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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Journeys Into Aurele Joliat: All-Time Great (101st Best ?)

Aurele Joliat: All-Time Great (101st Best ?)

Part of the hype for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Hockey League involves the release of what has been described as the “Top 100 Players” in NHL history. The list, to be revealed  on January 27 as part of the All-Star weekend, will have some all-time greats – Orr, Gretzky, Howe, Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 15, 20178:44 pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Journeys Into The Circus, The Garden and the Rangers

The Circus, The Garden and the Rangers

I was saddened to hear of the demise of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. Yes, there were cruelty to animals issues, and that was terrible. We hear that those issues were addressed. But changing times, demographics and tastes apparently doomed what was once described as “The Greatest Show on Ice”. Hockey fans of Read Article

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Journeys Into Passing: Steven McDonald

Passing: Steven McDonald

Steven McDonald, a New York City police officer who was shot by a 15-year-old boy in Central Park in July 1986 and paralyzed from the neck down, but who forgave his assailant, hoped for the youth’s redemption and remained in the public eye for his spirit in the face of adversity, died on January 10 Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 14, 20177:42 pm
Friday, January 13, 2017
Journeys Into Shakespeare, Scenery, History & A Classic Arena with Character

Shakespeare, Scenery, History & A Classic Arena with Character

Catching up on some missed features and I came across how “Hometown Hockey” had visited Stratford, Ontario. Already known for its connection to things Shakespeare and historical, Stratford is also home of a classic hockey arena – the William Allman Memorial Arena. Although it is a topic of debate, locals will tell you that the Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 13, 20179:44 pm
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Journeys Into No Third Jerseys for 2017-18

No Third Jerseys for 2017-18

We are traditionalists, but it seems we have grown attached to some of the third jerseys in the NHL. So it will be interesting to see what becomes of NHL fashion after it was announced that there will be no third jerseys next year. Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that all NHL teams Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 11, 201711:31 pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Journeys Into Hockey (Golden) Seals Honored

Hockey (Golden) Seals Honored

They were variously called the Oakland Seals, California Seals and California Golden Seals. Their time in the NHL was a colorful one but not necessarily successful either on the ice or off. Until recently the Bay Area’s first NHL team was largely overlooked or forgotten. But now they have finally received some much deserved recognition. Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 8, 20177:02 pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Journeys Into Hockey’s Top Rivalry Returns

Hockey’s Top Rivalry Returns

It’s not what it used to be, but it’s still special. And, for the first time in a long time it is competitive. Montreal Canadiens visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. Both the Leafs and Canadiens are looking to return to the playoffs after being excluded last year. It’s been along time since either celebrated a Read Article

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Saturday, January 7, 2017
Journeys Into Passing: Milt Schmidt

Passing: Milt Schmidt

Bobby Orr is probably the greatest hockey player I ever saw play. But apologies to Orr, Eddie Shore, Johnny Bucyck, Raymond Borque and others, Milt Schmidt was the greatest Boston Bruin ever. Schmidt passed away on January 4 at the age of 98 (Schmidt was the oldest living NHL veteran.) He was a legendary player and Read Article

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