Ice Hockey History

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.

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Toronto Maple Leafs
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How many years has it been since the Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs?

2003/2004 season was the last time they made the playoffs

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Who invented hockey when where and why?

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, culture and pastimes. Ice Hockey became a Winter version of a game known as Shinty which has been played in the Highlands of Scotland for centuries. There are many similarities, most notably the stick or caman. The word 'puck' is also derived from old Scots, meaning to hit. There is also an unofficial game still played in Canada which is known as Shinny, a name derived from Shinty. There is also a claim that Hockey is a relation of Hurling which started in Ireland as the sport of Hurley. However, the conncetions are tenuous as mass emigration to Canada form Ireland did not occur until the mid to late nineteenth century. The equipment also differs considerably. Of course, there are other stories.Some say the MicMac indians played a form of hockey in Nova Scotia when the Europeans arrived. In Windsor, Nova Scotia, there is a school called Kings View Academy. A teacher there supposedly took his students out to the pond behind their school and asked them to make up a sport. The game they played became hockey.Another interesting story says that ice hockey was first played in 1885 by British soldiers stationed in Canada. Guards who were guarding the Parliament building in Canada used to sneak off to a nearby field and play ice hockey. Some say they started by whacking rocks with a stick to stay warm. Two towns claim that the first game of hockey was played there. The first is Kingston, Ontario, and the second is a small town in New Brunswick, both of which are in Canada. It is generally accepted that the current rules for hockey evolved from students at McGill University in Montreal ("the McGill Rules") in 1875. Around 1920 the NHL was formed by Canada. It grew. Rules evolved. For example in the 1920's you were aloud to pass forward.

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Toronto Maple Leafs
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Last time toronto maple leafs made playoffs?

It was in 2003-2004 , they lost to the flyers in the conference semi-final

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Vancouver Canucks
Ice Hockey History

Where do Vancouver Canucks stay in Boston?

They stay in the Embassy Suites on Main Street

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What kind of hockey equipment do NHL players use?

They wear helmets, chest gaurds, skates.

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Chicago Blackhawks
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National Hockey League (NHL)

How many teams make it into the nhl playoffs?

16 ... 8 from each conference.

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When does NHL 09-10 season start?

October 1st.

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Field Hockey

How did hockey changed over the years?

An answer to this question could be covered only in a book of about 500 pages

here's a few big changes since the early 20th century

1. Legalization of the forward pass

2. legalization of a one-line pass

3. phasing out of the sixth skater "Rover" position

4. positional goaltending

5. butterfly goaltending

6. the soviet system of coordinated team offense and team defense and larger reliance on horizontal play

7. an increase in offensive responsibilities for defensemen

8. bigger pads, sturdier helmets, visors

9. the instigator rule

10. the breakdown of the soviet union and the influx of foreign players into the NHL

11. the emergence of the US as a legitimate hockey power

12. massive expansion into non-traditional hockey markets

13. Wayne Gretzky playing for LA which indirectly affected the above two

and about 500 other things

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New York Islanders
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When was the last time the New York Islanders made the playoffs?

The last playoff appearance for the New York Islanders was in the 2012-13 season. They lost in the Conference Quarterfinals to the Pittsburgh Penguins four games to two.

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Los Angeles Kings
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Los Angeles

How did the Los Angeles Kings get there name?

Whoever created the team must have been obsessed with royalty.

According to the Kings website, the original owner, Jack Kent Cooke wanted his new hockey club "to take on an air of royalty", hence he named his team the "Kings".

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Stanley Cup

Who is the youngest team to win a Stanley Cup?

