Washington Capitals’ 50-Goal Scorers
In 44 years of hockey, through the team's darkest seasons and golden eras, plenty of scoring sensations have suited up for the Washington Capitals. Surprisingly, for a team that did not win their first Stanley Cup until 2018, five different Capitals have breached the 50-goal barrier, more than on half of the “Original Six” teams. Only three Toronto Maple Leafs, three Chicago Blackhawks, and three New York Rangers have ever managed the same feat over a combined 287 seasons.
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The Most Unusual Things To Ever Happen In an NHL Game
The NHL is over 100 years old. Most games are fairly normal – they usually end up about 3-2 and nothing really interesting happen besides the game. Once in a while, however, something truly unique happens. Here are a few of the strangest occurrences. Patrick Roy Attempts to go End-to-End In one of the best […]
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A Look Back at the West Coast Express Line
This article was originally written in December, 2015. During the dead puck era in the years leading to the 2004-05 NHL lockout, the Canucks’ trio of Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Brendan Morrison far from followed the pattern of declining offense in the league. The West Coast Express line, named after the commuter train in […]
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5 Greatest Moments in Kings History
In a city that once didn’t acknowledge the sport of hockey, the Los Angeles Kings etched themselves in the history books in more ways than one. Among the many significant moments in Kings history, including the dynamic “Triple Crown Line” era and a pair of Stanley Cups, let’s reminisce on the five that greatly influenced […]
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Los Angeles Kings’ 50-Goal Scorers
The Los Angeles Kings were one of six teams to join the NHL during the 1967 Expansion. Nine years later, they became the 10th franchise to have a player score 50 goals in a season. The team now has six members in the 50-goal scorer club: Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer, Luc Robitaille, Jimmy Carson, Wayne […]
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Calgary Flames’ 50-Goal Scorers
For a relatively young franchise, the Calgary Flames have seen a great deal of strong individual performances since becoming a National Hockey League club in 1972. In particular, the team has had a surprisingly large amount of 50-goal scorers over the years. In the history of the NHL, a player has scored 50-plus goals on […]
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Greatest NHL Player for Each Jersey Number
Debates over great NHL players have been conducted for decades. People have debated over the greatest player to play each position, who the best goal scorer is, and who the greatest playmaker is. This will be a list of the greatest NHL player to have worn each number from 00-99. Some numbers have been worn […]
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‘Brass Bonanza’ – The Sound of Hockey
I remember the first time I heard “Brass Bonanza.” It was while I was playing NHL 94 on my Sega Genesis, something I wasted a lot of time doing as a kid. If I wasn’t outside playing hockey in the driveway, I was inside trying to master the wrap around move (you know the one) against […]
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Top 5 Moments of Joe Thornton’s Career
San Jose Sharks’ center Joe Thornton, will be in the Hockey Hall of Fame whenever he decides to hang up his skates. A career like Thornton’s has dozens of top moments, but there are five that stand above the rest. 1997 NHL Draft Day In 1997, Thornton was drafted first overall by the Boston Bruins. […]
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2006 NHL Draft: 5 Forgotten Picks
The 2006 NHL Entry Draft gave the league many of their current day stars. Players like Phil Kessel, Claude Giroux, Brad Marchand, Jonathan Toews, and more came from this one draft, giving the league talent to draw from for seasons to come. But, as with all drafts, there was a fair share of players who […]
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Jarome Iginla’s 5 Greatest Highlights
After 20 seasons in the National Hockey League and over 1,500 regular season games, Jarome Iginla has finally called it a career. One of the legendary figures in the game – both in Canada and in the broader hockey world – Iginla made a name for himself as a high-scoring power forward. Two things most […]
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Bruce McNall: His Rise and Fall
On Aug. 9, 1988, the hockey world changed forever. The Edmonton Oilers traded the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million in cash, and the Kings’ first-round draft picks in 1989, 1991 and 1993. Behind all of […]
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Worst Trades in Kings History
To many, the Los Angeles Kings are known for being a part of hockey’s greatest transaction. However, the franchise has also made some decisions that flat out didn’t go in their favor. Players that were sent away heavily impacted their new organizations, while players shipped to Los Angeles did the opposite. Let’s take a look […]
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1974-75, the Capitals’ First (and Worst) Season
On June 7th, 2018, after 44 years of trying, the Washington Capitals finally lifted the Stanley Cup. 43 years, 2 months, and 10 days earlier, in Oakland, California, these same Capitals took turns lifting a trash can around the ice in mock jubilation.
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The Ice Rink: A Brief History
This THW Archive piece was originally published in December, 2012. And the music from the skating rink drifts across the town … All across the world, the ice rink has become a home away from home for scores of hockey players and fans. From the sushi-serving confines of the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to […]
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Bandy: The Other Ice Hockey
The sound of blades grinding the ice of players skating at high speeds, blistering 100+ mph slap shots, beautiful end to end rushes with tape to tape passes, and sprawling kick saves by goaltenders are major components of the great game of bandy. Most people: “Wait what? You mean hockey.” No, I mean bandy. Bandy […]
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Washington Capitals Jersey History
Perhaps no team in the National Hockey League had as inauspicious a start as the Washington Capitals. In the entire century-plus of NHL history, the 1974-75 Capitals, one of two expansion teams to enter the league that year (after a horrendously unfair expansion draft from an already depleted league), hold the league’s worst-ever single-season points […]
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What Happened to Roman Cechmanek?
Roman Cechmanek was one of these European players whose star risen as fast as declined. He was not a widely known draft pick, burst onto the scene in the NHL later in his career and had several solid to great seasons in the NHL. Then all of a sudden he disappeared. Cechmanek and his Early Career […]
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The Maple Leafs and the Legacy of the Muskoka Five
Originally published in 2012 February 11, 2012 was a bittersweet night for Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Mats Sundin, the classy and consummate captain, was honoured with his #13 raised to the rafters. A familiar face in Tomas Kaberle took the ceremonial face-off. The Maple Leafs squad was horribly overmatched on the night, losing 5-0 to […]
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Stars’ Pattern of Frustrating 1st-Round Picks
The Dallas Stars are once again considered a contender thanks in large part to superstars Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Ben Bishop. However, it will be organizational depth that will determine how far the club goes in coming seasons. Second and third-round picks such as Roope Hintz and Esa Lindell have filled important roles, but […]
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