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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

Posted by: Admin January 7, 20175:48 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Bill Dineen

Passing: Bill Dineen

Bill Dineen, the hockey icon who made a name for playing and coaching on championship teams in the NHL and WHA died on December 10. He was 84. The American Hockey League confirmed in a statement that Dineen died Saturday at his home in Lake George, New York. Dineen, born in Arvida, Quebec, played 324 Read Article

Posted by: Admin December 11, 201612:45 pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Journeys Into A Forgotten Game on a Day of Infamy

A Forgotten Game on a Day of Infamy

Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack of Pearl Harbor. It was early afternoon back east when the early morning attack occurred in Hawaii. There appears to be an obscure hockey story to the day. The website Television Obscurities had an interesting posting that examined how television–then in its infancy as a commercial medium–covered Read Article

Posted by: Admin December 7, 20166:29 pm
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Bob Chase, Iconic Voice of Fort Wayne & Hockey on the Radio

Passing: Bob Chase, Iconic Voice of Fort Wayne & Hockey on the Radio

I never met Bob Chase. For a long time I did not know his name. But he was one of those memorable voices that one never forgets. And, it appears that I was not alone. Bob Chase (born Robert Donald Wallenstein)  died on November 25 at the age of 90. He was longtime WOWO Sports Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 26, 20167:53 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Journeys Into When the Hockey Sweater Became Dark and Light

When the Hockey Sweater Became Dark and Light

Fashion now plays a large role in Hockey. In addition, the dark and light sweaters (jerseys), there “third jerseys”, as will as those described as heritage, retro or commemorative. There are even uniform tops to honor those battling cancer and veterans of the armed services. Most of us take it for granted that there were Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 16, 201610:25 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Journeys Into The First Scotty Bowman That Made History

The First Scotty Bowman That Made History

Thanks to George Kuhn of Vintage Hockey Jerseys who called this bit of hockey history to our attention. It was on November 13 1934 that the first penalty shot was scored. And, it was scored by Scotty Bowman. No not that Scotty Bowman. Here’s the story. The penalty shot was first introduced into the National Read Article

Posted by: Admin 9:14 pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Journeys Into Claude Provost: An All-Time Great

Claude Provost: An All-Time Great

Put this in the category of the overlooked. Remember when Bob Gainey was described by  Red Army and Soviet National Team coach Viktor Tikhonov as technically the world’s best hockey player. Deservedly Bob Gainey is enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But before Bob Gainey there was Claude Provost. Provost played 15 years in Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 13, 20163:28 am
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Journeys Into Early Minnesota North Stars

Early Minnesota North Stars

It’s now the site of the mammoth Mall of America – we are told an IKEA to be precise. But this place in Bloomington, Minnesota used to be the site of the Metropolitan  Sports Center – home of the Minnesota North Stars. The North Stars joined the NHL in 1967 along with Los Angeles Kings, Read Article

Posted by: Admin 2:32 am