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The mysterious no. 76

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

We all know Theo Fleury as no. 14, the short, fierce, and skilled Flames player. So why on e...

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Babe Siebert: For the love of family and hockey

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It was the end of a love story between Babe and his wife Bernice, witnessed and beloved by t...

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing

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"In April, 1984, Edmonton was abuzz at the expectation that we would win our first Stanley C...

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Team? What team?

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

Pittsburgh wasn't a hockey town. Or at least, they weren't an NHL sort of town. They'd had a...

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In His Own Ozo-ne

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

Sandis Ozolinsh had a superstition about talking to reporters on game day. He tried to avoid...

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Day of the Hot Dog: Luc Robitaille Edition

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

When some people get nervous, they eat. Combine that with the famous Montreal Forum hot dogs...

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"Tie never got a scratch on him."

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

"I was born a fighter.When I was 14, I was fighting guys who were 20 and I wasn't losing. Wi...

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The One that Got Away: Stan and Bobby Go Fishing

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull have been friends since high school, and when they were invited b...

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NHL Labour Wars: Past, Present, and Their Implications

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

With the current lockout dragging on, I thought a 1967 labour dispute article I found would ...

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From Berlin to Boston

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

While doing research for Veterans' Day, I came across the following short article. I hope yo...

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How NY Rangers used a gun to negotiate a contract

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

In his first season with the New York Rangers, Bill Cook scored 33 goals in 44 games, securi...

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The Book of Hextall

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

"I watched videotapes of that kid and kept charts on him until I could tell you how many tim...

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See the Softer Side of Shore

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"Do what you're told, or I'll send you to Springfield."Words that struck terror in the heart...

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Things NHL Reporters Overhear: Brian Hayward Edition

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

Found in the Montreal Gazette archives:NHL executive John McCauley: "How's Brian Hayward doi...

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"The litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada..." : the truth behind the legend

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

For all intents and purposes, Bill Goldthorpe WAS Ogie Ogilthorpe. Everyone knows Ogie was b...

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Hockey Broke Bruce Gamble's Heart In More Ways than One

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

There is a debate about exactly when Bruce Gamble suffered a heart attack during the game on...

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From the Lighthouse to the Penthouse

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

As a researcher, I find a lot of odd things. Hockey players on wrestlers' shoulders. Muppets...

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Washington Capitals: The good, the bad and the weird

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

George McPhee punched Blackhawks coach Lorne Molleken during a fight in the Blackhawks dress...

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A trip through Sabres history: facts and oddities

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

The first game was October 10, 1970. The Sabres won 2-1. Jim Watson and Gilbert Perreault sc...

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Esa Tikkanen, the most interesting hockey player in the world.

By Jen @ NHL History Girl

Esa Tikkanen is an unusual guy with an unusual sense of humour, and the inventor of the Tikk...

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