Does Henrik Zetterberg belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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With Henrik Zetterberg retiring from the NHL. The question being thrown around is, does Henrik Zetterberg belong in the NHL Hall of Fame. When it comes to offensive numbers, Zetterberg ranks fifth all-time in Detroit Red Wings history in goals (337), assists (623), game-winning goals (64) and points (960). He is sixth all-time in their history […]

NHL News: Will Henrik Zetterberg return this upcoming season?

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Henrik Zetterberg’s ability to play for the Detroit Red Wings this season is in question. GM Ken Holland says, “I have talked to his agent a number of times over the course of the summer, and I know he’s had a tough summer,” Holland said of the 37-year-old forward. “He hasn’t been able to train […]

August 31: This Day in NHL History

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August 31 NHL History 1931: Jean Beliveau, a member of 17 Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Montreal Canadiens and a hockey immortal on and off the ice, is born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Beliveau spurns several contract offers from the Canadiens in order to stay with the Quebec Aces of the amateur Quebec Senior Hockey League; […]

August 12: This Day in NHL History

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August 12 NHL History 1981: Defenseman Serge Savard, one of the keys to the Montreal Canadiens’ dynasty in the late 1970s, says he’s “done with hockey” and announces his retirement. “This is the most difficult decision of my life,” the 35-year-old says after playing on eight Stanley Cup winners with Montreal and earning the Conn Smythe […]

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 30: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: July 30 1973: Markus Naslund, a three-time First Team NHL All-Star, is born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. The Penguins take Naslund at No. 16 in the 1991 NHL Draft, but his career doesn’t take off until after he’s traded to the Vancouver Canucks on March 20, 1996. He scores 41 goals for the […]

July 20: This Day in NHL History

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July 20 NHL History 1953: Goaltender Johnny Bower, a star with the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League, is acquired in a trade by the New York Rangers, who send Emile Francis, Neil Strain and cash to Cleveland. Bower makes his NHL debut a few weeks before his 29th birthday; he goes 29-31-10 in 1953-54 and […]

July 17: This Day in NHL History

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July 17 NHL History 1956: Bryan Trottier, one of the cornerstones of the New York Islanders‘ dynasty in the early 1980s, is born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan. The Islanders select Trottier, a center with Swift Current of the Western Hockey League, in the second round (No. 22) of the 1974 NHL Draft. He joins the Islanders […]

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 […]

July 7: This Day in NHL History

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July 7 NHL History 1969: Center Joe Sakic, the greatest player in the history of the Colorado Avalanche franchise, is born in Burnaby, British Columbia. The Quebec Nordiques take Sakic with the No. 15 pick in the 1987 NHL Draft. He’s an NHL regular two seasons later and is named captain in 1992. After the Nordiques […]

July 2: This Day in NHL History

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July 2 NHL History 1979: Joe Thornton is born in London, Ontario. He becomes the first player taken (by the Boston Bruins) in the 1997 NHL Draft but blossoms after being traded to the San Jose Sharks on Nov. 30, 2005. Thornton finishes the 2005-06 season with a League-leading 125 points (29 goals, 96 assists), […]

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. […]