Perfect storms are so 2000. By definition, they’re meant to be rare, yet they arise in our exchanges daily, overused and abused, literally, ironically and tragically. Give me a break. Give me an imperfect storm. Give me 1992-93.
In this issue, in which we toast champions and identify the best seasons for each NHL team, I’m saluting the most wonderfully irregular and entertaining NHL year in my lifetime, 1992-93. The NHL’s 76th year was one of experimentation, great successes and spectacular failures. There was expansion and relocation. Veterans, rookies and teams were making history for offense and awfulness. Scandals erupted. Davids took down Goliaths. A savior got traded. Twice. At the same time. A woman tended goal. And one icon accomplished a feat so rare, unique and unreal, it will n...
About the Author
Jason Kay is the Editor in Chief of The Hockey News and has been with the brand since 1989. No, that's not a typo. Born in England, raised in Toronto, he arrived in his home and adopted land as a baby in 1967, just in time to see the Maple Leafs win their last Stanley Cup. A stay-at-home defenseman once upon a time, Kay knows his NHL dreams are long dead, but he hasn't given up hope of winning the Brier.