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
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’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

Posted by: Admin January 8, 201712:29 am
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
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 November 16, 20169:14 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