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Honoring Hockey Great Vic Hadfield

Mainly remembered for his career with the New York Rangers, more hockey fans should know more about hockey great Vic Hadfield. Hadfield spent 13 seasons with the Rangers and led them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1972. That year Hadfield scored 50 goals (and added 56 points for a total of 106 points), and is only one of three players to score 50 or more goals in a season for the New...
Via KC Sports Ninja
1 day ago  |  Discuss

June 28th 1997, The Day That Changed Vancouver

  If you ask most people what happened on June 28th 1997, the will probably answer the day Mike Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfield, but to Vancouver, it was a day that almost destroyed the Canucks. On June 28th 1997, the Vancouver Canucks signed Mark Messier to a 5 year deal paying him […]
Via The Hockey Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings Take The Cup On The Road

A month after winning the coveted Stanley Cup, the Los Angeles Kings have embarked on their second victory tour in three years. In the past, the Cup has seen and experienced the world, bringing to everyone’s mind, if only the Cup could talk. In 2012 Willie Mitchell of the Kings took a helicopter to the top of Mount Benedict in British Columbia and posed with the Cup. Following...
Via Beyond The Benches
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cuba Gooding Jr.'s odd behavior at NHL Awards

For some reason, Cuba Gooding Jr. was chosen to be a presenter at Tuesday night’s NHL Awards. And his performance and demeanor on stage were even more awkward than you’d think. He started off talking about a “reverse oreo,” which poked fun about being in the middle of Mark Messier and Adam Graves. But this wasn’t stand-up comedy hour, and it wasn’t the right time for...
Via The Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Awards: Messier Leadership Award Preview

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is nominated for two prestigious awards, and the NHL will name the winners in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. Toews, LA’s Dustin Brown and Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf are this year’s finalists for the Mark Messier … Continue reading →The post 2014 NHL Awards: Messier Leadership Award Preview appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Even legends getting in on LA vs. NY rivalry

As the Stanley Cup Final continues, the Los Angeles vs. New York rivalry is at its peak. Even all-time greats from the respective cities are getting in on the action. Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Yankees great Mariano Rivera faced each other in an air hockey game on Monday. Delta Airlines at JFK airport organized the charity event and will donate $5,000 to a foundation of...
Via Fox Sports West
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar catch Stanley Cup fever

Some serious star power was on hand to commemorate the Stanley Cup Final’s return to New York City. Recently retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donned the uniforms of their cities’ respective hockey teams Monday morning as part of a Delta Airlines promotion. The two announced the rows for a Delta flight, hung out on...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

To Touch or Not to Touch

The New York Rangers were the first team to book their tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals. A four to two series win over the Montreal Canadiens saw New York crowned champions of the Eastern Conference. Their award, the Prince of Wales Trophy. It’s become a tradition of sorts, not to touch the Prince of Wales or the West’s Clarence Campbell Bowl. It’s not the trophy the teams...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL announces finalists for Mark Messier Leadership Award

   The NHL announced the three finalists for this season’s Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award on April 29. The nominees are Forwards Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings, and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. Then award goes to the player who “exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular...
Via Hockey Fan Land
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Comparing 1997's Rangers series with this year's

  #296147 / gettyimages.com (left to right) Paul Coffey, Mark Messier, Eric Lindros and Dainius Zubrus shake hands after the Flyers' Game 5 victory in the 1997 Eastern Conference final. The last time the Flyers and Rangers met in the playoffs was 1997 -- a well-documented tidbit during this series. It's tacit that the NHL is an entirely different game between now and...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Nominated for Yet Another Award

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey – What a birthday No. 19 is having! Jonathan Toews, along with the Kings’ Dustin Brown and the Ducks’ Ryan Getlaf, have been named finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award for 2014. A relatively new award in the NHL, Messier is heavily involved in the award that bears his name, soliciting suggestions from people with clubs, the league and fans...
Via Sports Mockery
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Named Messier Award Finalist

On his 26th birthday, Jonathan Toews has been named a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. The Messier Award is awarded “to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular … Continue reading →The post Jonathan Toews Named Messier Award Finalist appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award Finalists

NEW YORK (April 29, 2014) – Forwards Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings, Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, awarded “to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Reasons To Hate The New York Rangers

Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin (38Photography) As we know by now, tonight starts the latest chapter of the Flyers-Rangers rivalry. During the regular season, the two bitter competitors fought each other to a 2-2 tie in their season series. The home team won every time. If the Flyers want any chance to move on in the 2014 playoffs, they must win at Madison Square Garden. Now we could...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Win Presidents’ Trophy For First Time Since 1989-90 (Video)

The Boston Bruins defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon to clinch the Presidents’ Trophy with the NHL’s best record. This is the second time that the Bruins have won this award and the first since 1989-90, when they lost to Mark Messier and the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Final. Winning the Presidents’ Trophy means the B’s will have home...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Messier Thinks Rangers Have Great Chance At Stanley Cup, Do You?

With the Rangers in the midst of a 9-3-1 stretch, it’s easy to feel good about things as a Blueshirt fan. But legit Stanley Cup contender? What crazy Ranger fan would think that? (via New York Post)… “It would start in goal, and Henrik [Lundqvist] is playing great right now. They have a lot of balance in their attack right now, and their defense is as stable as there is in...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Messier kind-of-sort-of endorses the Rangers’ contending status

I believe that the New York Post's Brett Cyrgalis snagged this quip from a certain Mark Messier, regarding the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup chances, to get people talking, so enjoy: “They’re definitely playing well at the right time of year,” Messier, now a paid consultant to the Oilers, told The Post over the phone, as part of a media tour for the Can-Am Spyder...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Messier is really good at guaranteeing stuff

Back in 1994, New York Rangers' captain Mark Messier guaranteed victory against the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Rangers won that game, they won game 7, and they went on to win the Stanley Cup a couple of weeks later.In this new commercial for the Can-Am Spyder, Messier is continuing his tradition of guaranteeing things. I know...it's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jagr scores goal 695, passing Messier for seventh all-time

It seems like Jaromir Jagr is moving up in the all-time scoring ranks every week or so. That might be an exaggeration, but he achieved another impressive milestone by scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, as the 41-year-old winger notched the 695th tally of his career. With that, he now ranks seventh all-time in goal-scoring ahead of Mark Messier. It took the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 best responses from Mark Messier's interview on Reddit

Mark Messier took to the hockey section of Reddit on Thursday and answered a series of questions from users. As you might expect from an interview (or Ask Me Anything - AMA) on Reddit, the questions took on many shapes and forms. Messier stood in and provided a ton of interesting and even insightful comments.  Here are 10 responses we thought stood out from the others: Hi Mark...
Via Bloguin Best
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 best responses from Mark Messier's interview on Reddit

Mark Messier took to the hockey section of Reddit on Thursday and answered a series of questions from users. As you might expect from an interview (or Ask Me Anything - AMA) on Reddit, the questions took on many shapes and forms. Messier stood in and provided a ton of interesting and even insightful comments.  Here are 10 responses we thought stood out from the others: Hi...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap of Mark Messier's AMA on Reddit

Today, Mark Messier took some time to answer questions from users in Reddit's hockey community in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. Here are some of the best moments. Link here.**User deliriumtriggered: "Do you think the current Rangers team has a realistic chance of winning a Cup? How would the Rangers play differ if you were coaching this years team? Let's Go Rangers...
Via Talk Hockey
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Messier not worried about Rangers, sees big second half coming

It has been almost 20 years since the New York Rangers last won the Stanley Cup, 20 years since Mark Messier cemented himself as a legend in the Big Apple. The mere mention of his name is enough to lift the spirits of a Rangers fan With the Rangers limping along under first-year head coach Alain Vigneault this season, it almost feels like a heck of a lot longer than 20 years since...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: 'Sick of what's going on'

Remember the days when Mark Messier or another Oilers veteran would grab a teammate by the scruff of the neck and demand more if the guy wasn’t pulling his weight, or playing hard enough? Those days might be coming back. Only instead of it being a great team trying to stay that way, it’ll be the worst organization in the NHL trying to crawl out of the gutter. But it’s a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rosen: Leetch almost returned to Rangers

Dan Rosen at NHL.com had an interesting nugget of information this morning, noting that “Brian Leetch was prepared to move back to New York to join Mark Messier on the New York Rangers’ coaching staff” should Messier win the head coaching job in New York. Leetch would have been one of Messier’s assistants, likely –my assumption– working with the defensemen and the...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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