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In early 1800s, ice hockey was developed by British soldiers and immigrants as a variant of the Nordic and Germanic field hockey. By the 1900s, official matches within North America and Europe were held and soon after professional teams were formed.
Hockey wasn't invented by on specific person or group. However, it is generally accepted that Scottish settlers were the first to play it in Nova Scotia in the late 1700s. At this time there was mass migration to Canada of people from the Highlands of Scotland who imported many of their traditions, …
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Hockey has been around for as long as 4000 years ago 1917-1918 was the first hockey season ever
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The origins of professional hockey predate the invention of the automobile, as the first recorded game of ice hockey was played in March of 1876 in Montreal, Quebec; while the generally accepted invention of the modern automobile by Karl Benz occurred on or about 1885. A race sponsored by the Chicag…
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In the 2004-2005 the NHL cancelled the season due to an unsettled labor dispute when the owners and players could not come together on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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Ice Hockey First a protective layer must be laid on the court; if the court is not smooth enough, this may also be dealt with. Next the cooling apparatus is put down, followed by the base and then the "ice". All up, this might be up to a week, given the complexity of the task and the need for it to …
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the national league grew from the first pro league the national association by Chicago owner William Hubert because of general disorganization Click on the 'History of the National League' link on this page to read about the history of the NL.
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No.The NBA championship trophy is called the Larry O'Brien Trophy.A new one is presented to the champions every year and it looks like a basketball about to go through a net.The Stanley Cup is massive, it has all of the winners names engraved on it, past and present, and the same Cup is passed aroun…
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First NHL Teams Many cite an six original NHL hockey teams: Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Bruins Detroit Red Wings Chicago Black Hawks New York Rangers Here is more of the story. In 1917, four teams -- the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulld…
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Games of hockey have been played around the world for thousands of years, all developed independently by peoples as far apart as the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and Aztecs. The modern game of field hockey was created in London, England, while ice hockey began in Canada (the exact place is dis…
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The columns stand for: wins, losses, ties and overtime losses, which account for one point in the standings. L10 means their record during the past 10 games they've played. Teams have stats for wins, loses, and ties. The NHL plays an 82 game regular season schedule that runs for 9 months. Then there…
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Until it is flexible enough for reshaping, it is also a bad idea to do this yourself, you should go to a professional. I have never put a stick in boiling water to curve it before. The way I used to do it was to either hold the blade of the stick over the burner on the stove or heat it up with a blo…
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Answer Some sources date the invention as early as 1872. James Creighton made a puck in 1875. Vulcanized rubber was invented by Goodyear in 1839, but was not used for puck construction until the 1880s.
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Three (3) goals scored in one (1) game by the same player.
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Hockey was not "introduced to Canada", it was first invented, or played as a game, in Canada in the late 1800's. Several areas of Canada have laid claim to being the site of the first game but no one actually knows for certain. For the best information on the origins of the game,I would suggest you …
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Yes.Hockey pucks are frozen to reduce friction, thereby increasing its distance range.
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1. Granular rubber is mixed with special bonding material by hand.2. The mixture is put in a two part (male-female) mold.3. The mold is cold compressed. (This procedure actually takes place at room temperature.) Sources: http://www.answers.com/topic/hockey-puck-1http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Hocke…
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Anything can happen to you when playing hockey like breaking a leg or an arm. you need to wash your gear about once a month because all of the germs and bacteria on your pads will build up and you can get "staph" Answer Health issues include staph infections, fungus, mold and minor to life threaten…
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In all forms of hockey, you are dealing with a large number of people using hard sticks to hit solid objects at a high speed, with the large likelihood of players running into each other. One of the major hockey injuries is the concussion, received from hits to the head by a checking opponent, hitti…
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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "puck" is derived from the Scottish Gaelic "puc" or the Irish "poc" which mean to poke, punch or deliver a blow.These words were used in the game of hurling. Scottish and Irish settlers to Canada played hurling and probably used these terms in con…
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Clint Benedict of the Montreal Maroons wore one for the one game in the 1920s, but it impeded his vision so he never wore it again. Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens is generally credited as the first to wear the mask regularly. More info: collectionscanada   The first goalie ever …
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its best out of 7 so that means the first team to win 4 games first gets to move on to the next round i hope this answered your question
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There is no set amount.Each team makes different amounts depending on series length, fan base, local broadcasting rights, etc.
