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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 19

As the offense continues to sputter, the Islanders have quite the home test tonight against the defending Stanley Cup Champions who, like they normally do, are getting awfully hot at the right time of year. I’ll be in section 331 with the missus and a dear college friend who will be experiencing his FIRST Islanders game tonight. Ever. Hopefully those in attendance help make it...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top throwback jersey by state; Cassie Amato is Fox-y

Vintage jersey company Mitchell & Ness has released a breakdown of the top-selling old-school jersey in each state. Wayne Gretzky dominates in Alaska. Deion Sanders is big in Delaware. And Kobe Bryant is popular across the country. WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson missed his spring training start yesterday after arriving to the wrong ballpark thanks to a Google...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Days 22

I think there’s a little bit more of a relaxed feel coming into game night against the Wild. It’s amazing what one win can do. Now for something a bit more disconcerting. We only have three weeks left of regular season hockey at the Nassau Coliseum. To say that I am hit with a feeling of hopelessness as I type it is an understatement. But I shouldn’t feel that way. There...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LaFontaine’s “Easter Epic” One of All Time Great Islanders’ Moments

The New York Islanders will be honoring their first round draft pick from 1983 tonight at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Pat LaFontaine. LaFontaine was selected third overall and truly represents both the trading and drafting genius of Bill Torrey when you consider the Islanders landed the high pick after trading Bobby Lorimer to the Colorado Rockies in 1981 for the Rockies...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Kid Middle Fingers LeBron, Wayne Gretzky W/Grandson & Bama Lip Blister

  College basketball is horrible this year Here I thought Thursday would be an interesting day of basketball. When you have a 15-15 Michigan team destroying Illinois, it’s a horrible year for college basketball. There was talk that the Wolverines wouldn’t even make the NIT and now Illinois might be out of the Big Dance after this loss. That’s a horrible college basketball...
Via Busted Coverage
14 days ago  |  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

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

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
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