Category Archives: Hockey

The Sports Archives – 1980 United States Men’s Hockey Miracle on Ice

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA If you spoke with an American sports fan today, and said that a win in 1980 over the Soviet Union Ice Hockey team was an amazing achievement, they would not … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – 100 Years Of The NHL

The 2017-18 season is the 100th in NHL history, with a Centenary Game played in December to mark the milestone.  Over the last century, some truly great players and teams have taken to the ice, producing many extraordinary moments, and … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – A Look at the Health of American Sports

We live in complicated times, as everyone knows, and this even extends to sports. What was once a relatively straightforward activity has ballooned; it’s now worth billions of dollars, coverage is wall to wall, and fan engagement continues to be … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – How to Improve at Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup Finalists’ Tips

Ice hockey is one of the most grueling sports in the world, and yet it requires so much skill to play. It’s a grand mix of physicality, speed, and technique. With so many very different skill sets needing to be … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Five Canadian Teams Have Returned To The NHL Playoffs, and That’s a Good Thing!

Years from now, when the wounds are somewhat healed and the sting is less potent, fans will speak of the time in Spring of 2016 when not one of the seven Canadian hockey teams made the playoffs. Arenas were empty, … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Could this be Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals Year?

The 2015-16 Washington Capitals have won the NHL President’s Trophy but still have a tough path to the treasured Stanley Cup.  They have never won the ultimate prize, but if Alexander Ovechkin has his way, there may be a celebration … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Retirement in Professional Sports

In November of last year, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox publically announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2016 season. A renowned left-handed batter known infamously for his power-hitting abilities, Big Papi has indeed come … Continue reading

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