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Posted on Behind the Boards (SIHR Blog). During the 1910s it was not entirely uncommon for deaf, or “deaf-mute” as they were called at the time, hockey players to pop up on the competitive hockey...
It’s July 28. There’s plenty of other sports going on. The Olympics. Baseball. Football training camps. And the NBA draft is approaching. But even in the middle of summer, hockey manages to make...
Hi everyone, With the NHL draft all done and dusted, now is a good time to reflect on how our teams have done historically at the draft! This is a continuation of the first time I did this in...
Just four days until the most unpredictable NHL draft in recent memory. Very little consensus, lots of potential trades. Here are a few notes before I begin. I tried to put a bit more emphasis on...
Results from a series of polls I conducted in the poll section. Discuss. The percentages are the percentage each team got for the round they were voted into their slot. 1-32, which environments...
It is time for the annual write-up on Russian draft-eligible prospects. Last year I had an impression that diving too deep in the details might be not the most entertaining way, so I'll try to...
Posted on Behind the Boards (SIHR Blog). The era in ice hockey from around the turn of the twentieth century and up until the formation of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1917 doesn’t have a...
I grew up a Leafs fan and still consider them to be my favourite team — although that means a lot less to me at age 57 than it did when I was 17 … or 7! It’s been a long time since I would say...
Posted on Behind the Boards (SIHR Blog). Anatoli Tarasov was the most vocal figure in Soviet hockey – so vocal, in fact, that hockey historians tends forget he wasn't actually the head coach of...
A mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines could provide logistical and immunological benefits One of this and one of that might be a good strategy to coronavirus vaccination....
I can't help but notice how Brayden Point is becoming the new playoff-Mike Bossy! That guy is just money in big games the past two seasons. I thought Point was the real Conn Smythe winner last...
Just because this is a Stanley Cup story about teams from New York and Montreal, don’t go reading into it that I’m predicting the Islanders and Canadiens to reach the Final. (Then again, if it...
PROSPECT RANKING WRITE-UP 1. LW William EklundDjurgårdens IF, SHL [5’10”. 172lbs. Born on October 12, 2002.] There isn’t a unanimous #1 in this draft, but Eklund is the most elite player...
The next pandemic is already happening – targeted disease surveillance can help prevent it Sustained surveillance for disease outbreaks at global hot spots may be the key to...
Well, the Maple Leafs lost. Again. There was still a long way to go, but there will be no Stanley Cup win in Toronto this year. Again. Just like there hasn’t been since 1967. Haven’t even reached...
I figured I couldn’t call myself a hockey historian if I didn’t have something to say about Toronto and Montreal in the NHL playoffs. But — surprise, surprise! — we’re going back a little bit...
I’d been pretty busy until recently, working on a new book for Firefly called Hockey Hall of Fame True Stories. They wanted something less stats-driven than most of their recent books … and they...
Posted on Behind the Boards (SIHR Blog). Organized ice hockey had relatively deep roots in New England, with Concord in New Hampshire appearing as somewhat of an early cradle, where St. Paul’s...
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