August 30: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 30 1982: The Washington Capitals, who have yet to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since entering the NHL in 1974, hire 32-year-old David Poile as their general manager. Poile, who’s been an assistant GM with the Calgary Flames, wastes no time making changes; he acquires future Hall of Fame defenseman […]

June 3: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 3 1982: Center Dave Keon announces his retirement after 18 seasons in the NHL, the first 15 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Keon, one of the best two-way players in League history, ends his career with 396 goals and 986 points in 1,296 NHL games. He is a key member […]

May 20: This Day in NHL History

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May 20 NHL HISTORY 1975: The Buffalo Sabres overcome the Philadelphia Flyers and the fog in a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. A hot, humid evening in Buffalo combines with a non-air conditioned Memorial Auditorium to slow things down. Play is interrupted five times during regulation. After Sabres defenseman […]