From the Archives: Fern Gauthier Couldn't Shoot the Puck in the Ocean
They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but when it came to Detroit Red Wings forward Fern Gauthier, you couldn't tell the fiction from the truth. Stan Fischler looks back at a story from the old magazine, 'Blueline'.
From the Archives: Rangers Hypnotist Ruled 'Offside'
With the 1950-51 New York Rangers struggling to perform on the ice, they did the next logical thing to turn things around: they hired a hypnotist.
From the Archives: The Post-War Return of Pre-War NHL Aces
World War 2 had ended and pre-war aces returned to their respective NHL teams. One of them was left wing Lynn Patrick whose father, Lester, managed the Rangers, who said Lynn's "legs were done." Turns out, he wasn't far off.
From the Archives: 1951-52 All-Stars and Geoffrion Becomes Rookie of the Year
Stan Fischler looks at the 1952 NHL all-star teams, dominated by players from Detroit and Montreal. Plus, he looks at the Calder Trophy race, won by Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion.
From the Archives: Day Tosses Bouquets at Turk and Teeder
Like the New York Rangers of this past season, who handsomely rebounded from a non-playoff year to become an elite NHL team, the 1946-47 Toronto Maple Leafs did likewise. Stan Fischler looks at what that group became.
From the Archives: Hornets Give Pittsburgh First Calder Cup
Stan Fischler looks back at the time the Pittsburgh Hornets won the AHL's Calder Cup back in 1952, led by coach King Clancy and featuring a host of future NHLers, including Tim Horton.
From the Archives: Defeat Not Easy for Habs During 1951 Stanley Cup Final
The 1951 Stanley Cup final was memorable for many reasons, but for the Montreal Canadiens, it wasn't an easy pill to swallow.
Eye for an Eye: Revisiting the 1997 Red Wings, Avalanche Brawl
It was fitting that the infamous 1997 Avalanche/Red Wings brawl happened at ‘The Joe.’ The Red Wings would finally get their man and Darren McCarty would at long last exact his revenge.
From the Archives: Goodbye Gentleman Joe, Hello King!
Stan Fischler looks back at how Joe Primeau led the Toronto Maple Leafs to a fourth Stanley Cup in five years in the early 1950s, but still didn't manage last long with the organization.