Legendary hockey reporter and analyst Stan Fischler will write a weekly scrapbook for NHL.com this season. Fischler, known as "The Hockey Maven," will share his knowledge, brand of humor and insight with readers each Wednesday.
MORENZ, HOWARD WILLIAM (named at birth William F., also known by the nickname Howie), machinist, hockey player, and sales representative; b. 21 Sept. 1902 in Mitchell, Ont., son of William Frederick Morenz, a clerk, and Rose Pauli; m. 21 June 1926 Mary McKay in Montreal, and they had one daughter and two sons; d. there 8 March 1937.
It was 40 years ago Monday that Canada awoke to the grim, gut-punched truth that this hadn’t, in fact, been just a bad dream. Our country's best hockey players were destroyed 7-3 by a rag-tag squad of amateurs from the Soviet Union the previous night.
With the Olympic hockey spotlight turned squarely on Saturday’s game between the US and Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, nobody has to remind Vladislav Tretiak that it’s been 34 years since a band of mostly American college kids humbled the mighty Soviet Union in one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The US went on to clinch the gold with a victory over Finland.
Eric Lindros admitted he knew exactly when the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee met each year. Yet, when he received the call from Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald on Monday informing him he had been voted into the 2016 induction class, Lindros was in his car driving home with his wife.As excited as Lindros was to get the call, he didn't pull over.