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During the 1927-28 season Ottawa Senators goalkeeper Alec Connell butt-ended a goal judge in the nose.
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%REPLIES% Answer Andy Brown 1974.... Answer Andy Brown 1974.... Answer my name is JR COYOTE....the question should be who was the last goalie to not wear a mask,or to play without a mask,it was andy brown of the penguins,two other facts,i beleive he at one time held the nhl record for …
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The Shootout: The NHL has adopted the shootout for regular season games only. During the Stanley Cup Playoffs, teams play overtime until a tie-breaking goal is scored. In the Olympics, tied playoff games are followed by ten minutes of sudden death overtime. If the game remains tied, it is decide…
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No.The Stanley Cup was created to be a trophy, not a serving bowl.
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The league's income varies every year depending on on the teams involved, fan base, television contracts, league sponsorship, etc.
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Manon Rheaume.On September 23rd, 1992, she goaltended for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a preseason game against the St. Louis Blues.
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The Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Detroit Red Wings.I'm not sure that these six were the "original" NHL teams.During the 1920's and 30's, the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Maroons were a part of the league that had more than …
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The ice in most NHL arenas is about 1" thick, some may do 3/4" but that is rare. The Ice Technician's goal is to create the best playing surface possible for the conditions in which they are given. Since most NHL arenas are multi-use facilities a thicker surface is desired. Also, many rinks use an R…
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6. The famed "Original six" teams:Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Bruins New York Rangers Chicago Blackhawks
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The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times. They won it in the 1914-15, 1923-24, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1943-44, 1945-46, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1985-86, and the 1992-9…
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Denis Potvin was the first Defenseman to reach 1000 points.
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On December19,1917,the NHL began it's 22 game schedule.The Montreal Wanders vs. The Toronto Arenas.
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The Bruins first season was 1924-1925.
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Answer whatever they want usually spend time with famillies or start traveling with their team Answer They go into the locker room, change, shower and get ready for a press conforence. After they do that, they might go to the trainer, cool down with some stretches. Then after they finish the …
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You can curve the blade of your hockey stick by using a small propane torch and gently heat the blade (without burning it) and using gloves so as not to burn your hands. The fiberglass coating will melt a little allowing you to bend a curve in the blade. After you have the desired curve, put the bla…
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Most recently, Darryl Sittler scored 6 goals for Toronto on Feb. 7, 1976, against the visiting Boston Bruins (including one when he was trying to pass from behind the net). He added four assists for an NHL record 10-point game. Previous 6-goal games were posted by Red Berenson in 1968; Syd Howe in 1…
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The greatest hockey team to ever hit the ice was that of the 1981 Canada cup soviet union team. With Vladislav Tretiak, Slava Fetisov, Alexie Kasatanov, Sergei Makarov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Krutov and many other terrific players, the Soviets downed the gretzky led Canadians 8-1, holding Gretzky s…
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He, she, or another available player will have to serve the time designated for the offense in either the penalty box or the locker room, depending on the seriousness of the infraction.
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No. It was actually a tennis ball. The first "puck" was a ball with the top and bottom chopped off.
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The strike was eventually settled and a salary cap was introduced, limiting how much money any one (1) team could spend in a fiscal year.
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Patrick Kane is perhaps the next big US Hockey star. Mike Modano, Chris Chelios and Jeremy Roenick are just a few, but this list will continue to grow every year. The list of the greatest American hockey players of all time would include Mike Modano, Chris Chelios, and Jeremy Roenick for sure but d…
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The first female hockey player to play in a NHL game was Manon Rhéaume.She played for the Tampa Bay Lightning in pre-season games against the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins.
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Hockey was originally played with as many people as you could find, and every body simply ranged across the field doing what they could. Obviously they would stratify into groups that were better at defending and better at attacking, but this was not formalised. This might not be the answer you wer…
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Hockey has been able to change with the advent of new technology, such as fiber material sticks and skates, and modernizing rule changes, such as the video replay and two referees. The speed and skills of the players have improved and even the size of the players have gotten taller and heavier …
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Bourque himself says on the "History of the Boston Bruins" DVD that he wore #29 all throughout camp and the preseason and that #7 was hanging in his locker opening night. Leading one to believe that he only wore #7 and #77 throughout his career with the Bruins and Avalanche. Ray Bourque wore the …
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yes, the Boston bruins were an expansion team of 1924-25.Charles w. Adams paid $15,000 to acquire an NHL franchise. they have never been any thing other than the Boston Bruins.
