack Adams Trophies as NHL Coach of the Year.  He won the 1987 and 1988 Awards as head coach of the Detroit Redwings.   In these 2 seasons he guided the Red Wings to consecutive Campbell Conference Finals appearances but lost both to eventual Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers.


Mike Modano
 #1 overall draft pick of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.
 by the Minnesota North Stars.

Friday, July 11, 2014


Wayne Gretzky on the cover of The Sporting News
Feb 4th 1985

Monday, July 7, 2014

1933 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1933 Stanley Cup Final saw the Toronto Maple Leafs meet the New York Rangers in a rematch of the 1932 Finals which the Leafs swept the Rangers 3 games 0.

In 1933 the Rangers won their 2nd Stanley Cup with a 3 games to 1 series win.

Bill Cook of the Rangers became the first player to score a Cup-winning goal in overtime.  This won game 4 1-0.

Here is a film made of game 4, now some of this does look staged but its a great peek at NHL hockey in 1933 and the Stanley Cup finals

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Cecil "Tiny" Thompson of the Boston Bruins, the first 4 time winner of the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's Top Goaltender.

1930, 1933, 1936 and 1938


June 27th 1972 Bobby Hull signs with the World Hockey Association's Winnipeg Jets
below is a young Brett Hull holding the New England Whalers logo