History

"One Team to rule them all"

I wrote Friday night how Russia has an incredibly poor record gold medal wise in best on best tournaments. I wondered about how the other hockey powers faired so I investigated.

Reliving the Greatest Moment in Thrashers' History

Keith Ballard, channeling his inner Don Mattingly smashes Tomas Vokoun's skull with one swift blow.

What Scouts Said About the 1988 Draft Class

Now taking a look at another gem, this time the scouting reports for the draft-eligible prospects for 1988. Possibly the only time you'll see Francois Leroux and Adrien Plavsic in the top 15 of a...

The Shifts that Changed the Game: The Defection

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In 1989, a fresh-faced Russian named Alexander Mogilny rewrote the NHL as we now know it.

What Scouts Said About the 1987 Draft Class

Taking a look at the scouting reports for the top 21 prospects in 1987, wherein Glen Wesley was tough, but apparently he was no Wayne McBean. A friendly reminder that some parts of these...

The shifts that changed the game: The Butterfly

Looking at butterfly goaltending's history and it's impact on the modern and historical game. And I don't even gush about Patrick Roy!

The shifts that changed the game: The curved blade

Taking a look at some of the innovations that changed the game - this time around, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita's curve, which altered things more than you may think.

Ray Whitney: The Most Unlikely 1,000 Point Career?

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Taking a deeper look at Ray Whitney's career, and wondering whether his is the most unlikely 1,000-point career in NHL history.

Bruins Historical Rank after 38 Games

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Bruins Historical Rank after 38 Games

The NHL's Most Interesting Name: Wrapping Up the 1970s

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Closing out the vote on the NHL's Most Interesting Name of the 70s. Don't worry, there's the requisite porn name...

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The NHL's Strangest Divisions

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The NHL's Strangest Divisions

Ok, People, It's time to be real fans...

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Gabe reminds us to avoid the bandwagon mentality and learn from our forebears, who stuck with the two worst Jets teams (1979-80, 1980-81) in their history.

From the Vault: "Gretzky accuses Hawerchuk of deliberately injuring him" - 4/28/1987

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From the Vault: "Gretzky accuses Hawerchuk of deliberately injuring him" - 4/28/1987

The History of Professional Hockey in Winnipeg, Part II

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The History of Professional Hockey in Winnipeg, Part II

More on NHL Exchange Rates and Expansion

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More on NHL Exchange Rates and Expansion

On hockey returning to Winnipeg

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On hockey returning to Winnipeg

Left-Handed Shots in Hockey (and of course they got the story wrong)

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Left-Handed Shots in Hockey (and of course they got the story wrong)

Sometimes you forget how the Game has Changed...

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How have penalties changed over the last 20 years?

Shift Length Change since 1997-98

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How has shift length changed over the last decade?

One-Man Power-Plays

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Which players were on the ice for the highest percentage of their teams' goals?

The Real Career NHL Goal-Scoring Leaders

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Who are the all-time leading goalscorers in professional hockey?

Paul Henderson: we showed you didn't need to be an All-Star to play in the 1972 Series.

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Paul Henderson claimed that you didn't need to be an All-Star to play int he 1972 Series. For real?

Best Power-Plays of the Last 20 Years

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Who were the best PP teams of the last 20 years?

Historical Right-Handed Shooting

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How has right-handed shooting varied historically in the NHL?

Who Shoots Left?

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How common are right-handed shots in the NHL?

Top Power-Plays since 1963

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What teams had the best power-plays since 1963?

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