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Making a list of the top-10 greatest players will always be difficult, especially for a team with plenty of greats like the Los Angeles Kings. To put this together, I’ve taken into account their on-ice impact, including their production and overall play, and their off-ice impact. It’s also important to remember that some players who
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On Feb. 6, 1990, Brett Hull scored his 50th goal of the season, to become part of the first father-son combo to each score 50 goals in an NHL season. We thought we pull this nugget out of The Hockey Writers’ vault. Originally put together by former THW contributor Bill Schoeninger and published on Feb. 9,
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Despite that they’ve only been around for 24 years, the Anaheim Ducks sure do like taking a walk down memory lane. After he spent parts of six seasons with the team, the then-Mighty Ducks brought back Teemu Selanne for the 2005-06 season (and the eight that followed), four years after shipping him to the San
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The Winnipeg Jets, both 1.0 and current versions, have made plenty of trades. Some were downright steals, while others were total flops. Here’s a look at some of both categories, in chronological order. Trades the Jets Won Acquiring Big-Time Blue-Liner Carlyle — March 5, 1984 Late in the 1983-84 season, the Jets acquired undersized but
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The 10th installment in this series has arrived after previously looking at how the Minnesota Wild did in their first nine drafts. If you missed any of them or want a refresher, you can find those recaps below: After making the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time, the Wild finished the 2008-09 NHL season with
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Have you ever wondered if there are hockey leagues that rival the NHL in terms of talent, viewership, and fan-base? Well, if you have, then this segment should be just for you. It is widely known that players from around the world flock to the NHL for a chance to win Lord Stanley’s Cup and
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Rod Gilbert and the New York Rangers were a perfect match. It’s been over half a century since Gilbert made his debut at the old Madison Square Garden (located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets), yet many of the franchise records he set during his tenure still stand. But it almost didn’t happen.
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Hockey movies have captured the hearts of fans all across the world. Although there aren’t as many of them compared to other sports, the ones that entered the marketplace established an uncommon following. Plenty of NHLers have starred in these movies, including Rob Blake, Bruce Boudreau, Chris Chelios, Michael Del Zotto, Scott Hartnell, Paul Kariya,
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Throughout his tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning, general manager Steve Yzerman found great success at the draft. Even if he struggled at times with first-round picks, his team of scouts consistently pulled top talent out of all levels of the draft. Since he has departed Tampa Bay for the Detroit Red Wings, let’s look
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As the Detroit Red Wings continue to rebuild, thoughts of missed opportunities, unnecessarily long contracts, and poor trades often come to mind. And with former general manager Ken Holland leading the charge, many had an uneasy feeling about the future. Related: Ken Holland’s Red Wings Rebuild is Rolling If you were concerned about Holland’s ability
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