The 45-year wait is over and the Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup champions. The Kings won the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Finals in a commanding fashion, beating the New Jersey Devila 6-1 at the Staples Centre tonight. They capitalized early, scoring 3 goals on a 5-minute powerplay in the first period and never looked back [...]
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Two former Flames stars will have their careers honoured by being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame tonight. It is appropriate that Joe Nieuwendyk and Doug Gilmour will enter the HHOF together after winning a Stanley Cup together in Calgary in 1989. The Cup was the first of 3 that Nieuwendyk would win and [...]
Yesterday, I received an email from Jeff Klein, one of the writers for The New York Times hockey blog, Slap Shot. He was looking for my thoughts on whether I (and other Canadian hockey fans) are cheering for the Canucks because they are the only Canadian hockey team left in the Stanley Cup race. He [...]
Sidney Crosby had his day with the Stanley Cup, and by all standards, it was quite a day. Crosby was welcomed by thousands of fans in the community of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia when he brought the cup home for the day. Here are a couple good links to stories, video and photos of the [...]
This was one of the best Stanley Cup Finals I’ve seen in a while. Throughout all 7 games, it was a see-saw battle that swung my emotions from one end of the spectrum to the other. What better way to cap off such a dramatic series than with a winner-takes-all game seven. As far as [...]
I still remember it like it was yesterday. It’s amazing what a Stanley Cup Championship can do to a hockey fan. Exactly 20 years ago today, the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals to clinch a 4-2 series win and become the first (and only) team [...]