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Monday, October 24, 2016
Journeys Into A Glimpse Back in Time: Hockey Night in Canada, 1960’s Style, Part 2

A Glimpse Back in Time: Hockey Night in Canada, 1960’s Style, Part 2

Same Summary as Part 1: Well, with the NHL’s “Heritage Classic” behind us, we are glad to discover this newly posted video. It is of a CBC broadcast of a 1969 NHL regular season game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens, interestingly the first  regular season game between the clubs ever played Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 24, 201612:58 pm
Monday, October 24, 2016
Journeys Into A New Glimpse at Hockey Night in Canada, 1960’s Style

A New Glimpse at Hockey Night in Canada, 1960’s Style

Well, with the NHL’s “Heritage Classic” behind us, we are glad to discover this newly posted video. It is of a CBC broadcast of a 1969 NHL regular season game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens, interestingly the first  regular season game between the clubs ever played on a Saturday night. The Read Article

Posted by: Admin 12:47 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Journeys Into Jets versus Oilers: At the Start

Jets versus Oilers: At the Start

Today the Winnipeg Jets are hosting the Edmonton Oilers in the Heritage Classic Outdoor Game. The game celebrates the heritage of hockey in Canada, and especially the competition between the Jets and the Oilers. Much has changed in the 44 years since the first game between the teams. For one thing, the game was played Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 22, 20163:13 pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Journeys Into A St. John’s Ice Caps Fan – At Least for A Year

A St. John’s Ice Caps Fan – At Least for A Year

This year I have become a St. John’s Ice Caps fan. Now a farm club for the Montreal Canadiens, the AHL club will be leaving town after this season – for a new arena in Laval, Quebec. The move was not surprising, as the Canadiens positioned the IceCaps to be a temporary solution until the Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 20, 20163:26 pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Journeys Into 50 Years Ago: Bobby Orr’s First NHL Game

50 Years Ago: Bobby Orr’s First NHL Game

We missed the actual anniversary by a day, but the event was important enough to note – even if late. It was on October 19, 1966 that Bobby Orr played his first NHL game. The game was played at the Boston Garden and the opponents were the Detroit Red Wings. Interestingly, the game was also Read Article

Posted by: Admin 12:33 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Journeys Into An Architectural History of Hockey Arenas Now and Then

An Architectural History of Hockey Arenas Now and Then

It was interesting to see how some are now describing the soon to close Joe Louis Arena (this is the last season for the Red Wings there) as “old school”. What was once thought of as strikingly modern and sterile is now considered a place of character and charm (in addition to the obvious three Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 18, 20165:59 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Journeys Into Last Opener at the Joe

Last Opener at the Joe

Times have surely changed. Seems like only yesterday when the modern Joe Louis Arena replaced the venerable and much loved Olympia Stadium as home of the Detroit Red Wings. The date was 1979 and the new place was criticized by some as antiseptic and lacking in character. Now thirty six later the Joe is being Read Article

Posted by: Admin 2:14 am
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Journeys Into Leafs, Reversing Course, retire all honoured numbers and Dave Keon’s No. 14

Leafs, Reversing Course, retire all honoured numbers and Dave Keon’s No. 14

The  Toronto Maple Leafs turned the page at the outset of their centennial season, wiping away a long-standing policy of not retiring sweater numbers. The changes were revealed during a ceremony before Saturday’s home opener against the Boston Bruins with a new set of banners unfurled. Previously, only Bill Barilko’s No. 5 and Ace Bailey’s Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 16, 20163:59 am
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Journeys Into A Hall of Famer Comes Back Home

A Hall of Famer Comes Back Home

The Los Angeles Kings staged a season opening celebration to mark the start of their 50th anniversary season. Los Angeles welcomed back several members of its original team and other stars from the franchise’s founding days. Every former player with a number retired in the Staples Center rafters made an appearance, including Wayne Gretzky. Also Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 15, 201611:18 pm