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Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin - The Greater Ones by @WilliamAHirsch

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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy in the NHL

The Conn Smythe Trophy honors the Most Valuable Player during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Can you name every winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy since 1965? Clue: Year-Team Note: No award in 2005 because of strike
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QUIZ: Name every NHL player to win the Hart Trophy

The Hart Trophy honors the most valuable player in the NHL. Can you name every winner of the Hart Trophy since 1924? Clue: Year-Team Note: No award in 2005 because of strike
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The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

At age 43, most professional athletes have enjoyed a few years of retirement. Once in a while, however, there is a guy who challenges Father Time and continues to dominate the sport well into his late thirties or even forties. In the NHL, that player is Jaromir Jagr. Even though Jagr has achieved remarkable success in the NHL, most young fans know him simply as the oldest player...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin might be the best pure sniper ever

Ovechkin doing near-impossible in lowest-scoring era As hockey fans, we’re told that Wayne Gretzky was the greatest and best at everything he did on the ice. And for the most part, that’s basically true. I mean, the guy holds over 60 NHL records for a reason. But just because he is the NHL’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 894 goals doesn’t mean he is the greatest goal...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Predators Preview

The Washington Capitals came up short in both attempts to beat coach Barry Trotz's former team last season but would appear to have the upper hand this time against a Nashville Predators team clinging to a playoff spot. The Capitals look to add to their league-leading point total with a fourth win in row Tuesday night in Nashville. Washington lost 4-3 in each of its two matchups...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin joins rare company

On Sunday afternoon as the Washington Capitals held off the Philadelphia Flyers for the 3-2 win, Alex Ovechkin did something pretty special. Not that he hasn’t made a habit of doing special things over his decade in the NHL, it’s just that this special achievement put him among truly rarefied air. With his 30th goal of the season, Ovechkin accomplished the feat for the 10th time...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With 30th goal, Ovechkin joins elite company in Caps win

WASHINGTON -- Matt Niskanen scored a goal that wowed the Washington Capitals bench, and Alex Ovechkin scored an atypical goal that put him in elite company in hockey history.Behind a highlight-reel goal from Niskanen and Ovechkin's 30th of the season, the Capitals came back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Ovechkin joined Wayne...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin reaches 30 goals again as Capitals beat Flyers

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to reach 30 goals in his first 11 seasons, and Braden Holtby made 33 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Ovechkin joined Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner in the record books and moved within two goals of Chicago's Patrick Kane for the...
Via AP on Fox
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This Week in Flyers' History Week Ending February 7th

This Week in Flyers History By Mike Watson February 5th, 1980 The 1979-80 NHL All Star game was held at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Representing the Campbell Conference, were seven Philadelphia Flyers. Goalie Pete Peeters, defenseman Jimmy Watson and Norm Barnes along with forwards Rick MacLeish, Bill Barber, Brian Propp and Reggie Leach. Although the Campbell Conference lost...
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QUIZ: Name every NHL All-Star Game MVP

Since the NHL All-Star Game first announced an MVP in 1962, the honor has been awarded 46 times. How many NHL All-Star Game MVPs can you name? Note: There were no NHL ASGs in 1966, 1979, 1987, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013, and 2014.
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Shaq to be honored with statue outside Staples Center

The Lakers announced plans on Wednesday night to honor former superstar center Shaquille O’Neal with his own statue outside Staples Center. The announcement came on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Shaq didn’t believe it. Lakers executive Jeanie Buss confirmed the move in a statement. “We look forward to having Shaq join the other legends who have been honored with statues...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

“The Goal”, Alexander Ovechkin’s Finest Still Resonates Ten Years Later

When Alex Ovechkin stepped on the ice January 16th, 2006, he expected to play a run-of-the-mill hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes and coach Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One”. What he didn’t expect was to make a statement that would reverberate across the entire league for years to come. He was saying, “I have arrived,” in vehement fashion. Alex Ovechkin had scored goals...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky impersonator totally nails 4 classic Great One portraits

Wayne Gretzky may have scored 1,016 goals and won four Stanley Cups in his career, but just like the rest of us, he’s taken an awkward photo or two in his life.One man, Scotty Sowinski, recently reminded us of this when he recreated some classic poses by The Great One with perfect execution.From Sowinski’s Facebook page:Throughout times in my life people have mentioned that I...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most NHL All-Star Game appearances

