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Iggy’s Picks for Round 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Iggy's Picks for Round 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

I want to thank all our Fans for their support and help in growing out HOHM this hockey season. As someone who has a great deal of passion for the game and every team, it has been a pleasure to connect with many of you and talk hockey! It also will pain me to express my judgements in talking about ... Read More »

Tenders Taking Their Teams to Playoffs

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Yesterday morning while listening to Bruins talk on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub a texter stated that goalies should never be blamed for a team’s loss, “Hockey players know to never blame the goalie”.  I think most of us can agree that if this guy actually knew anything about hockey himself that he needs to get his dome examined.  A ... Read More »

Top 15 NHL Teams of All Time – #13

Top 15 NHL Teams of All Time - #13

Today in our countdown, we introduce you to the 13th best team of all time, the 1993-1994 New York Rangers.   The 1992-1993 season was a forgettable season for the Rangers. Coming off a strong performance in the 1991-1992 playoffs that included them reaching the 2nd round before falling to the eventual champion Pittsburgh Penguins, expectations were very high in New ... Read More »

Top 15 NHL Teams of All Time – #14

Top 15 NHL Teams of All Time - #14

Continuing our countdown of the top 15 teams of all time, today we have #14, the 2007-2008 Detroit Red Wings. As a refresher, our stipulations for this countdown are: 1. The team must have won the Stanley Cup 2. We only looked at teams after the NHL expanded from just the Original Six (so since 1967-1968) Today, we introduce you ... Read More »

Fighting Your Way To The Stanley Cup – Literally

Fighting Your Way To The Stanley Cup - Literally

Last week, we heard the ever colorful Don Cherry remark that the Detroit Red Wings don’t fight enough and aren’t tough enough to compete with the bigger, badder Canucks, Bruins, and Rangers. Cherry went on to point out that the Rangers and Bruins are 1 and 2 respectively in the NHL in fighting majors, with the Vancouver Canucks trailing not ... Read More »

You Wanna Go? Fighting In Hockey

You Wanna Go Fighting In Hockey

“You bring a toolbox into the arena for every game. There’s a lot of things in that toolbox: speed, goaltending, scorers, intimidation. If you make a team pay a physical price, many nights that’s going to influence the outcome of the game.” -Brian Burke With the new movie Goon being released in Canada last week (set to premier March 30th ... Read More »

A Tribute to the Most Significant Hockey Team Ever – The 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team

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Craig. Schneider. Brooks. Johnson. Eruzione. Today, February 22nd, is the 32nd anniversary of the Miracle on Ice game, the most significant hockey game ever played. I figured it would be an appropriate time to remember that team and to go over just how significant that team was to our country at the time. 1979 was a tough year for the ... Read More »

Contenders vs. Pretenders – The Structure of A Stanley Cup Champion (2/20 Update)

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This is an update to our Contenders vs. Pretenders standings. For those that missed the original article outlining why each criteria was selected, please view the original article: http://www.hookedonhockeymagazine.com/contenders-vs-pretenders-the-structure-of-a-stanley-cup-champion/ Now….an update to our Contender standings. Just to refresh everyone’s memory, here are the criteria that will be used and the point values assigned for each: 1. Overall Win-Loss Record Teams ... Read More »

The Demise Of The 50 Goal Scorer And The 100 Point Scorer

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As we are 2/3rds of the way through this NHL season, I thought it would be a good idea to examine one of the most peculiar trends that has been going on for the last few years. Where have all the 50 goal scorers and the 100 point scorers gone? As of 2/15/2012, we are on pace to have just ... Read More »

Fantasy Hockey Fridays (2011-2012 NHL Week #20)

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Welcome to the first edition of Fantasy Friday.  Here you will find stats, analysis, and predictions to help your fantasy hockey team succeed.  With the trade deadline approaching on Monday, February 27th, it is a good time to assess your team and to decide which players you should keep and which ones you should drop.  It also signifies a possible ... Read More »

Red Wings Win NHL Record 21st Consecutive Home Game

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Put another record down for the NHL’s modern dynasty. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Dallas Stars Tuesday night, pushing their home winning streak to a ridiculous 21 games in a row, topping the previous NHL record of 20 shared by the 29-30 Bruins and the 75-76 Flyers. It has been a long 104 days since the Red Wings last ... Read More »

How Does A Team’s Post-All Star Break Record Influence Playoff Success?

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Since 1967-1968, there have been 38 All Star games played and 533 teams have played games following an All Star Break in that time span. Well, I went and looked at every single team’s post-All Star Break record (Olympic Breaks not included) and then looked to see how many points they earned out of the points possible. We then ranked ... Read More »

20 Home Wins in a row!

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Wow. Did you think we would see this? In this league full of parity where on any given night any team can beat anybody? Well, the Detroit Red Wings have just tied the NHL record for consecutive wins at home with 20 in a row, a mark they now share with the 1975-1976 Philadelphia Flyers and the 1929-1930 Boston Bruins. ... Read More »

Scott Gomez scores first goal in 369 days!

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After going goalless for over a year, 369 days to be exact, the streak is no-more! Scott Gomez of the Montreal Canadiens scored his first goal this season to put his team ahead 3-0 midway through the 3rd period against the New York Islanders Thursday night (2/9/12). Not only was this Gomez’s first goal in over a year but it ... Read More »

Miikka Kiprusoff Reaches 300th Career Win with A Ridiculous Save!

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On Wednesday night (2/8/12) Miikka Kiprusoff earned his 300th career win. He is just the 27th NHL goaltender to reach the 300 wins mark and it sure didn’t come easy. Late in the 3rd period, with the Flames trying to persevere a 4-3 lead, Kiprusoff came up clutch for his own cause with a brilliant behind the back double-cross leg ... Read More »