August 5: This Day in NHL History

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August 5 NHL History 1937: Herb Brooks, the coach of the “Miracle on Ice” United States team that won gold at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Brooks plays college hockey at the University of Minnesota, returns as coach in 1972 and helped the Golden Gophers to three NCAA championships. That […]

July 11: This Day in NHL History

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July 11 NHL History 1963: Defenseman Al MacInnis, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Inverness, Nova Scotia. The Calgary Flames take MacInnis with the No. 15 pick in the 1981 NHL Draft and he makes his NHL debut as an 18-year-old by playing two games in the 1981-82 season. MacInnis becomes […]

June 23: This Day in NHL History

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June 23 NHL History 1975: The Los Angeles Kings obtain the rights to forward Marcel Dionne and defenseman Bart Crashley from the Detroit Red Wings. The transaction takes place six days after Dionne signs with the Kings as a free agent. The Red Wings receive forward Dan Maloney and veteran defenseman Terry Harper from Los Angeles as compensation. […]

June 20: This Day in NHL History

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June 20 NHL History 1995: Defenseman Scott Niedermayer’s spectacular goal and a more conventional one by forward Jim Dowd carry the New Jersey Devils within two wins of their first Stanley Cup championship. Niedermayer uses his speed to blast through the neutral zone and drive in on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Mike Vernon. His shot misses […]

June 18: This Day in NHL History

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June 18 NHL History 1975: Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins wins the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman for the eighth consecutive year. Orr is honored after another record-setting season in 1974-75. He leads the NHL in scoring with 135 points, sets a record for defensemen by scoring 46 goals, ties Bobby Clarke […]

NHL Award Predictions for the 2014 – 2015 season

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NHL Award Predictions for the 2014 – 2015 season. Hart: Sidney Crosby Rocket Richard: Steven Stamkos Art Ross: Sidney Crosby Norris: Drew Doughty Vezina: Tuukka Rask Calder: Jonathan Drouin Adams: Jon Cooper