Former Colorado Avalanche General Manager Pierre Lacroix Deserves a Banner at Ball Arena

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With heavy hearts, the Colorado Avalanche organization announced on Sunday, December 13th that former General Manager Pierre Lacroix passed away. Lacroix, 72, died tragically due to COVID-19 complications. When fans reminisce over hockey history in Denver, they think of Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Patrick Roy, Milan Hejduk and the likes. Often forgotten, unfortunately, is the […] READ MORE


Small NHL Trades with Big Results: Denis Savard

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Small trades with big results is a series that looks at trades throughout NHL history that seemed small or insignificant at the time but turned out to be much, much more. In this installment, we look at how Denis Savard ended up with the Chicago Blackhawks. Small NHL Trades with Big Results: Denis Savard Another […] READ MORE



Flashing Back to the NHL/WHA Merger

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 Flashback to 1979 when the NHL and WHA merged In the summer of 1979, the World Hockey Association had had enough of the draining financial fight it had waged with the NHL. The more established hockey league was done with the battle as well. The two parties agreed in June of that year to put […] READ MORE


NHL What If… Eric Lindros Trade

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NHL What-If is a series that looks at big moments in NHL history and wonders what might have happened had things played out slightly differently. The series is a focus on moments that impacted major games and franchises. The final moment to be examined is the Eric Lindros trade. NHL What If… Eric Lindros Trade […] READ MORE


Franchise Best: 1984-85 Quebec Nordiques

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Last season, our Franchise Best series talked about the best season in each team’s respective history. However, what about some of the teams that don’t exist anymore? There have been plenty of memorable teams that are no longer with us. Today we look at the Franchise Best season for the 1984-85 Quebec Nordiques. History  The […] READ MORE


John Ziegler Jr. Former NHL President Passes Away

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The former 4th president of the NHL, John Ziegler Jr. has passed away at age 84. His passing was confirmed in a statement Friday by current NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. John Ziegler Jr. passes away at age 84 John Ziegler, 4th president of the NHL, has passed away. He was living in Florida at the […] READ MORE


Former Montreal Canadiens Forward Andrei Kovalenko KO’d a referee.

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Andrei Kovalenko, the head of the KHL Players Association punched referee Vladislav Kiselev. The incident occurred Friday, March 9 in Odintsovo, Russia during a match between the Gazprom Export and the Tigers. The teams played at the Challenge Cup of the Rostec alumni tournament. Andrei Kovalenko: the Quebec Nordiques draftee The former Quebec Nordiques draftee […] READ MORE


NHL Referee Bruce Hood Passes Away at 81

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NHL referee Bruce Hood has passed away at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer. Hood officiated 1,033 NHL regular season games and 157 playoff contests, three All-Star games and three Canada Cups over a 21-year career. Hood was the last of the referees at the time of his retirement in 1984, to have […] READ MORE


Seattle City Council Approves Oakview Group MOU

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Seattle A Step Closer to the NHL The City of Seattle takes one step closer to becoming an NHL town. In a unanimous vote of 5-0, the Seattle City Council Special Committee on Civic Arenas approved the Oakview Group (OVG) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU outlines the OVG proposal for a $600 million renovation […] READ MORE