Saku Koivu’s Tumultuous Career With The Montreal Canadiens

Finnish star and former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu was the centrepiece of the Montreal Canadiens for more than a decade. For many fans he’s the oldest captain they can remember.  On the surface, his stats seems average but no one can bear the weight of the captaincy in a market like this if you aren’t a special player. Koivu’s stay with the Habs will however mostly be remembered for what…

November 16, 2017
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Trade Revisited: Vlasic for Kiprusoff

November 15, 2017

The Background of the Marc-Edouard Vlasic Trade Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Ivanmakarov, www.creativecommons.org) Throughout most of his career in San Jose, Miikka Kiprusoff lurked in the shadow of Evgeni Nabokov in the Sharks’ crease. During his tenure, the Finnish netminder never started more than 22 games in teal in a single season and held inconsistent numbers over the course of his three years with the club. After posting a .915 save percentage in…

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Line of the Times: The Legion of Doom

Hide your women, children, and favorite hockey team.  Call up Batman, Superman, and the rest of the Justice League because when the Legion of Doom rolls through town, there is little anyone can do to stop them. Such was the reputation of one of the most feared and productive lines in the history of the NHL — the Legion of Doom. With John LeClair on the left wing, Eric Lindros…

November 14, 2017
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Hockey Hall of Fame Debates: Curtis Joseph

In this ongoing series we’re debating the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general” we will debate who should be up next for inclusion in the Hockey Hall of…

November 13, 2017
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Hockey Hall of Fame Debates: Steve Larmer

This week we’re debating the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general” we will debate who should be up next for inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame. This…

November 13, 2017
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Hockey Hall of Fame Debates: Keith Tkachuk

In this series, we’re debating the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general” we will debate who should be up next for inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame….

November 13, 2017
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Hockey Hall of Fame Debates: Mike Richter

161 SHARES He is among the best American-born goalies ever. The award for the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey is named after him. The old school (Ed Giacomin) and new school (Henrik Lundqvist) fans may disagree, but he’s arguably the best netminder in the history of the New York Rangers. Mike Richter is Hall of Fame worthy. Mike Richter of the New York Rangers, 2003. (Photo by Bruce…

November 13, 2017
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Theo Fleury Hall of Fame Worthy

176 SHARES This series debates the case for Hockey Hall of Fame inclusion for players who are Hall of Fame eligible but have been overlooked for induction thus far. The Hall of fame inducts players based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general.” Ranking Fleury 1,084 games played (202nd all-time) 455 goals (57th all-time)…

November 13, 2017
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Chris Osgood Hall of Fame Worthy

My first memory of Chris Osgood is when he played for the old AHL Adirondack Red Wings. Between the Albany fans and Adirondack fans who made the trip down the Northway from Glens Falls in bunches, it was hard not to hear chants raining down his name. One didn’t need a program with stats either to see Osgood was going to be a great goalie with the Detroit Red Wings….

November 13, 2017
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Alexander Mogilny Hall Of Fame Worthy

Alexander Mogilny, Sergei Fedorov and Pavel Bure played on the same line in the former Soviet Union. Mogilny was the first to make the jump to the NHL, with Fedorov and Bure following. Bure and Fedorov were both elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame and their linemate Mogilny should make the jump and follow them to Toronto. Mogilny was a pioneer, overcoming early culture shock and becoming the first…

November 13, 2017
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