1. All-Star weekend ‘93 in Montreal. Surely Eddie had to be resuscitated at least twice.

     
     
  2. For those of you who missed it, during Sunday’s NHL Draft, three sons of two former NHLer’s and one current player were drafted.

    Goaltender Brendan Burke, son of Sean Burke, was drafted 163rd overall by the Phoenix Coyotes.

    Forward Max Domi, son of Tie Domi, was drafted 8th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. 

    Goaltender Anthony Broduer, son of Martin, was drafted 208th overall by his father’s team, the New Jersey Devils.

     
  3. The Canadiens’ second team photo, including the family.

    Anyone ever wonder why Tomas Plekanec always wears a turtle-neck, even for a team photo?

    (Source: prustytute, via yzerman)

     
  4. Bergeron talks about playing injured during the Stanley Cup Final.

    (Source: paulmara, via yzerman)

     
  5. shanabans:

    Screencap blatantly stolen from: justanotherdayinmyparadise

    #summerofKANER

     
  6. No wonder he finished his career in Hartford.

     
  7. As the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup battle has concluded, I was disappointed to hear no mention to Bobby Orr’s time with the Blackhawks or his magic pinball machine.

    Orr had 27 points in 26 games with the Hawks, stretched over three injury plagued years at the end of his career.

     
  8. siphotos:

    Arguably the single most recognizable mask of all time, the story goes Bruins trainer John “Frosty” Forristall drew a huge black stitch mark, at Gerry Cheevers’ request, where the puck had struck his mask during a practice, leaving his teammates in stitches. However, Cheevers had tried the stitches gag at least once before in the late ’60s. Regardless, it was a hit with his teammates, fans and the media, and Cheevers continued to add stitches to his mask every time a puck struck it. (Tony Triolo/SI)


    GALLERY: Top 10 NHL Goalie Masks (1967-82)

     
  9. Before and after the Stanley Cup, CBC has a tradition of going through each player on both teams (only reiterating the winning team at the conclusion of the series) and having them name who they are, where they’re from and who their hockey idol was as a child.

    I was devasted to hear that game 1 hero, goon-in-the-making, Chicago Blackhawk forward Andrew Shaw named the venerable Wendel Clark as his idol. That particularly bummed me out because frankly I dislike Shaw and his questionable style of play—I dislike him A LOT, yet we share the same childhood hockey idol.

    Clark was the only Toronto Maple Leaf I liked growing up. Being a young hockey fan living in Detroit (maybe some insight to my distaste for Shaw) I was lucky enough to get CBET, Windsor’s CBC affiliate, so every Saturday I could watch Hockey Night In Canada. Despite Wendel being a nemesis of my Red Wings in the 1993 Norris Division Final—the first hockey I can coherently remember watching—I loved how damn tough he seemed. This dude stood up to my heroes— up to Yzerman, Fedorov, Lidstrom, Konstintinov and Coffey—fearlessly and would grind them down. His aggression and timeliness commanded my attention even at the age of six.

    So of course, Shaw couldn’t like Maple Leaf Wendel, right?! No way that’s possible.

    I wonder if he liked Fisherman Wendel, Nordique Wendel, Red Wing Wendel, Lightning Bolt Wendel or maybe even (appropriately) Blackhawk Wendel? But no, he certainly couldn’t have been enthralled by the legendary Maple Leaf Wendel. I can’t have that in common with him.

    ….Or maybe I should stop being such a slap and admit Shaw definitely shares some of those agressive traits with one of the greates mustaches ever to play the game.

     
  10. I was already a huge DeKeyser fan to begin with.

    (Source: wintering, via thisishockeytown)