November 17: This Day in NHL History

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November 17 NHL History 1926: The Chicago Black Hawks (they don’t officially become known as the Blackhawks until 1985) defeat the Toronto St. Pats 4-1 in their first NHL game, played before a packed house at the Coliseum in Chicago. George Hay and Dick Irvin each score in a span of one minute early in the first period […]

September 2: This Day in NHL History

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September 2 NHL History 1943: Glen Sather is born in High River, Alberta. Sather plays 10 seasons in the NHL and one in the World Hockey Association, but makes his real impact on hockey as a coach and executive, building the Edmonton Oilers into a team that wins the Stanley Cup five times in seven seasons […]

August 1: This Day in NHL History

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August 1 NHL History 1947: Syl Apps Jr., son of Hockey Hall of Fame member Syl Apps, is born in Toronto. Though the center follows in his father’s footsteps as an excellent skater and playmaker, he never becomes as famous despite playing more NHL games (727-423) and finishing his career with more points (606-432) than his […]

July 13: This Day in NHL History

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July 13 NHL History 1950: Pete Babando, hero of the Detroit Red Wings‘ Game 7 victory against the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final less than three months earlier, is sent to the Chicago Black Hawks (as they were then known) as part of a nine-player trade. Babando’s goal at 8:31 of the second overtime […]

March 3 This day in NHL Hockey History

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1875 – The earliest recorded ice hockey game was played, with McGill University going against the Victoria skating club, at the Victoria Rink in Montreal. The two teams played with nine men on a side, and used a flat disk as a puck. With the rules now recorded and standardized, hockey as we know it […]

Will Rick Nash be traded?

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New York Rangers forward Rick Nash is hearing the disappointment of Ranger fans with boo’s as he takes to the ice. Nash is owed $7.8 million per season through 2017-18, so the Rangers may not be able to do much with him. Nash has a no-trade clause. Nash could agree to a trade if he […]

Has Martin St. Louis requested a trade?

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The hot nhl trade rumor going around is – did Martin St. Louis ask for a trade? There is reason to believe in the immediate aftermath of his Jan. 7 snub from the Canadian Olympic team, in some form or another, St. Louis indicated to the Tampa Bay Lightning he may look favorably on a […]

Rangers looking to deal Ryan Callahan

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Contract talks between the New York Rangers and Ryan Callahan have not gone well and he could be traded. GM Glen Sather called some teams over the weekend to say Callahan is available. Even though the Rangers are in the playoff race, they realize they are not a contender and don’t want to let Callahan […]

Michael Del Zotto rumors

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New York Rangers D-man Michael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch on the weekend which has lead to trade rumors going around he will be moved. Del Zotto is still young, a former first round pick, but getting super sheltered minutes. The Edmonton Oilers has shown some interest. Rangers GM Glen Sather will continue to […]