September 20: This Day in NHL History

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September 20 NHL History 1951: Guy Lafleur, arguably the biggest star during the Montreal Canadiens‘ dynasty years of the late 1970s, is born in Thurso, Quebec. After scoring 103 and 130 goals in his final two seasons with Quebec of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Lafleur is taken by the Canadiens with the No. 1 […]

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 […]