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To locals, he was simply known as “The Captain.” Unfortunately overshadowed by two guys named Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux over most of his career, Steve Yzerman finally got the respect he deserved in 1997 when he finally led the Detroit Red Wings to that ever-elusive Stanley Cup, a drought of 42 years had ended. 
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– latest update: Aug. 2021 With over 100 years of history, it should come as no surprise that the NHL has seen its share of sibling rivalries. In some cases, those from the same bloodline have even played alongside one another. While there are a plethora of family connections throughout every era of the league,
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NHL color analyst and ex-player Eddie Olczyk is celebrating his birthday on Aug. 16, and life is certainly good. But it wasn’t always that way. Olczyk’s world was turned upside down just a few short years ago in Aug. 2017 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then, the man the hockey world affectionately
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Ranking all-time greats, no matter the sport, is a near-impossible task. Almost every era is drastically different from the next and the game of hockey is no different. With that in mind, we decided to break down our look at the greatest goaltenders to have played the game by decade and see how each one
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“Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” — Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM (from ‘Ex-GM Pat Quinn calls Pavel Bure the best Canuck ever’ – Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun, 04/12/2013) The Beginning of Pavel Bure’s Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure’s talent always inspire an incredible
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The Detroit Red Wings are one of the most decorated franchises in National Hockey League history. Throughout the years, a vast collection of top-tier talent has donned the Winged Wheel, which has led to the creation of some legendary line combinations. While each decade of Red Wings’ hockey has produced worthy candidates, I’ve tried to
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If you are explaining, you are losing— J.C. Watts If true, the Los Angeles Kings have done one hell of a lot of ‘splainin’ over their 45-year history. However, thanks to the heroics of Jonathan Quick, Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and company, they have two Stanley Cups. Therefore, the correct and proper rejoinder when confronted
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The saying is that records are meant to be broken, but in certain cases, they simply won’t be broken. Barring radical changes to the playing style and rules of the NHL, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever see anything like the below occurrences. Some relate to scoring, others awards, and a few singular oddball events
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After eight seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Roberto Luongo was traded back to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2014, along with Steven Anthony in exchange for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias. Luongo’s eight seasons in Vancouver saw the team reach the playoffs six times and featured a Stanley Cup Final appearance. While the Canucks
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Attend any NHL game today and you’ll be bombarded by colorful ads from large corporations. From arena sponsorship signage to dasher board and on-ice advertising, there’s no avoiding it; and there’s more every year. Ads on the boards are as common and accepted as goal celebrations. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) There’s a long
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Nicknamed “The Nuisance” for his sandpapery, face-wash, stick-to-the-groin style of play, Dale Hunter was a difference maker for every season of his 19-year NHL career. Though he never won the Stanley Cup, he was in many ways a “winner” just the same. Hunter did everything in his power to ensure victory for the teams he
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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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