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Gordie Howe’s Career Defined By Toughness, Pure Hockey Ability (Photos)

Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s career was full of amazing moments. According to his son, the former Detroit Red Wing and Hartford Whaler known as “Mr. Hockey” isn’t doing so well these days after suffering his second stroke. Renowned for being one of the toughest players in NHL history, though, Howe was as skilled as they come. He currently is second on the NHL’s all...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson Sells Florida Mansion For $5.2 Million

For a professional golfer who hasn’t played tournament golf since July, Dustin Johnson has sure been busy popping up in headlines the past few months. It started with his leave of absence to “seek professional help for personal challenges” at the end of July, which was quickly followed by reports that he was actually suspended by the PGA Tour due to failed drug tests. Regardless...
Via Back9Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending November 16

It was one of the most emotional games in Flyers history, regular season or playoffs. Just days after the tragic loss of their All-Star goalie, Pelle Lindbergh in a car accident, the Flyers had to somehow summon their strength and push forward. They had to go on, emotionally numb as they were and find their way without their star in net. Awaiting them on this night was none other...
Via Flyerdelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 Greatest/Awful/Random Blackhawks Jerseys You’ll Ever See

As I referenced in my last article, I am a sucker for random and obscure Blackhawks jerseys. People watching/random Blackhawks jersey monitoring may be my favorite thing to do at home games, as a matter of fact – aside from watching the game, that is. The greatest thing about random Blackhawks jerseys is that they could be spotted just about anywhere around Chicagoland. The second...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Bossy: the most underrated Hall of Famer ever

When talking about the greatest players the game of hockey has ever seen, there are usually a few names that consistently come up: Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe are just a small selection. One name, though, is consistently left out of the conversation even though he might be one of the five greatest […] The post Mike Bossy: the most underrated Hall of Famer ever...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL’s most underrated franchise scoring leaders

After Alex Ovechkin set the Washington Capitals’ franchise scoring record earlier in the week, it got me to wondering: who are the other franchise leaders? After perusing the list, there were tons of the usual suspects there: Wayne Gretzky (1,669 points for Edmonton), Mario Lemieux (1,723 for Pittsburgh), Joe Sakic (1,641 for Colorado) and Gordie […] The post The NHL’s most...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Family says Howe recovering at 'remarkable rate' from stroke

  Gordie Howe's family says the hockey Hall of Famer who had a stroke last month has been ''recovering at a remarkable rate'' over the past week. The family released a statement through the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. The family cited improvements in Howe's speech and his ability to walk with the assistance of a walker, and thanked ''friends...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Oilers From 1984 Team

In what was a memorable night on Friday, the Edmonton Oilers honored their 1984 Stanley Cup winning team. Oiler greats like Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier were on hand to commemorate the 30th anniversary. With such a wealth of talent, the 1983-1984 Oilers were finally able to end the New York Islanders run of four consecutive Cups. The Oilers would proceed to win four more Stanley...
Via Beyond The Benches
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 35th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky’s first NHL goal

October 14th, 2014 is the 35th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky’s first NHL goal. Gretzky set up behind the net and lifted a backhand shot over the shoulder of Vancouver goaltender Dave Dryden back on October 14th, 1979.
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 35th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky’s first NHL goal

October 14th, 2014 is the 35th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky’s first NHL goal. Gretzky set up behind the net and lifted a backhand shot over the shoulder of Vancouver goaltender Dave Dryden back on October 14th, 1979.
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky almost joined Red Wings in 1988, wife wanted him to

The Detroit Red Wings had some great teams in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Those teams, which were offensive powerhouses led by Sergei Fedorov and Steve Yzerman, took a while to get going but eventually started winning championships near the turn of the 21st century. Imagine what the Red Wings could have done if...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Messier: '84 Oilers with Gretzky would be force in today's NHL

  The Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup title 30 years ago. Mark Messier thinks that team would still be a force today. ''The players are faster (today), that may be true, but Mike Gartner still holds the fastest time around the rink for any hockey player,'' Messier said Wednesday at Rexall Place. ''The difference nowadays is players are probably...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gretzky's wife wanted him to go to Detroit, not L.A.

