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).