The NHL is one league that always tries to tinker with rules during the offseason. This year is no different, and the NHL will look to change two major things. The first new rule pertains to hybrid icing. Starting in the preseason, officials will have the opportunity to whistle a play dead before the defender reaches the puck on icing. If the ref thinks that the defender will clearly get there first, then he has the ability to end the play. The idea behind this rule is to
Before hockey season starts, find all of the equipment that you will need at an affordable price. The coach will probably have a mandated uniform for home and away games, and he may even want the players to practice in specific clothing, but you don’t have to pay the high prices from the catalog that the items are ordered from. Look online for people who have the same equipment. If they no longer play on the team, then you can see if they would be willing to
Hockey has produced some amazing athletes over the years. However, there are a few that really stand out from the crowd. Let’s take a look at the greatest hockey players of all time.
1. Wayne Gretzky
His nickname is The Great One. That should tell you everything you need to know about his dominance of the sport of hockey. He shares or holds 60 NHL records. He won the Art Ross Trophy for being the leading scorer in the NHL ten times. He won the Hart Trophy for being the most valuable player in the NHL nine times. He holds the career and single season records for goals, assists, points and hat tricks. He was also the first player to score 50 goals in only 39 games. None of these records are expected to ever be broken. He also played on four Edmonton Oiler teams that won the Stanley Cup in the 1980s.
2. Mario Lemieux
In a career spent entirely with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Lemieux established himself as the greatest hockey player of all time, except for the Great One himself. In 915 regular season games, he tallied 690 goals and 1,723 points. His career could have been even better if injuries and illness did not take their toll. He led the Penguins to two Stanley Cup titles in the early 1990s.
3. Gordie Howe
When your nickname is Mr. Hockey, that says a lot. The legend played the majority of his career for the Detroit Red Wings and was an all-star 23 times. He won the Hart and Art Ross Trophies six times each. He played more regular season games (1,767) and more games with one team (1,687) than any other hockey player in history. He is an icon in every sense of the word.
4. Maurice Richard
“The Rocket” was the greatest goal scorer in the NHL before it expanded. He played his entire career with the Montreal Canadians. He was the first player in NHL history to score 500 career goals. Maybe the most remarkable thing about him is that he played on eight teams that won the Stanley Cup in an 18-year career.
When winter comes, it means one thing for hockey fans: NHL CENTER ICE. Available through DirectSpecialTV.com/, you can watch the younger generation of hockey players reach for the same goals these great players have achieved.
When discussing the worst trades in NHL history, the two standouts both stem from the Edmonton Oilers, signaling the end of one of the league’s all time great dynasties.
The first (second chronologically) saw the Rangers send Bernie Nicholls (and not much else) to Edmonton for Jeff Beukeboom and Mark Messier. Had the Rangers received only “Boomer”, the trade would have been one-sided. Add the “Messiah” and it’s clear the move was dictated purely by financial
Because the hockey stick serves as an extension of the player’s arm, selecting the right hockey stick for your position influences your success in the game as well as enhancing your skills. There are several key things to consider when faced with numerous stick choices. Most field hockey sticks are constructed of a high quality wood such as hickory to provide stability and strength while others feature synthetics such as fiberglass which affects power and shock
Wayne Gretzky and his style of play forced a change in the game of hockey that had not been seen since the 1950s when the Montreal Canadiens were dominant. His skills were so unique and rare that the league had to implement new rules to keep things fair to other teams. But that did not stop him from being a superstar and a hall of famer.
The affect that Gretzky had on hockey was huge in a number of ways. He rewrote the record books in
When it comes down to it, the art that a goalie has on his mask is the best way for them to show the world who they are. Whether it is a basic design or a complex one, the art gives a look into who the goalie is and how he plays. If you ask a hockey fan what their favorite piece of goalie mask art is, there are a few that almost instantly come to mind: the eagle on Ed Belfour’s
Sports are a good way for today’s youth to participate in physical activity. Today, many of the youth are so into video games, cell phones and TV that they have began to develop obesity at a young age. Not only obesity, but living a childhood without physical activity can create other health problems. It is important that children participate with other children in activities, such as sports, in order for them to develop in a healthy manner. Learning how to play on a team also builds