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Since entering the NHL in 1979 following its merger with the World Hockey Association (WHA), the Edmonton Oilers have replaced their head coach six times during the season, most recently in 2021-22 when Jay Woodcroft took over from Dave Tippett.  Each mid-season coaching change was preceded by a prolonged slump, and in each instance, the
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Now that the latest Montreal Canadiens era is over, ex-general manager Marc Bergevin’s legacy is under the microscope. In Bergevin’s own statement following his dismissal, he cited that same legacy, saying he’s proud of what he’s accomplished over almost an entire decade with the organization. Ex-Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin – (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul
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Poor Winnipeg, always getting the shaft. If it’s not Ilya Bryzgalov complaining about a supposed lack of parks, or the San Jose Sharks ripping on Winnipeg’s climate and alleged poor WiFi, then it’s the rest of Canada ranking the Gateway to the West (“Winterpeg,” for non-politicians) only slightly behind Hamilton as the nation’s easiest city
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In light of Kevin Lowe’s No. 4 retirement, we are going to have a look at other former Edmonton Oilers players who have worn the number since. Generally, in the history of the game, defencemen tend to lean towards lower numbers, while forwards get a bit more creative. In recent years, this way of choosing
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After a brief hiatus, the 14th installment in this series has arrived after looking at how the Minnesota Wild did in their first 13 NHL Entry Drafts. If you missed any of them or want a refresher, you can find those recaps below: The Wild finally snapped their four-year playoff drought during a lockout-shortened 2012-13 NHL season,
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On Feb. 4, 1978, Hockey Hall of Famer and a member of the 100 Greatest NHL Players club, Mike Bossy, recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career as the New York Islanders won 6-1 over Washington. In honour of that first of many accomplishments, we have pulled this nugget from the THW Archives, written by
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The Arizona Coyotes franchise already has extensive history around its logos and jerseys, as the club has undergone multiple rebranding initiatives throughout its history. The team, like every club in the NHL, has seen its ups and downs over the last quarter-century, but the franchise’s struggles have, more often than not, received the most attention
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On Thursday, April 28, Los Angeles Kings fans received the news that team legend Dustin Brown will be retiring after the 2022 Playoffs. Brown captained the team to their only two Stanley Cup victories in 2012 and 2014 and was instrumental in both championships. He will go down as one of the organization’s all-time greats
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When thinking about former NHL defender and future Hall of Famer Zdeno Chara, one word should come to mind. That word, as you might have guessed, is big. Whether it’s his big stature, his contributions to the team, or his contributions to the city he played hockey in, everything about Chara screams “big.” It’s for
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It was a wonderful time to be a Devils fan in the spring of 2012. Zach Parise proudly wore the “C’ on his sweater, and fans wore their Ilya Kovalchuk jerseys with a smile. One of the best things Peter DeBoer did as head coach was put together a depth line that consisted of Ryan Carter, Steve
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If you find yourself wearing a big “C” on your sweater, you can assume that you have reached the pinnacle of individual hockey success. Being named team captain is an ode to an individual’s character as well as his playing ability by his team and teammates. Throughout the Florida Panthers‘ relatively young existence, there have
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The franchise was known as the Minnesota North Stars from 1967-1992 before they moved to Dallas. There are ten distinct uniforms that they had along the way from Minnesota to Dallas. Since sweaters are a hot topic in the NHL, let’s see where each jersey falls in the rankings. 10. What Were They Thinking? (2007-2012)
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