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It Came From the Draft: tales of foll...

Did the Flames draft a dead player?In 1988, the Calgary Flames used their twelfth pick (147 overall) to draft Stefan Nilsson from Sweden. The probl...

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So you want to learn about the draft...

Welcome to the world of NHL draft trivia. Today we are mostly going to learn about a variety of firsts. Let's get started.Since 1964, each team has...

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I've Got Goalies in Low Places

The NHL has always had a need for emergency goalies.In its early days, there was a two-fold need for emergency goalies: teams did not carry backup ...

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In Memoriam: Who we lost in 2014

"We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time betwe...

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My Jean Beliveau tribute masterpost

After the Habs announced the passing of Jean Beliveau, I tried to tweet out a tribute in the form of various stories, quotes and photos of him. I'v...

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A wild hockey night in Baltimore: a c...

There are certain things we come to expect when attending a hockey game. A few goals, a brilliant save here and there, a few heavy checks. What you...

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Kelly Hrudey Avoids MacInnis-tensive ...

It all began with Al MacInnins and Gary Suter passing back and forth as they moved in on Kelly Hrudey during a five on three power play.Then &#8220...

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The Sad Tale of Charlie Gardiner

Hockey fans tend to be quite proud of how tough players are. There's Bob Baun's 1964 Cup Final OT goal on a broken ankle, Steve Yzerman and Bobby O...

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The Family Trophy Case: Grahame Famil...

The woman in this photo is Charlotte Grahame, long-time Avs exec. The goalie is her son John. They both have their names on the Cup, the first moth...

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Tough Guy, Marshmallow Heart: Nick Fotiu

Nick Fotiu was a homegrown tough guy. Raised in NYC, a former Golden Gloves boxers, he racked up 1362 PIM in 646 NHL games. Not quite Tiger William...

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Stanley Cup Lore: the "You Are Here" ...

These days, Cup celebrations are pretty tame. Oh sure, there are the occasional odd moments (I'm looking at you and your misspelled Cup tattoo, Bra...

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The mysterious no. 76

We all know Theo Fleury as no. 14, the short, fierce, and skilled Flames player. So why on earth is he wearing no. 76 in this picture?Apparently, i...

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Babe Siebert: For the love of family ...

It was the end of a love story between Babe and his wife Bernice, witnessed and beloved by thousands of fans.Albert "Babe" Siebert, member of the f...

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing

"In April, 1984, Edmonton was abuzz at the expectation that we would win our first Stanley Cup. One April morning I swept down Jasper Avenue -- in ...

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Team? What team?

Pittsburgh wasn't a hockey town. Or at least, they weren't an NHL sort of town. They'd had a team once before, the Pittsburgh Pirates, that only la...

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In His Own Ozo-ne

Sandis Ozolinsh had a superstition about talking to reporters on game day. He tried to avoid them as much as possible, especially during the playof...

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Day of the Hot Dog: Luc Robitaille Ed...

When some people get nervous, they eat. Combine that with the famous Montreal Forum hot dogs, and it could be a serious problem.Thank goodness Luc ...

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"Tie never got a scratch on him."

"I was born a fighter.When I was 14, I was fighting guys who were 20 and I wasn't losing. With all the fights I've been in, I'm very lucky I didn't...

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The One that Got Away: Stan and Bobby...

Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull have been friends since high school, and when they were invited back to the Blackhawks organisation to serve as ambassad...

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NHL Labour Wars: Past, Present, and T...

With the current lockout dragging on, I thought a 1967 labour dispute article I found would bring a little perspective to the evolution of the NHLP...

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