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
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Journeys Into In the Spirit of Elmer Ferguson

In the Spirit of Elmer Ferguson

Legendary Chicago sportswriter Bob Verdi will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism. Named Sportswriter of the Year in the state of Illinois a remarkable 19 times, Bob Verdi honed his skills during the six team era. In addition to writing or contributing to six books about Blackhawks players and teams, Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 12, 20163:47 am
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Journeys Into The Impact and Legacy of Eric Lindros

The Impact and Legacy of Eric Lindros

Eric Lindros accomplished a lot in his career. He was a presence on  the ice – a force to be reckoned with. His accomplishments are being recognized as he is inducted into thre Hockey Hall of Fame. Unfortunately his career was cut short by concussions. Today he serves as  an advocate for research and standardizing practices Read Article

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Friday, November 4, 2016
Journeys Into It Was Almost Baltimore, Not the Philadelphia Flyers

It Was Almost Baltimore, Not the Philadelphia Flyers

Changing channels on the TV the other night I went past the Flyers playing the Islanders. My glance was very short but I did see that both clubs were clad in uniforms with an untraditional look. The Islanders were in their city blacks – a nod to their presence in Brooklyn.More about that another time. Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 4, 20168:45 pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Journeys Into The Night the Boomer Returned as a Visitor

The Night the Boomer Returned as a Visitor

It was a big deal at the time, but 50 years later it is an event that went virtually overlooked and forgotten, save for a passing reference in the excellent historical column of the Hockey Writers website. It was on October 29, 1966 that Bernie Geoffrion returned to Montreal to play in the Forum as Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 2, 20162:32 pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Journeys Into The Original St. Louis Blues Uniform

The Original St. Louis Blues Uniform

Here is a great story, courtesy of the folks at SB Nation from St. Louis Game Time, a great site that covers the St. Louis Blues and other S. Louis sports: When St. Louis was awarded an NHL expansion franchise in February 1966, the team didn’t have a logo or even a name. Just owners, Read Article

Posted by: Admin 12:40 pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Journeys Into Notwithstanding Reports of Its Demise, Leafs-Canadiens Rivalry Endures

Notwithstanding Reports of Its Demise, Leafs-Canadiens Rivalry Endures

Clearly, it is not what it used to be – back in the days of the Rocket, Teeter, Beliveau, Kelly, Bower, Worlsey, Imlach and Blake. But Toronto-Montreal in hockey is not just another game. There is too much historically and culturally to this match-up. You may decline to use the word “rivalry” – though I Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 1, 20165:03 pm
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