Hockey History

The Edmonton Oilers have a long history of prolific goal scorers. Not only that, but they also have a plethora of Hall-of-Fame twine ticklers that have donned the blue and orange as well. This list explores the franchise’s top-20 goal scorers of all-time. 1. Wayne Gretzky (583) Of course, the Great One is atop this
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There was a time when the New Jersey Devils were Stanley Cup contenders every season. While the Devils’ Stanley Cup championship rosters included notable skaters and future Hockey Hall of Famers, not all of those talented players lasted long in Jersey. The 2000 and 2003 Stanley Cup teams included a number of all-star caliber players
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Finnish players have a place in every hockey fan’s heart. Whether it was watching Teemu Selanne speeding down the ice or Jari Kurri helping create a dynasty in Edmonton, there is no doubt the Finns have left their mark on the beautiful game. The Boston Bruins aren’t known for developing or harbouring Finnish talent; however,
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This extremely busy day in National Hockey League history included a little bit of everything. For the first time, a team used three goaltenders to win a game, and a penalty-shot goal was scored. In addition, three members of the same family each hit personal milestones in three separate decades. So, let’s take our daily
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Hockey rivalries have been around since the NHL was founded 1917. The Pittsburgh Penguins have had rivals since they joined the league in 1967 with the six-team expansion. Among the trash talk, bitter battles and playoff competition, the following teams can be considered the Penguins’ fiercest rivals of the Sidney Crosby era. Washington Capitals Step
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This has been a very interesting and busy date in National Hockey League history. A legendary arena opened, a bitter rivalry began, and a whole slew of Hockey Hall of Famers had big moments throughout the years. So, let’s hop aboard the THW time machine and relive all the best memories made on Nov. 12.
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Minnesota is rich in hockey history and this date brought some big moments over the years. Also, there were plenty of big offensive performances including some from defenders on the back end. The first-ever empty-net goal in National Hockey League history was scored and a new franchise revealing its name are among the other memories
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This has been a very interesting date in National Hockey League history. One of the truly unbreakable streaks in all of sports came to an end. The league saw its first-ever penalty shot, had a game postponed due to a November heatwave, and got a new player atop the all-time goals list. The Streak of
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Nov. 8 has been a very eventful date in National Hockey League history. Arguably the greatest defenseman ever retired, while a legend scored his first goal and became the league’s all-time leader a decade apart. In addition, a new franchise was awarded, a whole slew of hat tricks was scored, and plenty of franchise and
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Halloween has provided us with plenty of (hat) tricks and treats throughout the history of the National Hockey League. The Great One haunted goaltenders across the league, while some of the biggest names to play in Montreal and New York had big nights on this date. So, let’s all hop aboard the THW time machine
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On this date, the National Hockey League’s highest-scoring defenseman ever took his place at the top of the list. Also, the “Original Six” franchises have been very active. So, let’s hop aboard the THW time machine to go back through the decades and relive all the great moments from Oct. 25. Bourque Takes the Top
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Oct. 18 has seen some memorable victories in National Hockey League history, including the first for two expansion teams. Many personal milestones were reached, including first goals and shutouts and even a significant first professional contract. So, let’s begin our daily journey back in time to enjoy all the best moments this date has given
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Some of the greatest players in National Hockey League history had big moments on this date. The records for the most wins by a goaltender and points by a defenseman were broken, and the first European-born player to score 500 goals hit his milestone. The THW time machine is ready to take us back to
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Paul Kariya was a young phenom, the face of a young franchise. He was given lofty expectations and broke into the league around the same time as two other comparable Hall of Fame players, Pavel Bure and Eric Lindros. He was a solid all-around player and a statesman for the sport of hockey. Related: Top
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