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Joe Pelletier
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Canadian Museum of History Opens Hockey Exhibit This Week
For the past year or more I have been working as a hockey consultant for the Canadian Museum of History. This Friday the exciting new exhibition Hockey In Canada opens. Here's a sneak peek: Hockey is a beloved Canadian pa...

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Rick Green
The mid 1970s Washington Capitals were quite arguably the worst team in modern NHL history. In 1974-75 they record eight wins. Just eight wins! Sixty seven losses and five ties. Just twenty one points in the standings. 181 goals scored, and an embarrassing ...

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The Top 150 Canadian NHLers of All Time
2017 may be the 100th anniversary year of the National Hockey League, but it is also the 150th anniversary for Canada as a nation.  So let's celebrate both anniversaries in the most Canadian way possible - by remembering the top 150 Canadian NHL players of ...

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Jacques Laperriere
Jacques Laperriere grew up idolizing Doug Harvey. He ended up filling the legends' shoes, while wearing the same sweater #2. Laperriere started with Montreal in 1962, the year after Harvey was sent packing to New York. Laperriere won the Calder Trophy as th...

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Lindros Auctions Off Memorabilia
I'm going to preface this article and come right out and say it: I like Eric Lindros . Actually he's one of my favorite players of the 1990s. There, now I said it. Full disclosure. I don't expect you to like Eric Lindros. It is not the easiest thing to do. ...

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Martin Havlat
Martin Havlat grew up with the game of hockey. Literally. From the time he was a young boy right up until his early teens, Martin travelled with his father's teams all over what was then known as Czechoslovakia. His father coached second level professional ...

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George Allen
George Allen was a regular NHL left winger in the World War II era. A rare New Brunswicker in the NHL, Allen actually made his name as an amateur on the prairies. He was a strong scorer with the North Battleford Beavers and led the team to Allan Cup finals ...

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Billy Taylor
With a name like Billy the Kid, you'd figure Billy Taylor was some sort of outlaw. Actually, he was. NHL president Clarence Campbell banned Taylor from the NHL for life on March 9, 1948 after it was proven that the New York Ranger center had been betting on...

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Staying at Stanley's
The other day I talked about my upcoming trip to Ottawa and how the Inn I will be staying at is the former house of Stanley Cup/World War I legend "One Eyed" Frank McGee. Turns out that is not the only notable hockey figure whose house has been turned into ...

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Staying At Frank McGee's
A special thank you goes out to the many long time readers here at You undoubtedly have noticed that the site has been pretty static this season. I have been very busy working on many projects for print, broadcast and centennial p...
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