July 12: This Day in NHL History

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July 12 NHL History 1972: Team Canada announces the 35 players who will be invited to camp to form the roster for the upcoming Summit Series, the first time NHL players will face the Soviet Union. The list includes three goaltenders (Ken Dryden, Gerry Cheevers and Tony Esposito), 12 defensemen (including Bobby Orr, who ends up […]

May 11: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 11 1968: The Montreal Canadiens send coach Toe Blake into retirement with one last Stanley Cup championship.  The Canadiens edge the first-year St. Louis Blues 3-2 at the Forum to complete a four-game sweep in the Final and win the Cup for the 15th time. Eight of those come […]