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Patrick Roy Announces His Retirement-This Day In Hockey History-May 27, 2003

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer DENVER—Colorado’s Patrick Roy is retiring, ending the 18-year career of one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history. Roy will make the announcement at a news conference today, team spokesman Jean Martineau said. A four-time Stanley Cup champion, Roy leaves as the NHLs career leader in victories with 551 …

This Day In Hockey History-June 10, 1971-Lafleur, Dionne taken first in 1971 NHL Draft

MONTREAL (CP) — Guy Lafleur, the explosive right-winger from Quebec Rem parts of the Quebec Junior A Hockey League, today had the honor to be the first player picked in the National Hockey League’s 1971 amateur draft Lafleur, who scored 130 goals in 62 regular season games last year, was grabbed by the Stanley Cup …

This Day In Hockey History-June 10, 1984-Canadiens maneuvered 3 years ago to draft Mario Lemieux

MONTREAL – That the Montreal Canadiens would covet the services of Mano Lemieux, whom the Penguins selected with the first pick in yesterday’s National Hockey League draft, hardly qualifies as a surprise of cosmic proportion. Lemieux, after all, honed his skills in the suburb of Ville Emard and; has fascinated an entire province, if not …

This Day In Hockey History-June 2, 2013-Former Hab Stephane Richer shares his pain

Stephane Richer spent years battling depression Stephane Richer won two Stanley Cups — one in Montreal and another in New Jersey — and remains the last Canadien to score 50 goals in a season, reaching that plateau during the 1987-88 season. He played in 1,054 National Hockey League games, scored 421 goals (including a second …

This Day In Hockey History-May 29, 1997-Unloved Bowman Deliver Stanley Cups

DETROIT — Scotty Bowman stands atop the Detroit Red Wings bench like II Duce on the balcony. The little man’s jaw is raised, his lips pursed, his head cocked at a belligerent angle. It is the hands-on-hips pose of authority, of motionless swagger, of a barely disguised disdain for all those below. His Wings are …

This Day In Hockey History-May 27, 2000-Maurice “Rocket” Richard: 1921-2000

Maurice Richard stood in this hockey cathedral, tears streaming down his face as the noise grew and grew… minute after minute for io… n minutes … until there was no longer just noise in the Forum, but thunder engulfing it. Now and then, he would raise an arm… often both arms… pleading to the people… …

This Day In Hockey History-May 13, 1927-First Vezina Trophy Awarded to Montreal Canadiens George Hainsworth

MONTREAL, May 13 — George Hainsworth, goalkeeper of the Canadien team in the National Hockey league, has been awarded the trophy donated by the Canadien club to the goalie with the best average in the league. The trophy, awarded this year for the first time, will be donated annually and is dedicated to the memory …

This Day In Hockey History-May 13, 1927-MORENZ FETED BY MANY ADMIRERS

Popular Canadien Hockey Star Presented With Set of Glassware THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1927. Friends and admirers of Howie Morenz gathered last night at the Club Canadien de Montreal, Sherbrooke street east, to do honor to the man whose meteoric speed, general effectiveness and sportsmanlike bearing as a centre ice player for the …

This Day In Hockey History-May 13, 1989-NHL to probe Hextall attack on Chelios

Canadian Press TORONTO — NHL president. John Ziegler says he doesn’t view the attack on Montreal Canadiens defenceman Chris Chelios by goalie Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers as a large black mark for the sport. Ziegler, in an interview with the Toronto Star, described the incident as an “individual act” and an “aberration.” “I …

This Day In Hockey History-May 11, 1976- Flyers Montreal Brawl as Habs up 2-0 in Series

2-Down Flyers Aren’t Too Down By BILL FLEISCHMAN MONTREAL — “Anybody who thinks this series is over is a fool.” Jimmy Watson’s rally-round-the-Cup statement following last night’s 2-1 loss to Montreal typified the Flyers’ attitude as the Stanley Cup final moves to the Spectrum for the third and fourth games. Basis for the Flyers’ optimism, …

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