The Hockey Writers

Over the years. Aug. 16 proved to be a very action-packed day for the National Hockey League’s resident in Arizona. A Stanley Cup hero in Detroit was acquired on this date 71 years ago. Also, one of the greatest American-born and undrafted players in league history signed his first professional contract. A Busy Day in
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The Nashville Predators hired their first coach in franchise history on this date and he became one of the best to ever stand behind a National Hockey League bench. Plus, two Hall of Fame players landed in the final destinations of their great careers. Predators Get Their Man Even though they were still 14 months
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The 2019-20 season marked the first full year for the Detroit Red Wings with general manager Steve Yzerman at the helm. While it was unrealistic to expect Yzerman to turn the team into the Tampa Bay Lightning (his previous post) immediately, he did his best to improve his squad. Let’s look at some of Yzerman’s
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Aug. 8 is a bittersweet day in National Hockey League history as hockey world lost one of its greatest players on this date. There were also a pair of Hall of Famers born, including a legend in Montreal. Chicago Loses a Legend Stan Mikita, the Chicago Blackhawks all-time leading scorer, died at the age of
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Finally, the Detroit Red Wings have cap space. After spending much of the salary cap era splurging on bloated contracts, the organization now prioritizes prospects and bargain finds when filling out their roster. The resulting cap space gives the Red Wings flexibility now and down the road. Let’s dive into Detroit’s salary cap picture in
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July 31 is full of big names. One of the greatest undrafted players in the history of the National Hockey League signed with the team where he became a Hall of Famer. One of the greatest goaltenders of all-time returned to where he had great success. Plus, the best coach in league history took a
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One of the greatest defensemen of all-time changed addresses after 17 seasons in his original home. Plus, one of the best returns on a dollar called it a career and talent group of players are celebrating birthdays. Big Bird Heads West Larry Robinson and the Los Angeles Kings made headlines twice on this date. First,
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This date in National Hockey League history has not been the most eventful by any means, but it has still provided some interesting tidbits. One veteran player got traded twice on the same day and the birth of a Hall of Fame defenseman are two of the biggest July 22 memories. Sillinger’s Busy Day July
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July 20 has been an eventful date in National Hockey League history despite no games being played. A Hall of Fame goaltender finally lands in a spot where he can get a crack at the NHL. A two-time Stanley Cup winner retires. There was a historic hire among the scouting ranks and a very talented
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One of the greatest coaches in the National Hockey League was born this date many years ago. Also, two players who had great runs and won championships in Motown moved on. The Birth of a Coaching Legend Dick Irvin was born, on July 19, 1892, in Hamilton, Ontario. After very successful runs in both the
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July 18 has not seen a ton of moves, but two of the National Hockey League’s “Original Six” franchises set themselves up for long-term success on this date. Also, a crazy front office situation on Long Island got even crazier. Red Wings Make Huge Moves July 18, 1997, is a very important date in Detroit
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July 13 has been all about returning to sites of great success throughout National Hockey League history. A handful of Hall of Fame players and coaches made return trips to teams they were either drafted by or hoisted Stanley Cups for. An Early Blockbuster Trade Less than three months after winning the Stanley Cup, the
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July 3 has seen a lot of activity by numerous Hall of Famers. Some of the best players in National Hockey League history were either changing teams, retiring or being born on this date. The Captain Says Farewell July 3 is not the happiest day for Detroit Red Wings fans. It was on this date
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