Tag Archives: NHL

  • This Day In Sports History (June 4th) — Detroit Red Wings

    This Day In Sports History (June 4th) — Detroit Red Wings

    It was on this day in 2008 that the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 to win the Stanley Cup.  The Red Wings won the game, 3-2, to capture their 11th Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Red Wings won the Presidents trophy for having the most points during the regular […]

  • 11 Hall of Fame Hockey Players Who Became NHL Head Coaches

    11 Hall of Fame Hockey Players Who Became NHL Head Coaches

    Last week the Colorado Avalanche announced that Patrick Roy, the Hall of Fame goaltender who led the franchise to two Stanley Cup championships, was returning to the franchise as vice president of hockey operations…and head coach. Obviously, the move is two-pronged. On the one hand, it generates publicity and interest among a fanbase that is […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 24th) — New York Islanders

    This Day In Sports History (May 24th) — New York Islanders

    It was on this day in 1980 that the New York Islanders won their first Stanley Cup in team history.  This would begin a string of four straight Stanley Cups for the Islanders. Just before the playoffs began, general manager Bill Torrey made a controversial decision to trade away long-time Islander veterans Billy Harris and […]

  • Another Day, Another Amazing Playoff Goal by Sidney Crosby (Video)

    Another Day, Another Amazing Playoff Goal by Sidney Crosby (Video)

    How good was the goal Sidney Crosby scored against the Ottawa Senators last night? So good that it’s the only one of the Penguins’ seven that anyone will ever remember. After coming out on top in a must-win Game 3 earlier this week, the Sens managed to get to the third period of Game 4 […]

  • ‘Kronwalling’ Is All the Rage in Detroit (Video)

    ‘Kronwalling’ Is All the Rage in Detroit (Video)

    In Detroit, they sure do love watching dudes get “Kronwalled.” That’s when defenseman Niklas Kronwall obliterates an opponent with an epic open-ice hit, and it’s not to be confused with getting “cornholed,” which is…well, something very different. The term originated a couple of years ago as fans started taking note of the six-foot Swede’s proclivity […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 21st) – Sweden Men’s Hockey

    This Day In Sports History (May 21st) – Sweden Men’s Hockey

    It was on this day in 2006 that the Swedish men’s hockey team won gold at the World Hockey Championships.  Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 4-0 in the championship game played in Riga, Latvia. Sweden became the first country in history to win gold at both the Olympics as well as the World Hockey Championships […]

  • The 13 Best Game 7s in the History of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The 13 Best Game 7s in the History of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    This week we were treated to two Game 7s in the Stanely Cup Playoffs. One of them was between the Rangers and Capitals; the other was between the Bruins and Leafs. And while the former was a boring blowout—sorry, Capitals fans—the latter, on first glance, was an all-time classic. Or at least it that’s how […]

  • 30 Classic Hockey Hairdos

    30 Classic Hockey Hairdos

    There’s so much to celebrate about hockey players, from their incredible physical fitness to their utter disregard for dental health. Today, however, we’re going to focus on just one admirable trait of professional hockey players: awesome hair. For years these guys have had the best hair of any sport outside soccer, and while you would […]

  • Behold, the Saddest Toronto Maple Leafs Fan You Will See All Day (Video)

    Behold, the Saddest Toronto Maple Leafs Fan You Will See All Day (Video)

    Watching your team blow a three-goal lead midway through the third period, and a two-goal lead with less than 1:30 remaining in regulation is not easy, especially when it comes during Game 7 of their first NHL playoff series in nine years. Toronto Maple Leafs fans had to deal with such heartbreak following their epic […]