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If you are a fan of the draft, then June 26 is a huge day for you. Five separate National Hockey League Entry Drafts were held on this date, bringing some Hall of Fame talent into the league. There was even an expansion draft held, and one of the greatest defensemen to ever play called
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The very first Russian-born and trained player to make it to the NHL was Victor Nechayev. Upon marrying an American woman that allowed him entry into the USA, Nechayev played one season of professional hockey in North America. That included three games for the Los Angeles Kings during the 1982-83 season, one of which saw
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Twenty-two games into the 2020-21 season, the Washington Capitals find themselves sitting atop the MassMutual East Division standings. A big reason for the team’s success is their ability to put the puck in the net. Their 3.41 goals for per game is fourth-most in the league, and they’ve scored 75 total goals, which is sixth-most.
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Streaks are the running theme through National Hockey League history on this date. In addition, quite a few members of the Hockey Hall of Fame had memorable moments and a pair of big names changed addresses. Come along on our daily trip back through decades on the THW time machine. We’re Going Streaking New York
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