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Ovechkin Named Finalist for NHL Hart Trophy

View image | gettyimages.com Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is in a familiar position, as a finalist for the Hart Trophy, the award given for the NHL’s most valuable player in the regular season. Ovechkin already has three Hart trophies in his possession. Another would give him the most since Wayne Gretzky won his ninth in 1989. Ovechkin claimed his fifth Maurice...
Via KCM Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saban Cake, PETA NFL Draft Lettuce Bikinis & Wayne Gretzky’s Yard

Reminder: The 1st round of the NBA playoffs are still rolling along… …Game 5 of the Hawks-Nets series is tonight. I’m not kidding…Game 5. Let’s say this series goes seven. That would be played on Sunday. I see some of you already struggling and wearing down from these two-week series. One day you guys will learn to start watching the NBA around May 30. ESPN is on the roof...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Bossy’s 1982 Conn Smythe Performance One of NHL’s All-Time Best

Today, Mike Bossy will be announced as the winner of the GEICO fan voting for the All-Time greatest Islander. You never know what might happen with fan polls, but it’s tough to argue with the conclusion of this one. When Islanders’ fans think of Mike Bossy, the first thing that comes to mind is 50 goals. The sniper scored 50 goals in his first nine seasons in the NHL. How impressive...
Via Islanders Insight
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending March 15

March 13, 1993 Despite a blustery snowstorm that had descended on the Delaware Valley around mid-morning, the Flyers game against Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings was to go on as scheduled. The Kings were already in town, having played in Pittsburgh two days prior and the Flyers had gotten to the rink earlier in the morning. By the time the puck was dropped at 1:05 pm...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivalry game vs Rangers is Isles most expensive ticket in March

The last time the New York Islanders recorded 50 wins, Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers defeated them in the Stanley Cup Finals.  That was during the 1983-84 season. On the verge of their best season since losing in their most recent Stanley Cup appearance 31 years ago, the Islanders enter March on the heels of an impressive February.  The Islanders finished the third to last...
Via Islanders Insight
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Gordie Howe, his health improving, honored by hockey greats

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) -- Wayne Gretzky figures there is no photograph fans ask him to sign more often than the one of him as a smiling preteen beside his Gordie Howe, who is playfully hooking a hockey stick around youngster's neck. "Every time I look at the picture or sign the picture, it's nothing but great memories," Gretzky said Friday as he and several hockey great paid...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Reaches Milestone with 30th Goal of Season

  View image | gettyimages.com Alex Ovechkin reached a milestone that only four other NHL players have. The Washington Capitals‘ captain scored his 30th goal of the season. Ovechkin has now scored at least 30 goals in each of his 10 seasons, becoming just the fifth player do so. Congrats to @ovi8 on being the 5th player in NHL history to record 30 or more goals in each...
Via KCM Sports
February 01, 2015  |  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
January 21, 2015  |  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
January 20, 2015  |  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
January 03, 2015  |  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 Puck Drunk Love
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 Bloguin Best
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 trained better so they...
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 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
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