NHL Trade Rumors July 16 2018

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Jason Zucker hoping to remain with Minnesota TWINCITIES.COM: Dane Mizutani recently reported Jason Zucker hopes to remain with the Minnesota Wild but isn’t sure what his future holds. A restricted free agent, the 26-year-old winger filed for salary arbitration on July 5. Zucker’s been the subject of frequent trade speculation since Paul Fenton took over […]

November 28: This Day in NHL History

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November 28 NHL History 1925: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Georges Vezina, playing in his 328th straight game, collapses during a 1-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s diagnosed with tuberculosis and dies four months later. The Vezina Trophy, now awarded to the best NHL goaltender each season, is donated in his name. 1931: The Toronto Maple Leafs hire Dick Irvin as coach. […]

November 22: This Day in NHL History

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November 22 NHL History 1927: Olympia Stadium in Detroit hosts its first NHL game. A crowd of 14,000 watches the Ottawa Senators defeat the Detroit Cougars (later the Red Wings) 2-1. The franchise plays its home games at the Olympia until Dec. 15, 1979, before moving to Joe Louis Arena. 1962: Red Kelly of the Toronto Maple Leafs becomes […]

November 12: This Day in NHL History

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November 12 NHL History 1931: The first NHL game is played at Maple Leaf Gardens. Toronto Maple Leafs owner Conn Smythe manages to get the new arena built in a remarkable five-month span during the depths of the Great Depression. An opening-night crowd of 13,233, the largest ever to attend a hockey game up to that […]

October 2: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Oct. 2 1955: Dutch Reibel of the Detroit Red Wings sets an NHL All-Star Game record with 10 shots on goal. The defending Stanley Cup champions defeat the All-Stars 3-1 at Olympia Stadium. 1999: Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins becomes the NHL’s all-time leading goal-scorer among defensemen when he scores the 386th of […]

September 11: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 11 1943: The NHL approves a proposal for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Twelve charter members are honored in 1945, though the Hall doesn’t have a permanent home until an official building opens on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on Aug. 26. 1961.  1969: The NHL announces that […]

June 25: This Day in NHL History

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June 25 NHL History 1992: The LA Kings hire Nick Beverley as their new general manager and Barry Melrose as coach. Los Angeles reaches the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in its history in 1993. But Beverley leaves the Kings in May of 1994, and Melrose is fired on April 19, 1995. 1993: The Hockey […]

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 […]

May 31: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 31 1961: Defenseman Doug Harvey, a six-time Norris Trophy winner with the Montreal Canadiens, signs a contract with the New York Rangers to serve as player-coach, replacing Alf Pike. The Canadiens receive forward Lou Fontinato from the Rangers as compensation. Harvey goes on to win his seventh Norris Trophy in […]

Mike Weaver Retires

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Defenceman Mike Weaver has announced his retirement after 11 NHL seasons. Weaver played in 633 regular-season and 28 playoff games for the Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens. Weaver,37, a native of Brampton, Ont., will continue working with his defensive hockey school, Defense First, in retirement. […]