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%REPLIES% Answer Frank Mahovlich was the last Montreal Canadien to wear No. 10 before Guy Lafleur. The "Big M" was traded from Detroit to Montreal for Bill Collins, Mickey Redmond and Guy Charron just prior to the 1971 trade deadline and joined the club in Minneapolis, where the Habs were playi…
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The Flyers are on the right track to win the cup now, or in the VERY near future. They will end up beating a perennial favorite (ie Colorado, Detroit,...etc), and joining New Jersey as a serious threat from the east.
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Someone who has not yet been born.
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No.Depends how far you go back and what statistics you are comparing.Surreyfan
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AS they were given away for FREE in Labatt's beer cases, by the millions...............no value at all. Although given away for FREE in LABATT'S beer cases, they do have significant value. The value can be as high as $700U.S. and average around $400U.S. SOURCE- EBAY
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The Atlanta Flames.
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Answer In the original period around the beginning of the 20th century, a few manufacturers began to make gloves and leg pads for players. The gloves had some padding on the figers and the back of the hand, with horsehair as the stuffing. The leg pads had narrow stiched vertical pads and agains t…
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Of the 4 top pro sports, MLB, NBA NFL, and the NHL, hockey players have always been paid the least amount.
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The Original Six is a term for the group of six teams that made up the NHL from 1942 until the 1967 expansion. The Original Six teams: Montreal Canadiens (founded 1909) Toronto Maple Leafs (charter member 1917) Detroit Red Wings (founded 1926) Boston Bruins (founded 1924) New York Rangers (fou…
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The "Original Six" refers to the teams that made up the NHL before the first major expansion in the 1960's. Actually, the term "Original Six" is somewhat misleading as it implies that the NHL was always made up of six teams prior to expansion in 1967. When the New York Americans folded at the end of…
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Wayne Gretzky is 56 years old (birthdate: January 26, 1961).
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Answer Pucks weren't discovered, they were invented. Some sources date the invention as early as 1872.
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Answer In the 1860s a round rubber ball was used instead of a puck. There's a story that during a certain Canadian game the balls would fly out of the rink so often that the manager of the rink sliced the top and bottom off the ball to make it more manageable. Some sources date the year as 1872.
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This is unknown as the possibilities and speculations are endless.
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H. H. Stephenson took three wickets in a row playing for England against Hallam, in 1858. He was given a hat for his performance; this is the first recording of any use of the term "hat trick" or the actual idea of a hat for three consecutive successes.
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Vincent Lecavalier - $10,000,000 per season.Alex Ovechkin - $9 million Sidney Crosby - $9 million Evgeni Malkin - $9 million Chris Drury - $8.05 million Daniel Briere - $8 million Scott Gomez - $8 million Dany Heatley - $8 million Wade Redden - $8 million Jason Spezza - $8 million
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Yes, women from all over the world play some form of hockey, some professionally.
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There are in fact 3 Cups. 1. The original bowl which was donated in 1893 by Lord Stanley of Preston which stays locked in a glass case on display in the vault at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was officially retired and removed from the rest of the trophy in 1963 due to it …
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the term hat-trick originated in the game of cricket in the early 1900`sIf a bowler bowled out 3 batsmen with 3 consecutive bowls then his team-mates would buy him a new hatthe term was then used in hockey for scoring 3 goals in a game and then became the norm for many sportsThe above mentioned info…
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I think because every time they scored 3 times people threw hats on to the feild. the term came from the English game of cricket and cites The Oxford English Dictionary, which explains: "The feat of a bowler who takes three wickets by three successive balls: originally considered to entitle him to …
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That does not usually happen. For the most part, the three stars are all different players, selected by the sports reporters who are at the game. The idea is to recognize the best players in that particular game. There has been at least two instances where this has happened: March 23, 1944 - M…
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The NHL was formed in 1917 as a 4 team league. Only 2 of the original 4 teams remain in the league today. The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto (known today as the Toronto Maple Leafs). Both franchises participated in the first ever NHL game. Top 5 Oldest NHL Clubs: 1. Montreal Canadiens Founded: 19…
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Answer There are two locations that claim the first game of hockey was played there. The first is Kingston, Ontario, and the sceond is a small town in New Brunswick, both of which are in Canada. Hockey is Canada's favourite winter sport, and it is now played in over 80 different countries…
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She wasn't very good, letting in 2 goals on only 9 shots, she currently holds the worst save% of any Goalie in the whole National Hockey League.
