This Day In Hockey History (1/26)

With the ASB now here, do not fret, there will be some posts like normal like “This Day” and maybe a little KHL and AHL fun too.  Here we go….

It just seemed poetic today that are moment involves firing a coach.  No one knows why this seems to work and yet it does.  The moment comes from 24 years ago today and literally resulted in the Devils first playoff berth ever and maybe a famous incident as seen below.  As always we have the video first and then the moment. 

 

 

January 26, 1988


New Jersey General Manager Lou Lamoriello fired Devils’ coach Doug Carpenter, and replaced him with Jim Schoenfeld. Carpenter had compiled a 100-166-24 record in 290 games for the Devils.

 

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!

This Day In Hockey History (12/6)

WWGRD or What Would Gary Roberts Do was a popular saying by Pittsburgh fans but what made the guy amazing is that at every stop he endeared himself to that fan base.  Give the guy credit, he left it all out there every night on every shift.  Today’s moment symbolized all of that hard work and it comes from just ten years ago in a game that happened yes, in New York, a place where this type of work ethic is appreciated immensely.  Here is a video and then the moment as always….

 

 

December 06, 2001


Gary Roberts scored his 12th career hat trick to become the 6th player in NHL history to score 350 goals and amass 2,000 penalty minutes; the milestone came in the Maple Leafs 6-3 win over the Rangers at New York.

 

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!

This Day In Hockey History (12/6)

Today’s moment is from my hockey patron saint.  It is time for this one that occurred 23 years ago on this day, December 6th.

 

 

December 06, 1987


Washington’s Scott Stevens set a club record with five assists as the Capitals won 10-3 over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!

This Day In Hockey History (12/6)

BallHype: hype it up!

A rare Sunday edition and well this is the moment we have for today. Rumor is there may also be an accompanying video….we shall see on that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_USp_Bv8Ho8&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Stan the man!!!!

December 06, 1967



Stan Mikita scored four goals (for his 10th career hat trick) and an assist to lead the Black Hawks to a 7-2 win against the Penguins, at Chicago Stadium, in the first meeting ever between the two clubs. It was Mikita’s first four-goal game.

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!

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