Jaromir Jagr – A Retrospective in Quotations

February 19, 2018

This post was crafted by hockey journalist and author Ross Bonander. Jaromir Jagr is as timeless as they come. We had Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios but Jagr may be best ‘Old’ hockey player ever. He turned 46 a few days ago. Counting the two seasons he spent with HC Kladno in Czechoslovakia when he was 16 and 17 years old, and his gap years in the KHL, Jagr has…

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Why Minnesota is Truly the State of Hockey

The State of Hockey… What does it mean? Where does it come from? It’s hardly a secret that Minnesota has long been a hockey Mecca. The first hockey teams in Minnesota were formed a couple of decades before Henry Ford’s Model-T changed the world. The University of Minnesota first organized a hockey team in 1895 and though unsanctioned by the University, played a game against a team from Winnipeg on February…

February 15, 2018
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Top Lines in Colorado Avalanche History

February 2, 2018

The Colorado Avalanche have played host to some of the best hockey players in the league. During their run of multiple championships, and even beyond, the Avalanche have frequently had a combination of skills that made them one of the most exciting teams to watch. From top to bottom, the Avs lines have always provided fans with great hockey. Here are the top lines in Avalanche history, in no particular…

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50 in 50 for Mike Bossy

Mike Bossy Joins the NHL 50 in 50 Club On January 24, 1981, New York Islanders’ winger Mike Bossy became the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in the first 50 games of a season. The original feat was accomplished by Maurice “the Rocket” Richard, thirty-six years earlier, in the 1944-1945 season. Heading into his fiftieth game at the Nassau Coliseum on 24 January 1981, Bossy had already…

January 19, 2018
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Kevin Westgarth and the Road Less Traveled

228 SHARES This past April, Kevin Westgarth stood in the visitor’s locker room at the Prudential Center grinning ear-to-ear. The former Los Angeles King had just wrapped up a charity ice hockey game with several former NHL players. In the game he did something he had only done seven times during his NHL career – he scored a goal. While he joked that maybe his three NHL employers, the Kings, Calgary Flames and…

December 26, 2017
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Top 3 All-Time Kings Goalies

It has been a season of celebration across the National Hockey League. The league has celebrated 100 years of existence with several Centennial Celebrations at various points of the 2016-17 season. Events like the NHL Centennial Classic, an outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, the unveiling of the top 100 NHL players of all time and other events have been sprinkled throughout the calendar in honor of…

December 15, 2017
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10 Reasons Hockey is the Greatest Sport on Earth

December 5, 2017

853 SHARES If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware that hockey is the undisputed best sport on the planet. But if you really need some extra convincing, here’s a list of ten things (in no particular order) that make hockey the greatest sport on Earth: 1. It’s Played on a Giant Sheet of Ice Football, basketball, baseball – what do they all have in common? They’re played on the…

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Colorado Avalanche Franchise Jersey History

October 30, 2017

This article was originally published in October, 2014. Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has technology, with development constantly adapting to bring players ultimate benefits without inhibiting their skill or style of play. Typically, NHL team uniforms and their designs change from time to time,…

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