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 […]

November 27: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Nov. 27 1941: The Boston Bruins tie an NHL record by scoring four goals in the 10-minute overtime period to defeat the Brooklyn Americans 6-2 at Madison Square Garden. Overtime is a mandatory 10-minute period before being discontinued in November 1942. When the NHL reinstitutes it in 1983, the format is changed to a […]

November 23: This Day in NHL History

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November 23 NHL History 1977: Rod Gilbert plays in his final NHL game, a 6-3 victory for the New York Rangers against the Colorado Rockies at Madison Square Garden. He retires as the Rangers leader in goals (406) and points (1,021), and is elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982. 1982: In one of the wildest games […]

September 29: This Day in NHL History

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September 29 NHL History 1963: Dave Andreychuk, one of seven members of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, is born in Hamilton, Ontario. Andreychuk plays 1,639 games during his 23 seasons in the NHL and finishes with 640 goals, including a League-record 274 power-play goals. He goes more than two decades without making the […]

September 13: This Day in NHL History

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September 13 NHL History 1926: Emile Francis, who follows a long playing career as a goaltender with a longer one as an NHL coach and executive, is born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Francis goes 31-52-11 in six seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers from 1946-47 through 1951-52, then spends eight more in the […]

September 12: This Day in NHL History

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September 12 NHL History 1941: The New York Americans officially change the designation of their home city to Brooklyn for the 1941-42 season. The Americans practice in Brooklyn and have their offices there, though they continue to play their home games at Madison Square Garden. The franchise hopes to build a new arena in Brooklyn, but […]

September 11: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 11 1943: The NHL approves a proposal for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Twelve charter members are honored in 1945, though the Hall doesn’t have a permanent home until an official building opens on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on Aug. 26. 1961.  1969: The NHL announces that […]

September 5: This Day in NHL History

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September 5 NHL History 1959: The Hockey Hall of Fame holds its first formal induction ceremony at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The Hall is established in 1943 and inducts its first members in 1945, but this is the first time there is a ceremony to honor the newly elected members. Previous inductees are also […]

August 26: This Day in NHL History

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August 26 NHL History 1961: The Hockey Hall of Fame officially opens its doors at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and United States Ambassador Livingston Merchant preside over the opening. The Hall celebrates by inducting nine new members: Maurice Richard, Syl Apps, Charlie Conacher, Hap Day, George Hainsworth, Joe Hall, Percy LeSueur, Milt Schmidt and […]

July 27: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: July 27 1879: Jack Laviolette, the first captain and coach of the Montreal Canadiens, is born. Laviolette grows up in Valleyfield, Quebec, and takes up hockey at an early age. He excels as an offensive defenseman for teams in Montreal and Michigan but receives an offer he can’t refuse in the fall […]

July 26: This Day in NHL History

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July 26 NHL History 1951: Rick Martin, the left wing on the Buffalo Sabres’ famed “French Connection” line in the 1970s, is born in Verdun, Quebec. The Sabres take Martin with the No. 5 pick in the 1971 NHL Draft and he scores 44 goals as a rookie in 1971-72. The line of Martin, Gilbert Perreault […]

July 3: This Day in NHL History

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July 3 NHL History 1970: Teemu Selanne is born, in Helsinki, Finland. Selanne is the first-round choice (No. 10) by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1988 NHL Draft; he joins the Jets in 1992-93 and sets rookie records with 76 goals and 132 points. Selanne scores at least 50 goals in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and […]