Wayne Gretzky had a choice to make about his career, and in the end, father knew best which meant going against Mrs. Great One. Gretzky’s famous trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings marked one of the most important days in NHL history. However, as Gretzky recently pointed out, the transaction was more of a sale than a trade. “At the end of the day, and this...
Via NESN.com
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

TMZ Tries, Fails To Interview Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky

TMZ has successfully broken a lot of sports news lately: Ray Rice, Donald Sterling, Jameis Winston. And those scoops, especially the first two, sparked large-scale investigations that led to unprecedented punishments. But TMZ still remains true to its roots, which means bombarding unsuspecting celebrities in public by thrusting a camera in their face. Dustin Johnson and Paulina...
Via Back9Network
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky Expecting A Baby

TweetDustin Johnson and Fiance Paulina Gretzky are expecting a baby. Gretzky posted the photo below on Instagram announcing the news.   The news was confirmed by Johnson’s agent at Hambric Sports. The daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky did not say when they were expecting. The two announced their engagement in August 2013. Johnson is on a leave of absence from the PGA Tour...
Via Los That Sports Blog
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky Reveals She And Dustin Johnson Are Expecting Baby (Photo)

One of the sports world’s most powerful families is about to get a little bit bigger. PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson and fiancee Paulina Gretzky — daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky — are expecting their first child, Paulina Gretzky revealed via Instagram on Tuesday night. Johnson currently is away from the PGA Tour after he reportedly was suspended for a failed drug test...
Via NESN.com
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky, Dustin Johnson Expecting Baby

Since they started dating in 2012, Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson have been making headlines across the golf and entertainment worlds. Today, they dropped one of their biggest pieces of news yet: they’re having a baby. Related Video: Paulina Gretzky Shows Off Nice Golf Swing Sporting a baby bump, Gretzky took to Instagram to announce the news, although she didn’t mention...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson Tells Wayne Gretzky He’ll Be ‘More Responsible Person’

While away from the PGA Tour – whether because of his own desire or because of a suspension – Dustin Johnson has great support from The Great One. Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky spoke out on behalf of his future son-in-law while talking to a Canadian radio station on Wednesday. Johnson announced his leave of absence on July 31, citing “personal challenges.” Golf.com reported...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Obscure Hockey Fact: Bill McCreary’s cousin Bill McCreary destroyed Wayne Gretzky

We were researching something about referee Bill McCreary’s career, and we came across this myth-busting post. [ The Short Career of Bill McCreary Jr.] It all centers around this crushing hit on Wayne Gretzky: For the longest time, we thought it was hall-of-fame official Bill McCreary that did it. Not so fast says Scottysportsworld.blogspot: He came from a hockey family. Here’s...
Via Bloguin Best
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Obscure Hockey Fact: Bill McCreary’s cousin Bill McCreary destroyed Wayne Gretzky

We were researching something about referee Bill McCreary’s career, and we came across this myth-busting post. [ The Short Career of Bill McCreary Jr.] It all centers around this crushing hit on Wayne Gretzky: For the longest time, we thought it was hall-of-fame official Bill McCreary that did it. Not so fast says Scottysportsworld.blogspot: He came from a hockey family. Here’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers to Host 1984 Celebration

#84389402 / gettyimages.com Edmonton Oilers fans rejoice. The 1984 Oilers will reunite in Edmonton on October 10 as announced by Wayne Gretzky and Oilers Entertainment Group vice-chairman Kevin Lowe. The special event will mark the 30th anniversary of the organization’s first Stanley Cup Championship. In 1983 the Edmonton Oilers faced the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup...
Via Beyond The Benches
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gretzky to reunite unselfish 1984 “Boys on the Bus” Cup team in Edmonton

As a youngster, I’ll never forget the multitude of times visiting my grandparents condo in downtown Edmonton to see one entry on the building directory without a name next to a buzzer that simply said “Top Shelf”.  We knew it was Wayne Gretzky’s, but didn’t dare press it.  On a couple of occasions, when entering […]
Via The Hockey Report
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Get Your Gretzky Fix Today on NHL Network

Today marks the anniversary of a momentous day in Hockey history.#168746856 / gettyimages.comTwenty-six years ago today, Wayne Gretzky was traded from Edmonton to Los Angeles in what has proven to be one of the most important events in Hockey history.As you know, February will see the San Jose Sharks host the Kings in the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara. It will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Network Remembers The Gretzky Trade

This upcoming Saturday marks the 26th anniversary of the day NHL legend Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. NHL Network will dedicate the entire day commemorating the trade that changed the landscape of the sport and put hockey on the map in Southern California. Here is what NHL Network has in store for its viewers Saturday: 6 a.m. – Vintage...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dustin Johnson Caddying For Paulina Gretzky, Golfing In Idaho

PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson is reportedly serving a six-month suspension for a failed drug test, but he’s not letting that keep him from the golf course. The Golf Channel reports that Johnson is spending his time in Idaho where he’s been caddying for his fiancée, Paulina Gretzky. According to the report, Johnson is also still playing golf during his time away from the Tour...
Via NESN.com
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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