Youâ€™re sitting in a bar with a couple of buddies, sharing a brew or two, and the subject of the best team in NHL history comes up. Are we talking best all-time franchise or best team over a single season? Hereâ€™s all you need to know.
In baseball itâ€™s the Yankees. In basketball itâ€™s the Celtics, and in hockey itâ€™s the Montreal Canadiens. No contest. Les Habs have won 24 Stanley Cups, including five in a row from 1956 through 1960, Read the rest of this entry »
When a lot of people think about popular American sports, they often think about sports like basketball, football or baseball. Although these sports are certainly popular among both athletes and sports enthusiasts, one sport that is quickly rising in popularity is ice hockey.
Although most people think about colder places like Canada when they think about the sport of hockey, it is surprisingly popular in the United States and is becoming even more popular every day. There are quite a few reasons why hockey is becoming a Read the rest of this entry »
Anyone that does not think fighting belongs in hockey is not a true fan of the sport. Hockey and fighting will always go hand in hand.
Fighting is needed in hockey because it is the only way to protect the star players on your team. The players are not exposed in any other sport like they are in hockey. If a player on the other team wants to take out a key player of your team, then they will have multiple opportunities during the game Read the rest of this entry »
While wining the Stanley Cup is important to every hockey player because it means that you played on the best team in the world, the historical significance makes it even more important.
The Stanley Cup has been in existence since 1893, which makes it one of the oldest trophies in professional sports. Unlike every other championship trophy in sports history, there is not a new Stanley Cup made every year. If you are able to win the Stanley Cup, then you will be holding the same trophy that they held over 100 years ago.
Since the NHL playoffs are set to start very soon, many people are wondering which team they should watch out for as the hunt for the Stanley Cup begins. While the Chicago Blackhawks are going to be considered the favorites heading into the playoffs, the Anaheim Ducks are the team to watch.
While Chicago was going on the historic winning streak, the Ducks were quietly winning nearly every game they played this season. The Chicago Blackhawks had a historic season this year, but Read the rest of this entry »