Team Years it toke the franchise to win the cup

Toronto Maple Leafs First Season

New York Rangers 1 year

Boston Bruins 4 years

New York Islanders 5 years

Montreal Canadians 6 years

Philadelphia Flyers 6 years

Chicago Blackhawks 7 years

Detroit Red Wings 9 years

Tampa Bay Lightning 11 years

Edmonton Oilers 11 years

Anaheim Ducks 13 years

Calgary Flames 16 years

New Jersey Devils 20 years

Dallas Stars 21 years

Colorado Avalanche 23 years

Pittsburgh Penguins 23 years

Carolina Hurricanes 33 years

Oldest Team not to win a Stanley Cup

Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues (1967-)

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National Hockey League (NHL)

Is there any portuguese player on NHL?

Mike Ribiero of the Dallas Stars is of Portugese decent

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Who has the most penalty minutes in nhl history?

Dave schults (aka Dave 'the hammer' schultz) with 472 penalty minutes in one season

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Wayne Gretzky

How many years did Wayne Gretzky play in NHL?

2

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Montreal Canadiens
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Stanley Cup

Montreal Canadiens last game at forum?

The final game at the Forum was played March 11, 1996 vs the Dallas Stars. The Habs skated to a 4-1 victory. Afterward, a ceremony was held with many legendary Canadiens coming back to pay tribute to the Forum, including Maurice "Rocket" Richard, his brother Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard, Jean Beliveau, Ken Dryden and many other Habs heroes. The ceremony including a "passing of the torch" from each former captain in attendance (including Guy Carbonneau who was playing for the Stars at the time) to the current captain (at that time) Pierre Turgeon. Andrei Kovalenko scored the last ever goal at the Forum.

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Vancouver Canucks
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What song do the Vancouver Canucks skate out to?

Magic by Selena Gomez

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National Hockey League (NHL)

What is the fastest goal in NHL history?

On Dec. 20, 1981, in a game between Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues, Jets' player Doug Smail scored just 5 seconds into the game.

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What was the fastest hat trick ever scored in college hockey?

tom rost of West Point scored a hat trick in 25sec Vs. Plattsburgh State in 1981

Gary Hansen Gustavus Adolphus College January 24 1974 against Hamline 22 seconds

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Montreal Canadiens
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How old is Jaroslav Halak?

Jaroslav Halak is 26 years old (birthdate: May 13, 1985).

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Stanley Cup

What years did penguins win Stanley cup?

1991, 1992, 2009

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National Hockey League (NHL)

What were the first NHL hockey teams?

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 Bulldogs -- joined together to form the National Hockey League. Since the Bulldogs were unable to play during the league's inaugural season, the remaining owners granted a temporary franchise to the Toronto Arena Company in order to balance out the schedule. This "temporary" franchise becames the Toronto St. Patricks in 1919, (the same season charter member Quebec was finally able to resume operations) and the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1926.

In that first season, after just six games, the Wanderers' rink burned to the ground, and the team "wandered" out of the league, never to be heard from again.

The Quebec Bulldogs became the Hamilton Tigers lasted 5 seasons in the early 20s. Then the Montreal Maroons and the Boston Bruins were born, and the "traditional" NHL takes shape in the 1930s. The Montreal Maroons actually enjoyed some success until the 1930s.

For those looking for a list of 12, they would be:

  • Toronto Arenas
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Montreal Wanderers
  • Quebec Bulldogs
  • Hamilton Tigers
  • Montreal Maroons
  • Boston Bruins (The franchise dates from 1924.)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • New York Americans
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Chicago Black Hawks

That brings us to 1926-27, by the way. Thanks to the NHL Official Guide and Record Book, for the exact team names.

The Senators became defunct in 1933-34, and the current franchise took the same name 60 years later.

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Do NHL goalies pay for their own goalie mask designs?

No, as with many professional sports organizations, a player's equipment is provided by the team or in some cases the player's equipment is provided by a sponsor.

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National Hockey League (NHL)
Quebec

Who are Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets now?

Québec Nordiques - Colorado Avalanche

Winnipeg Jets - Pheonix Coyotes

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How is a hockey puck made?

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: hockey-puck-1

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Hockey-Puck.html

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2897000054.html

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Do you get paid to play ice hockey?

I don't, professional players do.

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