September 3: This Day in NHL History

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September 3 NHL History 1966: The NHL begins a new era when 18-year-old defenseman Bobby Orr signs a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins, who haven’t qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1959, spend months haggling with Orr and his agent, Alan Eagleson, before coming to terms on a contract that pays him $70,000, plus […]

August 16: This Day in NHL History

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August 16 NHL History 1949: The Detroit Red Wings acquire Pete Babando, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin and Lloyd Durham from the Boston Bruins for Bill Quackenbush and Pete Horeck. Quackenbush, a defenseman, finishes with the best career among the six players; he’s elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. But Babando makes the biggest […]