“My dad always said: ‘a centreman’s job is to disperse the puck, share it…’”
High school physics teachers usually deploy the word ‘dispersion’ in reference to refracting light through a prism, where a single beam scatters into multicolored spurts. The process projects a rainbow because dispersion shows the individual wavelengths swirling within the single white light so they gleam and glitter on their own. Continue reading →
“Domi flips it high… Selanne goes after it! Teemu Selanne breaks in, he scores!”
Listen closely to fuzzy replays of that goal from March 2, 1993, and you just might hear the sound of gunshots. Winnipeg Jets phenom Teemu Selanne burns past two paralyzed Quebec Nordiques defencemen, flips a loose puck over a lunging Stephane Fiset and pick, pack, pock; three distinct cracks ring out to suit the equally thunderous occasion. After all, Selanne just netted his 54th goal to surpass Mike Bossy’s previous rookie goal-scoring record.
Dominik Hasek, “the dominator” was a very special player and perhaps the best goalie to ever put on a pair of pads in, at least, the modern era. Hasek was a nightmare to play against in the 1990s and 2000s winning multiple trophies for best at his position and for the entire league for any position. Let’s take a closer look at one of the leagues’ most interesting and intriguing characters, Dominik Hasek. Continue reading →
Mats Sundin was the first European born player to be drafted first overall in the NHL and shares the distinction as one of the longest-serving captains born outside of North America. He became the first European captain in Toronto Maple Leaf history in 1996-1997 and will go down in Leaf history as one of their best ever. Let’s dig into another Blast From the Past and take a closer look at the great career of 6’5″ center, number 13 Mats Sundin. Continue reading →
99. “The Great One”. “Gretz”. Holding or sharing a grand total of 61 NHL records, will garner you a few nicknames now, won’t it? When you think of the beautiful sport of hockey, it won’t take long for the name, Wayne Gretzky to pop into your head. Continue reading →