Twenty-two players have appeared in the NHL All-Star Game at least nine times. How many can you name?
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Wayne Gretzky Teaches Paulina, Dustin Johnson’s Son How To Play Hockey

Tatum Gretzky Johnson isn’t even 1 years old, but he already knows how to hold a hockey stick thanks to his grandfather, Wayne Gretzky. In a series of Instagram posts by Gretzky’s wife, Janet, “The Great One” gives his grandson a few helpful hockey tips, which Tatum does his best to pick up quickly. PaPa is not going to give up time to learn how to hold...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Wayne Gretzky teaching his 1-year-old grandson how to play hockey

Tatum Gretzky Johnson won't officially turn 1 until Jan. 19 but he's already able to walk around and capably handle a hockey stick.It helps that he's got athletic genes (his father is pro golfer Dustin Johnson) and also receives hockey instruction from his grandfather, Wayne Gretzky, father of his mother Paulina.But even The Great One isn't immune to groans from a toddler who wants...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Mailbag: Gretzky, Crosby, Bowie, dumb hockey fights & Bruins in the lottery

Each week we’ll take a look at some of the most pressing questions around the NHL, as well as some of the more ridiculous things hockey fans seem to care about. It’s The Comeback weekly hockey mailbag! 1. They’ve got fight in them @davelozo Why is EDM media so obsessed with fighting? — Travis Yost (@travisyost) January 11, 2016 There’s no point in 2016 to arguing with...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin's Parents' Reaction to his 500th Goal Proves Sports Parents Are the Best

On Sunday, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th goal. 500 pic.twitter.com/QgC5RE26po — Stephanie (@myregularface) January 11, 2016 That's a big deal, made even bigger because he became the fifth-fastest player to hit the milestone, behind only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy and Brett Hull. That's elite company. Proud parents in the stands pic...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores 500th goal

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th goal Sunday night, becoming the 43rd player in NHL history to reach the milestone. Ovechkin reached the mark in vintage fashion, scoring from just beyond the left hash marks during a second-period power play to give the Washington Capitals a 5-1 lead over the Ottawa Senators. Ovechkin got an extended standing ovation and took a lap...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ovechkin approaches 500-goal milestone in historic fashion

Gone are the days in the NHL when high-scoring Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux lit up goaltenders at will. Goals are down across the league over the past decade and even hockey's biggest stars struggle to score these days. Except Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals left winger is three goals away from becoming the 43rd player in NHL history to reach 500 for his career and will...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Inching Toward History

Many define the Washington Capitals‘ captain Alex Ovechkin as “A big Russian with missing front teeth, messy hair and a beard,” and describe him as “energetic, reckless and rambunctious.” The 250-pound Ovechkin scored his 497th career goal last night in the Capitals’ 4-1 win over their Metropolitan Division rival New York Islanders last night. For him, he is nearing...
Via The Sports Journal
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: why Dustin Brown wears “C”

The Los Angeles Kings have been playing some of their best hockey since the Christmas break ended. They have been scoring a plethora of goals and Jonathan Quick has been playing some of his best hockey to backstop the team in their victories. With the new year approaching everything is looking good for the Kings. A key part to any team’s success though is their Captain. The Kings...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jaromir Jagr has teeth knocked out, returns to game and scores

Less than two months away from his 44th birthday, Jaormir Jagr is still tough as nails. The Florida Panthers forward took a high stick to the face from Ottawa Senators forward Alex Chaisson and immediately hit the ice in a pool of blood and some obvious pain. Warning: The following videos and photos contain some graphic material. Jagr ultimately lost four teeth in the process...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky’s Sprawling California Mansion On Sale For $8.2M (Photos)

If you’re seeking a “bargain” in the luxury homes market, the former residence of an NHL legend could be the one for you. Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky’s 8,711-square-foot mansion in Westlake Village, Calif., is on sale for the low price of $8.2 million, according to Realtor.com. Gretzky originally put the house on the market for $10.5 million in 2014. The lavish estate...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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