October 5: This Day in NHL History

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October 5 NHL History 1932: Detroit is renamed the Red Wings; the team logo is changed to a winged wheel and red uniforms are introduced. It’s the third name for the franchise, known as the Detroit Cougars from 1926-30 and the Detroit Falcons from 1930-32. 1976: The NHL comes to Denver when the Colorado Rockies play their […]

August 8: This Day in NHL History

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August 8 NHL History Two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame share this birthday. 1927: Defenseman Bill Gadsby is born in Calgary, Alberta. Gadsby comes to the NHL as a 19-year-old with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1946 after being signed as a free agent, is traded to the New York Rangers on Nov. 23, 1954, […]

July 6: This Day in NHL History

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July 6 NHL History Two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame share this birth date. 1930: George Armstrong, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, is born in Skead, Ontario. Armstrong plays two games with the Maple Leafs as a 19-year-old in 1949-50. Two years later, he’s a regular […]

July 5: This Day in NHL History

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July 5 NHL History 1995: The New York Islanders name Mike Milbury as the sixth coach in their history. Milbury becomes general manager on Dec. 12 and remains in one or both jobs until stepping down as GM in June 2006 to accept a vice presidency with the Islanders. New York goes 56-111-24 during Milbury’s three […]

June 28: This Day in NHL History

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June 28 NHL History 1964: The Montreal Canadiens make a franchise-altering trade with the Boston Bruins, although no one knows it at the time. Shortly after taking 16-year-old goaltender Ken Dryden with the 14th pick in the NHL Draft, the Bruins trade his rights to the Canadiens with Alex Campbell for Guy Allen and Paul Reid. […]

June 27: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 27 1950: The Hockey Hall of Fame announces its newest members. They include Newsy Lalonde, Joe Malone, Scotty Davidson, Mike Grant, Si Griffis, Charles Drinkwater, George Richardson, Harry Trihey and, as a Builder, Frank Patrick. 1998: The Tampa Bay Lightning choose Vincent Lecavalier, a center from Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior […]

June 26: This Day in NHL History

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June 26 NHL History 1993: The second-year Ottawa Senators use the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft at Quebec to select highly touted forward Alexandre Daigle from Victoriaville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Daigle scores 20 goals and has 51 points as a rookie, but finishes his NHL career with 129 goals and […]

June 11: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 11 1969: The Chicago Blackhawks hit the jackpot at the annual intraleague draft when they claim rookie goalie Tony Esposito from the Montreal Canadiens. For their $25,000, the Blackhawks get a goaltender who wins the Calder and Vezina trophies in his first NHL season and wins 418 games for Chicago, earning […]

June 7: This Day in NHL History

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June 7 NHL History 1976: Denis Potvin of the New York Islanders breaks Bobby Orr’s eight-year lock on the Norris Trophy when he’s named the NHL’s top defenseman for the 1975-76 season. Potvin’s teammate Bryan Trottier wins the Calder Trophy as the League’s top rookie. 1989: Wayne Gretzky becomes the first player in NHL history […]

Auston Matthews the favorite for the Calder Trophy

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Auston Matthews is the favorite to win the calder trophy this season if he stays healthy and continues to produce points. He was excellent at the World Junior Championships, World Championships and World Cup, Matthews success should continue in the NHL. The question is, who else could challenge to win rookie of the year. Here […]

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

Jonathan Drouin favorite to win Calder Trophy

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin is the favorite for the Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year). Drouin is the NHL.com pick to capture the Calder Trophy in 2014-15. 2014-15 Calder Trophy Finalists: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals — The ultra-talented Russian, the 26th pick of the 2010 draft, gained valuable experience in 17 games with […]