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Today in Hockey History: July 19

One of the greatest coaches in the National Hockey League was born this date many years ago. Also, two players who had great runs and won championships in Motown moved on. The Birth of a Coaching Legend Dick Irvin was born, on July 19,…

The Chris Chelios Trade Revisited

It’s rare that one trade catches an entire sport by surprise, but when the Montreal Canadiens dealt defenseman Chris Chelios and a second-round draft choice to the Chicago Blackhawks for center Denis Savard in the summer of 1990, it…

Today in Hockey History: July 17

July 17 turned out to be a very active day in the history of the National Hockey League. In New York, a general manager, who ended a historic drought, was hired and a key member of a legendary dynasty was born. Also, one of the best…

Today in Hockey History: July 16

July 16 has not been the busiest day in National Hockey League history. However, a pair of Hockey Hall of Famers found new homes and two playoff heroes were born on this date, as well. Stevens Heads to St. Louis The St. Louis Blues signed…

Last Canadien to Win Each NHL Award

The Montreal Canadiens are the most decorated team in the NHL. Beyond the record-setting 24 Stanley Cups, players and coaches have won over 100 individual awards, including 17 Hart Trophies and 36 Vezina Trophies. Related: Last Red Wings to…

Do You Know Your Canadiens’ Trivia?

Think you know all there is to know about the Montreal Canadiens? Time to find out. We’ve dug into the past of the storied team to pull out some factoids you may be totally unaware of. Time for a Habs history lesson.…

Today in Hockey History: July 9

The events of July 9 are full of Hall of Fame names who left their mark on the National Hockey League, both on the ice and in the front office. There were trades, free agent signings, births and retirements. Sakic Hangs Them Up On July 9,…

Today in Hockey History: July 1

July 1 has been a big news day for the National Hockey League in recent years thanks to the start of free agency. In addition to some big contracts getting signed, this date has also seen the birth of three different Hall of Fame forwards.…

Today in Hockey History: June 29

National Hockey League fans who love blockbuster trades have had plenty to be happy about on June 29 over the years. There was an action-packed day in 2016 and two Hall of Famers were traded to their hometowns in 1990. A Crazy 23 Minutes…