Archive for June, 2012

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NHL Free Agency 2012: Which Team Makes the Biggest Splash?

June 28, 2012

Tweet Who would have thought that July 1st would become one of the most interesting days of the hockey calendar?  It is early summer, players are relaxing from a grueling schedule and hockey fans are tuning into summer sports such as baseball, the Canadian Football League of the Euro 2012 Soccer championship.  Yet July 1 […]

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History of the NHL Draft: 50 Years of the Draft

June 20, 2012

Tweet A few weeks back, The Hockey Fanatic made our 2012 NHL draft predictions with our mock NHL draft. We were a little creative incorporating a few trades and some “phantom” scouting reports.  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the NHL Entry Draft, we wanted to take a look a drafted hockey players would […]

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Top 20 Goalie Masks of All-Time

June 13, 2012

Tweet It was not until 1959, that the goalie mask became mainstream in the NHL. In November of 1959, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante was hit in the face with a shot from New York Rangers forward Andy Bathgate. Plante who had previously worn a mask in practice was told by Canadiens coach Toe Blake […]

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Los Angeles Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Champions

June 5, 2012

Tweet You know as a hockey fan, there are certain teams that I think will simply never win a Stanley Cup.  The Hartford Whalers, Florida Panthers, and Washington Capitals come to mind.  In fact until the past couple of years I had the Los Angeles Kings on that list as well.  They were just a […]

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