November 15: This Day in NHL History

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November 15 NHL History 1927: Jack Adams gets a victory in his first game as an NHL coach when the Detroit Red Wings (then known as the Detroit Cougars) defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0. Adams coaches Detroit for 20 seasons and is general manager for 36. He is the only person to have won the Stanley Cup […]

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 […]

May 16: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 16 1927: Jack Adams is named general manager and coach of the Detroit Cougars, replacing Duke Keats. Adams goes on to control the fortunes of the team, renamed the Falcons in 1930 and the Red Wings in 1932, for the next 35 years. 1971: Jean Beliveau has two assists, […]