September 3: This Day in NHL History

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September 3 NHL History 1966: The NHL begins a new era when 18-year-old defenseman Bobby Orr signs a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins, who haven’t qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1959, spend months haggling with Orr and his agent, Alan Eagleson, before coming to terms on a contract that pays him $70,000, plus […]

March 24: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 24 1936: Mud Bruneteau scores at 16:30 of the sixth overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win against the Montreal Maroons at the Forum in what remains the longest game in NHL history. The Red Wings and Maroons play the equivalent of nearly three full games. […]