Hockey History

The month of August has not usually been a busy one in National Hockey League history. However, this date has seen quite a few memorable moments with some veteran players finding new teams and the birth of two Hockey Hall of Famers. The THW time machine is gassed up and ready to take us back
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This date has seen its fair share of memorable events in National Hockey League history. The Los Angeles Kings signed a future crown jewel on defense to his first professional contract. Also, there was a front-office shakeup in Toronto and the birth of a Hall of Fame netminder. The THW time machine is fired up
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A Hall of Fame defenseman announced his retirement on this date, although he did not exactly spend much time away from the ice. Also, a long-time National Hockey League coach and executive passed away after a long battle with cancer. It is time for our daily trip back through the decades to relive all the
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In the previous installment of this series, we took a look at the Minnesota Wild’s first-ever draft in 2000. Aside from Marian Gaborik and Nick Schultz, the team’s selections that year were mostly forgettable. At the conclusion of the 2000-01 NHL season, the Wild finished with a 25-39-13-5 record that left them at the very
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Aug. 10 has been both a hectic and sad day in NHL history, as Hall of Famer and Chicago Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito passed away in 2021. In other news, a relocated team got its new identity and logo and an expansion team made its first-ever trade. Finally, a coaching change was made, and two
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*This article was originally published in August 2021 For the most part, when you think of the New York Islanders sweaters, you really only think of the blue home and white road sweaters that have been around since the 1972-73 season (minus the names on the back). Since then, not much has changed on those
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After eight seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Roberto Luongo was traded back to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2014, along with Steven Anthony in exchange for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias. Luongo’s eight seasons in Vancouver saw the team reach the playoffs six times and featured a Stanley Cup Final appearance. While the Canucks
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Aug. 2 was a big day for the Buffalo Sabres as they pulled off a big trade to land a dynamic player in 2018. Also, a group of veteran players, including a current NHL head coach, signed on with new teams on this date. Plus, there was a dramatic finish in the bubble as the
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July 29 has been full of Hall of Fame names and players. One was born in Canada, one was traded for the first time in his career, and another signed as a free agent in sunny Florida. Plus, a future Hall of Famer signed his first National Hockey League contract. So, let’s take our daily
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In the National Hockey League, making trades is simultaneously an art, a science and a task in intelligent asset management. Over the years, the Calgary Flames have had several general managers that were quite good at the art of the deal – notably the legendary “Trader Cliff” Fletcher. But at the same time, the Flames
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July 27 has not been a very newsworthy day in National Hockey League history. However, there was a big trade of Hockey Hall of Famers that ended rather one-sided when we look back on it over 25 years later. So. let’s get inside the THW time machine and relive all the best moments this date
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In March 1965, a formal process began headed by then NHL President Clarence Campbell so that the league would expand its operation to include a second division of six teams. Gone would be the days of the so-called “Original Six” franchises. Joining them would be a half-dozen new teams that would see the NHL reach further into
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From the THW Archives, written by former contributor Alli Baker and originally published Feb. 16, 2015. So you think you know everything there is to know about hockey, eh? Well if you know more than half of these strange facts, you’re either a hockey buff or you’ve got too much time on your hands. 1. One
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