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This Week in Flyers History: Week ending January 25

As Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek represent the Flyers at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus, we’re going to take a look back at some statistics, memorable moments and team firsts pertaining to the Flyers and All-Star participation. Leon Rochefort was the first Flyers All Star representative back in their inaugural season on 1967-68. Ed Van Impe and Bernie Parent followed...
Via Flyerdelphia
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Bennett: All-Star In His Own Right

You won’t find his name in the National Hockey League record book but if you walk around Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum or any other NHL venue most people would be aware of the prominent photographer, Bruce Bennett of Old Bethpage, Long Island. Starting out, Bruce was happy to receive a press pass and be able to get into games for free but after shooting 5,086 Hockey games...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky Gives Birth To Son Making Wayne Gretzky A Grandfather

The Great One is now a grandfather. Paulina Gretzky, daughter of NHL legend and fiancée of PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, gave birth to the couple’s first child on Monday, according to TMZ Sports. The child was a boy, according to the report. It’s unclear what the child’s name is, but TMZ reports it starts with a “T,” which follows in something...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky are parents

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are parents of a boy. Johnson, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, said in a statement through his management company that their son was born Monday morning. Johnson is engaged to Gretzky, the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky. He said mother and baby were healthy, resting and in great spirits. They did not immediately say what...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson: Cocaine 'not the issue,' golfer tells magazine

NEW YORK -- Dustin Johnson says in a magazine interview that cocaine is not the reason he chose to sit out the last six months to get his life in order. ''I did not have a problem,'' Johnson told Sports Illustrated when asked about cocaine. ''It's just something I'm not going to get into. I have issues. But that's not the issue.'' Johnson said in August that he was taking a leave...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with Tampa Bay Lightning's first All-Star -- Brian Bradley

TAMPA, Fla. -- The awestruck first-time All-Star wandered throughout Montreal Forum, his professional reality meeting boyhood fantasy. Brian Bradley was no longer a dreamer. He belonged. This was February 1993, and the Tampa Bay Lightning center was prepared to make history. Bradley gazed at the famous faces near him, his presence in the 44th NHL All-Star Game proof of his growth...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Continue to Write Checks They Can Cash, Pay the Price to Win

After reading through a number of last night’s recaps of the Islanders’ win against the Calgary Flames, one particular quote caught my eye and reminded me of another, more famous quote by some guy named Wayne Gretzky. After connecting the two, it helped me pinpoint one of the major keys to this season’s success: the Islanders have learned to pay the price to win. The quote...
Via Islanders Insight
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordie Howe Hospitalized After Suffering Another ‘Significant’ Stroke

LUBBOCK, Texas — Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe has suffered his third stroke since late October and was hospitalized early this week, his daughter said Tuesday. Cathy Purnell said her father suffered a “significant stroke” on Monday. Howe was stable and “a little bit alert” Tuesday morning, and doctors at a Lubbock hospital where he taken were scheduled to do additional...
Via NESN.com
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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
November 20, 2014  |  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
November 19, 2014  |  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.
Via Bloguin Best
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

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 Gretzky...
Via Back9Network
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky, Dustin Johnson expecting baby

Dustin Johnson and fiancee Paulina Gretzky are having a baby. Gretzky posted a photo on Instagram late Tuesday with her hands cradling her belly as she is looking down. She wrote that she and Johnson ''are so excited to finally share with you all our amazing news .. we're having a baby!!'' The news was confirmed by Johnson's agent at Hambric Sports. The daughter of hockey great Wayne...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Back9Network
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...
Via Back9Network
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 Puck Drunk Love
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 Bloguin Best
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
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