Hockey Nostalgia: Phoenix Roadrunners History

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The Phoenix Roadrunners history is rich, with the team becoming Arizona’s first professional sports team back in 1967. They played professional ice hockey at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The Roadrunners played in the WHL (Western Hockey League) from 1967-74 and were champions in both 1973 and 1974. The WHL disbanded in 1974, […] READ MORE



Kent Nilsson: The Calgary Flames Superstar Who Chose Not To Be

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His name would have been iconic to hockey fans if only he had wanted it to be. Instead, his stardom dissipated within just a few years of his dominant debut. “Kenta” and “The Magic Man,” they called him. Today, Kent Nilsson is just a fading memory. He could have been so much more. Kent Nilsson: […] READ MORE


Today in Hockey History: NHL/WHA Merger Announced

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During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for March 30th, featuring the NHL/WHA merger. […] 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