September 26: This Day in NHL History

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September 26 NHL History 1925: The New York Americans, an expansion team scheduled to start play for the 1925-26 season, buy the roster of the Hamilton Tigers for $75,000. The move comes not long after the Tigers drop out of the NHL for financial reasons. 1926: The NHL decides that blue lines will be measured 60 feet […]

September 8: This Day in NHL History

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September 8 NHL History 1971: Gordie Howe announces his retirement after 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and becomes a team vice president. Howe, 43, owns the NHL career marks for games played, goals, assists and points, but he’s coming off his worst offensive season (23 goals, 52 points) since 1948-49 when he decides to retire. […]

September 6: This Day in NHL History

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September 6 NHL History 1967: The expansion Los Angeles Kings hold their first practice when they open training camp in Guelph, Ontario. The Kings train in Guelph for two seasons before moving to Victoria, British Columbia; they begin holding camp in Los Angeles in 1974. 1972: The Soviet Union rallies for a 4-4 tie against Canada in […]

September 2: This Day in NHL History

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September 2 NHL History 1943: Glen Sather is born in High River, Alberta. Sather plays 10 seasons in the NHL and one in the World Hockey Association, but makes his real impact on hockey as a coach and executive, building the Edmonton Oilers into a team that wins the Stanley Cup five times in seven seasons […]