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Answer Two locations, both in Canada , claim the first organized game of hockey. Kingston Ontario, and Moncton New Brunswick, both claim the honour. Answer The first game of hockey WITH WRITTEN RULES in place was played in Montreal Quebec, in 1875, by students of McGill University. They wrot…
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Scott Niedermayer, Zdeno Chara, Jonathan Toews, Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sidney Crosby, Shane Doan, Alexander Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos
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Jamie Allison Tony Amonte Darrel Anholt Brent Ashton Mark Astley Adrian Aucoin Anton Babchuk Reid Bailey Bryon Baltimore Marco Baron Bates Battaglia Don Beaupre John Bednarski Steve Begin Wade Belak Ken Belanger Drake Berehowsky Marc Bergevin Adam Berkhoel Daniel Berthiaume Craig Billington Ja…
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There were only East and West Divisions until 1974.That year, with expansion and realignment, division names became as follows:Adams DivisionNorris DivisionPatrick DivisionSmythe Division
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Joe Malone scored 7 goals in one game Jan 31/1920An 11 year old girl #55 on the Wallingford Hawks scored 7 goals in the chamionship game during the Vermont Tournament in 2011.
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Vulcanized rubber.
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Hasek currently plays for team HC Pardubice in the CSEx hockey league.
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Here is the real explanation by team personnel: Columbus Blue Jackets:Yellow jackets are industrious and team oriented, which should strike fear into the hearts of our opponents, but we wanted to use blue jackets because Ohio had more soldiers in the Civil War than any other state, and some people c…
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The puck is not bounce resistant, but bouncing is controlled because they freeze them prior to-and during the games.A warm (or room temperature) puck will bounce as it is rubber, however, once frozen, rubber loses its tendency to bounce.According to Rule 24 concerning pucks in the NHL rulebook: "The…
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The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times, most recently in the 1992-93 season. They have won the Stanley cup more than any other team. They won it in the 1914-15, 1923-24, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1943-44, 1945-46, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1964-65, 1965-66, 196…
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Ice is frozen water, so the ice would weigh the same as the water that was applied to the surface during the " flooding process ". Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon. One thousand gallons of water would weigh about 8,000 pounds.
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I suppose that it may have happened at some point in history, but the rule is clearly defined to not apply to the penalty killing team. This allows the shorthanded team to relieve the pressure in the defensive zone.The team on the power play *can* be charged with icing.   Icing is NOT a penal…
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Answer "To a 45 year Canadian man..... priceless!" This is true! I'll give you some ballpark numbers..If you have the 'hardcover' book and unattached stamps, it could fetch 150.00 and up! Hardcover with attached stamps 100.00 and up. If you have the softcover book with unattached stamps, aroun…
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Answer the player keeps them or they put them in the lost and found Most teams usually donate them to a good cause or keep them on display
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It's uncertain when the first hockey stick was invented since hockey variants have been played for thousands of years.
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Answer A quick visit to the Montreal Canadians website answers this: there was a player back in the mid 30's who wore number 99, Joe Lamb was his name,.. During the 1934-1935 NHL season - The Montreal Canadians had three players wear #99: Joe Lamb, Desse Roche and Leo Bourgault. This can be veri…
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Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Henri Richard and Wayne Gretzky are a few.
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First you would find the factory mounting spots. On trucks there are two in front under radiator support, two about under where the passengers feet would set on floor, two behind seet in both corners and four under the bed. You just need to unbolt the factory bolts all the way around but leave the b…
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There is only one type of hockey puck. It is made of vulcanized rubber. The size and weight are regulated. It is a three inch disk, one inch thick, and weighs between five and a half ounces, and six ounces. Black pucks=6 oz. Blue pucks=4 oz. Orange pucks=10 oz.
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Answer New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils
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The Canadian five dollar bill has kids playing a pick up game of hockey on a frozen pond, on the back of the bill. The only kid wearing a numbered sweater has number 9 on his back, which was the number of "Mister Hockey" Gordie Howe, who was Wayne Gretzky's idol, when Wayne was a kid. Hockey is "The…
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Wayne Gretzky still holds the record for most goals in a season (92), most assists in a season (163), and most points in a season (215).He also holds the record for the fastest to 50 goals (39 games).
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