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Flashback: Hockey Hall of Fame Inducts Denis Savard

In this flashback to November 13, 2000, Denis Savard, along with Joe Mullen and Walter Bush Jr., are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Below is a clip from SportsDesk (later renamed SportsCentre) about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF0_znUsTZw

Some of my more popular YouTube posts so far

While I’m working on some articles before the upcoming NHL season gets set to roll, I’m going to share with you some of the more popular YouTube videos (at least 1,000 hits each) I’ve posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/temphockey PK Subban’s post-game interview on Hockey Night in Canada on May 6, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqBUNhk2y8g How the Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup on May 27, 1975 -- Hockey Night in Canada feed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYfvJWNFPLU Steve Smith’s grave error on April 30, 1986 -- Hockey Night in Canada feed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmuXdR77xSY The Boston Bruins get called for Too Many Men on May 10, 1979 --...

Philadelphia vs. Buffalo (May 27, 1975) (Video)

Newly posted, it’s called “How the Flyers Won the Stanley Cup”, and it was originally played on May 27, 1975. The call is by Danny Gallivan and Dick Irvin. I also have a copy in my collection whereby Gene Hart and Don Earle did the call for WTAF Channel 29 in Philadelphia (now going by the call letters WTXF FOX 29). First, the CBC feed... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYfvJWNFPLU And now, the Philly feed... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UChhUqVMPhM

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...