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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Journeys Into The Best Laid Plans….

The Best Laid Plans….

Hoping for a Montreal-Detroit series (and I was not the only one), I found this cool video (circa 1970’s-check out the hair styles and the threads) about the Wings-Canadiens series won by Detroit. It is hosted by Curt Gowdy and features Bud Lynch, longtime voice of the Detroit Red Wings. This year’s Detroit-Montreal series did Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 30, 201510:01 am
Monday, April 27, 2015
Journeys Into Passing: Marcel Pronovost

Passing: Marcel Pronovost

  Marcel Pronovost, a Hockey Hall of Fame member who won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and three times as a scout, died on April 26. He was 84 years old. Pronovost had 345 points in 1,206 games in 21 seasons as a defenseman with the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 27, 20157:21 pm
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Journeys Into “Go West, Established Hockey League”

“Go West, Established Hockey League”

Looking back, it seems to have all started in the 1950’s with the Dodgers, Giants and the Atheletics , then came the Lakers, Royals and Warriors, more recently the Jets, Nordiques, North Stars and Whalers. Decades later they’re still at it. The American Hockey League, in operation since the 1930’s with roots in the northeast, Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 25, 20151:39 pm
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Journeys Into Climate Change and the Backyard Rink

Climate Change and the Backyard Rink

  Folks in the know say it’s been a decent season for backyard rinks. But these folks are also concerned because the season is getting shorter. Real life environmental issues seem to be intruding on the idyllic ice surface built to be a refuge. This feature courtesy of PRI highlights the passion of those who Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 23, 201512:31 am
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Journeys Into The Minnesota-St. Louis Stanley Cup Playoff Rivalry

The Minnesota-St. Louis Stanley Cup Playoff Rivalry

The first round West Division series between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild is an interesting one. Some good players and two enthusiastic fan bases. But we can’t help but look back fondly at early St. Louis-Minnesota match-ups. But at that time the Minnesota team was North Stars. It was the late 1960’s,many years Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 22, 20153:41 am
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Journeys Into Winnipeg White Out

Winnipeg White Out

Their Jets may have lost the game (and the series 0-4), but it sure was a night that will be remembered – and not just in Winnipeg. Winnipegers celebrated the return of playoff hockey for the first time in 19 years, and the rest of the world noticed. It was an impressive site and an Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 21, 20154:18 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Journeys Into Hockey’s Oldest Teams (Other than “the Original Six”)

Hockey’s Oldest Teams (Other than “the Original Six”)

The standard history of hockey talks about the “Founding Teams” of the National Hockey League and then “The Original Six”. Beyond Montreal, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Boston and Detroit, we wondered, what our North America’s oldest professional hockey teams. We found that the oldest franchise was that which now plays in Hartford and calls itself Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 19, 20151:31 am
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Journeys Into The NHL Draft Way Back When

The NHL Draft Way Back When

We just finished watching the lottery to determine who the first pick in this year’s NHL draft would be. It was a big production out of the Sportsnet studio in Toronto – broadcast live on network TV in both the U.S. and Canada. Very different from the first drafts back in the 1960’s. The first Read Article

Posted by: Admin 12:56 am
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Journeys Into Conn Smythe Trophy Turns 50

Conn Smythe Trophy Turns 50

It was following the 1965 Stanley Cup playoffs that the first Conn Smythe Trophy was awarded. The winner was Jean Beliveau of the winning Montreal Canadiens. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the player judged most valuable to his team (MVP) during the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Stanley Cup playoffs. The Conn Smythe Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 18, 20159:54 pm