How the Avalanche and Flames went from lottery teams to playoff contenders in just ten games, and if they can continue their torrid streaks.
The NHL started in 1917. It had never had a black player. Things changed in 1958 when Canadian Willie O'Ree played a game for the Boston Bruins. He was called professional hockey's Jackie Robinson. He played from 1955 to 1979.
The article takes a look at 11 of the shortest goaltenders to play in the NHL. These goalies all stood below 5'8 and played at a time when height wasn't emphasized. In the current NHL, small goalies are almost non-existent and this is because the current style of play rewards taller goaltenders.
We're talking the greatest goalie in Calgary Flames history, starting with his beginnings in the Alberta junior circuit up to his legendary performance in the 1989 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Haglund’s deformity is a bony growth on the back of the heel. It literally looks like an extra bone is growing out of the heel. It is also referred to as the Bauer Bump or the Pump Bump. There are precautions to take and some non surgical treatment options to reduce pain.
When sizing an ice hockey stick, the top of the stick should generally be between the players nose and chin. The hockey stick is an extension of a player's arm, thus a very important piece of equipment to hae sized correctly.
Learn basic hockey rules and why the Stanley Cup, with its long history and rich traditions, is the most coveted of any trophy. The intensity of the NHL playoffs make it a great spectator sport.
When buying ice hockey equipment for the youth player, make sure to get properly sized equipment for optimal performance and protection. There are many ice hockey items that can be purchased used to save money. Use our Hockey Equipment Checklist to determine when to buy new or used equipment.
The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a great place to visit. People of any age who are loyal hockey fans will enjoy it.
When trying to get rid of the smell in hockey equipment, use vinegar in the washing maching, followed by fabric softener. To remove the stench for a longer period, try the Sports-O-Zone sanitizing system.
Find out the basics about hockey. Learn about hockey penalties, the penalty box and hockey fights. Discover useful hockey lingo for any occasion.
The journey through Mike Vernon's career continues with a look at his latter years for the Flames dynasty, his moves to Detroit, San Jose, Florida, and his final years back in Calgary.
The Edmonton Oilers have been bad this year. But the reasons they have been aren't what you think, and could lead to a possible renaissance this season.
A basic guide for rules in the NHL Covers everything from the field of play to stoppages and penalties.
A new series about hockey kicks off with a look back at the most successful Oilers team since the Gretzky years.