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Igor Liba
Though Igor Liba's NHL stat line does not hint at greatness, a closer look reveals he is a true legend of hockey, at least in his native Slovakia. Liba only played one disappointing season in the NHL, but his countrymen and his international opponents alway...
Though Igor Liba's NHL stat line does not hint at greatness, a closer look reveals he is a true legend of hockey, at least in his native Slovakia. Liba only played one disappointing season in the NHL, but his countrymen and his international opponents always raved about his greatness.
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Hockey Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2015
Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Chris Pronger, Phil Housley and Angela Ruggiero will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2015.

Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos were also inducted as builders. Joining the 2015 inductees at the ceremony in ...
Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Chris Pronger, Phil Housley and Angela Ruggiero will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2015. Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos were also inducted as builders. Joining the 2015 inductees at the ceremony in November in Toronto will be Bob McKenzie ...
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Doug Rombough
Whether it was while he played junior hockey with the OHL Black Hawks or as the founder of one of the most popular restaurants in town, Doug Rombough was always popular in St. Catherines, Ontario. Rombough was a big kid - 6'3" and played at over 200 pounds ...
Rombough was a big kid - 6'3" and played at over 200 pounds - out of St. Catharines, Ontario, just few minutes across the Canadian border from Buffalo. Some speculated that the reason why the Sabres chose the big center with the 97th overall and second last draft pick of their inaugural year of ...
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1995 NHL Draft: 20 Years Later
The 1995 NHL draft will not go down as the greatest draft in history. In fact, it was one of the weaker classes. But it will be remembered for Bryan Berard, Wade Redden, Jarome Iginla, a number of goalies, and a number of misses. Let's review the actual dra...
The 1995 NHL draft will not go down as the greatest draft in history. In fact, it was one of the weaker classes. But it will be remembered for Bryan Berard, Wade Redden, Jarome Iginla, a number of goalies, and a number of misses. Let's review the actual draft order: ...
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The Next Gretzky
Don't get me wrong. I am very much pulling for Connor McDavid. I hope he fulfills every bit of his immense promise. He could be better than Sidney Crosby. I don't know if he can be better than Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux. That seems far fetched to me. Bu...
Don't get me wrong. I am very much pulling for Connor McDavid. I hope he fulfills every bit of his immense promise. He could be better than Sidney Crosby. I don't know if he can be better than Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux. That seems far fetched to me. But if anyone ever reaches that level ...
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Greg Smyth
It's not too often you hear of a minor league tough guy refusing to play in the National Hockey League. But that is exactly the surprise decision defenseman Greg Smyth made in 1990-91. "I told the Nordiques I'm not going to be their babysitter," Smyth told ...
"I told the Nordiques I'm not going to be their babysitter," Smyth told The Hockey News. "I'm tired of getting called up for one game just to fight and then being sent back to the minors. I'm not going to report to Quebec unless they plan to keep me there for a few games." ...
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Martin St. Louis Retires
Martin St. Louis has announced his retirement after 16 NHL seasons. “I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride,” St. Louis said in statement released by the New York Rangers. “I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightn...
Martin St. Louis has announced his retirement after 16 NHL seasons. “I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride,” St. Louis said in statement released by the New York Rangers. “I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations ...
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History Made: First Chinese Born Player Drafted By NHL
Andong Song became the first Chinese-born player to be selected in the NHL Draft when the New York Islanders chose him Saturday in the sixth round (No. 172). The 6-foot, 161-pound defenseman, who plays at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, had three go...
Andong Song became the first Chinese-born player to be selected in the NHL Draft when the New York Islanders chose him Saturday in the sixth round (No. 172). The 6-foot, 161-pound defenseman, who plays at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, had three goals and seven assists in 26 games.
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Price Is Right At 2015 NHL Awards Show
The spotlight was clearly on Carey Price on Wednesday as the NHL handed out their annual awards. Carey Price cleaned up, winning the Hart Trophy as MVP, Ted Lindsay Trophy as MVP as voted by the players, the Jennings trophy for fewest goals against and Vezi...
The spotlight was clearly on Carey Price on Wednesday as the NHL handed out their annual awards. Carey Price cleaned up, winning the Hart Trophy as MVP, Ted Lindsay Trophy as MVP as voted by the players, the Jennings trophy for fewest goals against and Vezina trophy as best goaltender.
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Rising Sons: Family Relations at 2015 NHL Draft
Based on bloodlines, Casey Fitzgerald seems destined to be a NHL player. He is the son of long time NHL player (an now assistant GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins) Tom Fitzgerald. His brother Ryan was drafted two years ago by the Boston Bruins. His cousins incl...
Based on bloodlines, Casey Fitzgerald seems destined to be a NHL player. He is the son of long time NHL player (an now assistant GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins) Tom Fitzgerald. His brother Ryan was drafted two years ago by the Boston Bruins. His cousins include Jimmy Hayes, Kevin Hayes, ...
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Happy Father's Day!

I take pride in offering my work for free. If you like my work, and you think it's worth buying me a cup of coffee, donate a buck. I'm going to keep doing my work for free because I love doing this, but I'd greatly appreciate your support!
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Kimmo Timonen: Finally A Champion
In the final game of Kimmo Timonen's 16-year NHL career, the 40-year-old Finnish defenceman finally became a champion. The Chicago Blackhawks captured their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in game six of the 2015 St...
In the final game of Kimmo Timonen's 16-year NHL career, the 40-year-old Finnish defenceman finally became a champion. The Chicago Blackhawks captured their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup final.
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Freelance hockey writer. Written 2 books, working on a 2011 eBook release, written for several major periodicals and websites. Curator of GreatestHockeyLegends.com , HockeyBookReviews.com and 1972SummitSeries.com
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