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Prashanth’s Piece of History

Jaromir Jagr – A Season For The Ages

Travis Zajac (19) of the Devils is congratulated by Dainius Zubrus and Jaromiar Jagr after scoring his 100th NHL goal. 
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***Note – This was written prior to the New Jersey Devils game on 12/23 against the Chicago Blackhawks*** After former captain Zach Parise defected to the Minnesota Wild and star forward Ilya Kovalchuk defected back to Mother Russia, things were looking pretty bleak in New Jersey. Even the acquisition of goaltender Cory Schneider during the 2013 NHL draft couldn’t raise ... Read More »

Alexander Ovechkin’s Magical Run – The Most Impressive 50 in 50?


By now, you should be aware of this fact – Alexander Ovechkin can score goals. The man has scored 399 goals in 633 career games, a clip that is only bettered by four guys, only two of which were after 1900 – Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy (Babe Dye and Cy Denneny are the other two, but they were born before ... Read More »

What John Tortorella Has Brought To The Vancouver Canucks


After struggling in the playoffs once again, the Vancouver Canucks finally decided it was time for a change. The Canucks fired head coach Alain Vigneault and hired John Tortorella. The knock on the Canucks was that they were too soft and would never be able to win in the highly physical playoffs. Enter John Tortorella, probably the most demanding coach ... Read More »

Just How Bad Is Buffalo?


Newsflash – The Buffalo Sabres are atrocious. I’m guessing most of you didn’t need me to actually spell it out for you. Our historical benchmark for atrociousness has always been the 1974-1975 Washington Capitals, a team that went 8-67-5, good for a remarkable 21 points. Obviously the Sabres aren’t going to be that bad as they are already 7-23-2 and are on ... Read More »

The Shootout – Why It Needs To Go Sooner Rather Than Later


After the 2004-2005 NHL season was locked out (thanks Mr. Bettman), the NHL decided to introduce the shootout after a 5 minute overtime as a way to get rid of ties. They figured, “why not put the NHL’s talent on display in a skills competition to break ties?” Initial reviews of the shootout were great. We saw Dallas Stars‘ forward ... Read More »

Draft Day to Mugshot – What Drives Professional Athletes To Criminal Acts?


63. 63 professional athletes representing Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL) were arrested in 2012. 48 of those athletes were NFL players. Eight were NBA players, five were MLB players, and the remaining two represented the NHL. We are just past the halfway point of this ... Read More »

The “Culture of Hockey” – Good or Bad for the Sport?


Mere mortals don’t understand how these men do it. The stories are incredible, borderline legendary. Bobby Baun – 1964, Baun broke his ankle early in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals with his Toronto Maple Leafs down 3-2 in the series. The game went into OT, and Baun came back and scored the game winner to push the series to ... Read More »

So…Where Did Stanley Cup Champion Marc-Andre Fleury Go?

Marc-Andre Fleury, Michael Grabner, Ben Lovejoy

In 2009, Marc-Andre Fleury was on top of the world. Fleury was finally a Stanley Cup champion, having backstopped the Pittsburgh Penguins to their 1st Stanley Cup championship since 1992. At this point in his career, he owned a 111-85-26 record with a 2.87 GAA, .906 SV%, and 15 shutouts in the regular season. While those numbers may not seem ... Read More »

The End Of The Detroit Red Wings’ 100-Point Streak


The Detroit Red Wings have been one of the NHL’s model franchises for the past couple of decades. Thanks to their late season surge, they made the playoffs for the 22nd consecutive season. In that time, they’ve won 6 President’s Trophies (next best is 2), 14 division titles, 4 Stanley Cups, and an astonishing 1,010 games during that time. They ... Read More »

Which Teams Best Resemble Past Stanley Cup Champions?


The regular season is now over and it’s time for the greatest sporting spectacle in the world – the NHL playoffs. For 2 months, players will leave it all on the ice, the blood, the sweat, and the tears. It’s the greatest thing in the world. And it’s here now. Can you tell I’m excited? Today, we’ve got an interesting ... Read More »

Living Legends – Evgeni Malkin


We’re down to our last player in the Living Legends segment. We’ve looked at some phenomenal players so far, ranging from great goal scorers (Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos), to great playmakers (Sidney Crosby, Pavel Datsyuk), to players of great size and strength (Jaromir Jagr, Jarome Iginla). The last player on our list combines all three of those attributes. That’s why ... Read More »

Living Legends – Alexander Ovechkin


Only two more legends remain on our list! The legend we are looking at today is one of the most exciting and prolific players of the past decade. He’s big, strong, fast, and has one of the best shots in NHL history. Meet Washington Capitals forward, Alexander “the Great” Ovechkin. Ovechkin is one of the most publicized hockey players we ... Read More »

Living Legends – Teemu Selanne


We’re nearing the end of our list of living legends, but that doesn’t mean these players are diminishing in skill at all. No, today, we actually will look at one of the most accomplished players in NHL history. He has blazing speed, a lethal wristshot, and is one of the greatest goal scorers in the history of our sport. Meet ... Read More »

Living Legends – Martin Brodeur


Today we’re going to take a look at the only goaltender on our list of current Living Legends. He’s right up there with the greatest goaltenders of all time and he owns a majority of the goaltending records. Even at the age of 40 he’s still at the top of his game. Let’s take a look at the skills of ... Read More »

Living Legends – Henrik Zetterberg


Many of you probably haven’t seen much of Henrik Zetterberg. He’s not flashy, doesn’t have incredible highlights, and doesn’t talk much about himself. He’s just one of those guys that night in and night out does his job. However, in the past season, Zetterberg’s name has come up a little more around the water cooler as NHL legend Wayne Gretzky ... Read More »