Hockey History

The seventh installment in this series has arrived after previously looking at how the Minnesota Wild did in their first six drafts. If you missed any of them or want a refresher, you can find those recaps below: The Wild finished the 2006-07 NHL season with a 48-26-8 record and 104 points, qualifying for the playoffs for
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Fans in Pittsburgh were given two huge reasons to celebrate on this date over the years. Also, on June 12, two of the greatest players in National Hockey League history were bestowed big honors. Let’s hop inside the THW time machine and take a trip back through the years and relive all the best memories.
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June 10 is a memorable date for a handful of fan bases across the National Hockey League. There were champions crowned in the most dramatic of fashions as well as some franchise-altering draft picks. This was also the date when the hockey world lost one of its greatest players. Hockey World Says Goodbye to a
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The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens? The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers? Perhaps a more recent team, like the 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings? These three teams are among the first that come to mind in a discussion of the best teams in NHL history. Here at The Hockey Writers, our goal is to find out what the best team
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The Three Musketeers. David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. The Marx Brothers. History is filled with trios that are simply great together. And that’s definitely true in the NHL. Hockey lines have been labeled as far back as the 1920s when Bun Cook, Frank Boucher and Bill Cook formed the Rangers’ A-Line which was
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This has been a memorable date for many National Hockey League franchises over the years. We saw everything from overtime wins, return trips to the Stanley Cup Final, and even a name change. Let’s hop aboard the THW time machine and relive all the great moments from May 23. A Great Day in Chicago May
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This article was originally published in April, 2012. With the Florida Panthers finally back in the NHL playoffs, a new generation of fans is finally getting to experience one of the best traditions in hockey. For older Panthers fans, the return of the rats to South Florida is a sight for sore eyes and leads
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True fans know hockey involves more than a 60-minute game. From fictional movies about the sport to highlight reels online, hockey can be found in multiple forms. A number of fascinating documentaries take fans behind the scenes and provide the players with a voice, which helps situate the sport in the broader social, political, and
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European NHL players have played a large part in the development of the National Hockey League over the last three decades – but try to imagine the NHL without all of its European talent. That’s exactly how it was during the league’s embryonic stages when six teams were made up almost entirely of Canadian talent,
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