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Quick Classic: Buffalo at Boston -- April 24, 1983

I want to share with you a couple of classic NHL clips you might remember seeing. These two videos are from the Adams Division Finals of 1983, which featured the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres. The series ended up going to seven games, with the deciding game being played at the historic Boston Garden. The date was April 24. The man who called the goals you will hear in these two videos was the late Fred Cusick, and these games were originally broadcast on WSBK-TV Channel 38 in Boston. The first video is my own posting, the highlights from TV38 airing on Hockey Night in Canada, where Game 1 of the Campbell Conference Final was ongoing between Chicago and Edmonton; the second was poste...

From the Archives...

Time for another archival trip. This time, we go back to February 1 and 2, 2002. First, we look at an installment of “It Happened on Hockey Night” that tells of the 1970 NHL All-Star Game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECAwDiAg0TM Next, a look at another installment of “It Happened on Hockey Night”, telling of the 1980 NHL All-Star Game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxByQBTbow0 Dick Irvin narrates in both of the above clips. Up next is a piece profiling Pat Quinn and Scotty Bowman, and 2002 would mark a rare moment that they would coach head-to-head with one another in an All-Star Game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep5WBWBkfAo And finally, an installment ...

My Personal Top 10 Hockey Games... As Seen on TV During the 2009-2010 Season

It’s been said a great game is made by great players. This is my personal list of 10 great games from the 2009-10 season, and it’s not confined to the NHL. This list is presented in no particular order; you can arrange them for yourself or you can add another candidate as an honorable mention. Olympics: Canada vs. United States (February 28, 2010) This is the game where virtually the entire country dropped everything to watch it, as it was for all the marbles, and home gold supremacy. It took a loss to the United States in a Round Robin match for Canada to regroup and learn from their mistakes. Canada jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Jonathan Toews (Chicago) and Corey Perry (An...

Is Eliminating Shootouts the Answer?

This Summer, the National Hockey League has been looking at ways to improve the game. From moving the faceoff circles to eliminating shootouts, NHL officials have targeted a few ideas that could be beneficial to the entire league. After the NHL lockout, the shootout came into effect and many fans were excited about it, as expected. The shootout was something rarely seen in real-life, and with the number of superstars around the NHL, it sounded like a promising idea. Now, five years later, the idea has not panned out as hoped. The shootout has even cost the New York Rangers to miss the playoffs, and allowed the Philadelphia Flyers to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. The shootout’s i...

Atlantic Division Preview

New Jersey- The Devils made some great moves in the offseason to already improve a team that finished 2nd in the Eastern Conference last season. The Devils added Anton Volchenkov and former Sabre Henrik Tallinder. Along with those two big defenseman, the Devils also acquired Johan Hedberg, who will backup Martin Brodeur, and Jason Arnott, who is now in his second stint with the club. The Devils remain a dangerous team with Brodeur in net, even though he is past his prime. Brodeur is still one of the best in the league at 38 years old. Zach Parise is the new star in New Jersey as he put up 82 points last season. The Devils have good veteran experience with players like Patrik Elias, Brian ...

Southeast Division Preview

With training camp right around the bend in another month, I decided to do a division by divisionpreview and what to expect from each team this season. Here is the Southeast Division outlook: Washington: Look for the Capitals to dominate the weak Southeast division again this year. Alexander Ovechkin and the high powered offense of the Caps is still there and will continue to own the South East, and perhaps the Conference. Washington didn’t make many off season moves as they remained relatively quiet after being knocked out in the first round by the Montreal Canadiens. The defense for the Capitals is sub-par and the Goaltending is less than average which may cost them again this seas...