October 27: This Day in NHL History

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October 27 NHL History 1963: Gordie Howe scores his 544th NHL goal during the Detroit Red Wings’ 6-4 loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The power-play goal midway through the third period against goalie Gump Worsley pulls Howe into a tie with Maurice Richard of the Canadiens, the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring leader when he retires in 1960. Exactly five years later, […]

June 8: This Day in NHL History

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June 8 NHL History 1955: Hector “Toe” Blake is named as coach of the Montreal Canadiens. He replaces Dick Irvin, who’s coached the Canadiens for the past 15 seasons but has won the Stanley Cup just once since 1946 and has lost the Final in back-to-back seasons.  Led by Blake, the Canadiens win the Cup eight times […]

NHL News: Galchenyuk, Hamilton, Beleskey

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The Score: Igor Larionov, the Hockey Hall of Fame player-turned-agent, and Ian Pulver were both dropped by Alex Galchenyuk. Galchenyuk is a pending restricted free agent, and negotiations with the Montreal Canadiens are now on hold until he finds new representation. Larionov quote: “Ian and I were trying to help him to become a good hockey […]