Hockey History

Hockey History: “Dippy Don” was the Best Backup!

Don Simmons was a very good goaltender who just happened to be playing in the wrong era. Like many netminders in the years before expansion,  Simmons had the great misfortune of trying to break into the NHL during what many consider to be the Golden Age of Goaltending.

Hockey History: When the NHL Cracked Down on Gambling

Hockey History: When the NHL Cracked Down on Gambling

On March 9, 1948, NHL President Clarence Campbell announced that Billy Taylor of the New York Rangers and Don Gallinger of the Boston Bruins would be banned for life for betting on hockey games. Campbell claimed to have conclusive evidence that Taylor was involved with a known criminal and gambler.

Retro Rangers: Remembering “Leapin’ Louie” Fontinato

Retro Rangers: Remembering “Leapin’ Louie” Fontinato

“Leapin’ Louie” Fontinato was one of the most popular players to ever don a New York Rangers sweater. The 6-1. 195 pound defenseman was born in January 1932 in Guelph, Ontario and came up through the Guelph Biltmore pipeline that provided the Rangers with so many young prospects such as Harry Howell, Dean Prentice, Ron Murphy and later Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert.

NHL playoff team switches: Who's falling out, who's jumping in?

Which 2023 playoff teams will miss the field next spring? Which non-playoff clubs are ready to make the leap? Here's one for each category by division. [...]

Bruins vow not to 'fall off' after playoff disaster, Bergeron retirement

An historic regular season was followed up by postseason heartbreak -- and the retirement of a legend. Here's how the next era begins. [...]

Flames executive Snow, 42, dies after ALS battle

Sportswriter turned NHL executive Chris Snow has died at age 42 after a long battle with ALS. [...]

Ducks' Killorn out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

New Anaheim Ducks forward Alex Killorn will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a broken finger, the team announced Saturday. [...]

Bedard debuts for Blackhawks, felt 'comfortable'

Connor Bedard played in his first preseason game with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, and fans of the Original Six franchise were ready. [...]

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