May 10, 2006

Hockey Over Time's Rebirth

How time flies. About 8 years ago I started fooling around with this thing called the Internet. One of my earliest projects was an old website called Hockey Over Time, where Patrick Houda and I profiled as many retired NHL and international hockey players as we could. We eventually had close to 1200 players profiled before we closed that down.

But biographies continue to be something I am extremely interested in. And that old website was in many ways my launchpad for many of my opportunities since then. It allowed me to learn about the internet, about publishing, about promotion and about the need for communication. It also allowed me to learn how to write, and how to research. Perhaps most importantly it taught me and the viewers about hockey history.

So in honor of the site, and in honor of the hockey heroes of yesterday, I am pleased to announce the rebirth of Hockey Over Time. allows me to feature hockey players on a regular basis. It will allow great user participation as well, as discussions are archived and encouraged.

So I invite you all to Feedback and spreading the word is greatly welcomed!

Joe Pelletier


Anonymous said...

Joe, great site and if you need any help let me know..

Andruw Bourgeois

Joe said...

Great site Joe! I never get tired of reading about hockey, and a site like this really helps during the off season or just when I'm bored.

Great work!

Anonymous said...

Joe, just wanted to drop by and leave additional kudos for the body of work you've put forth here.

I can't believe that you've only been doing this for eight years - somehow in my memory, you'd been around the web at least as long as I had. But time flies regardless!

Keep up the good work.


Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and am enjoying it very much!

Anonymous said...

Joe, best hockey blog site on the net.

Everything you write is accurate and very informative.

It's highly regarded on the community.



Anonymous said...


I just found your blog - very qualified and well written (although I found some bugs). Keep up the good work and good luck with attracting more and more hockey-positive readers.

Anonymous said...

When are you going to fix the web-link for Ed Olczyk? Would very much like to read what you written about him.

Keep up the Good works

woody5562 said...

Great site! A long time fan that grew up going to games in the old Chicago Stadium. I would be curious to what you think of the present situation of the leauge? I have a blog that is ...

I just scratch my head with the way the NHL presents itself today. HD is such a gift to the game. Hockey is the worst sport to watch on TV but, the best sporting event to see in person. HD makes it so much more enjoyable but, the leauge show less than half the game in Hi Def. Excuse my rant. Thanks for the site!

Anonymous said...

I love this site. I'm also a fan of the Hockey Book Reviews. The documentation of hockey's history is so important. Greatest Hockey Legends provides an invaluable resource hockey fans, especially new fans. Keep up the amazing work!

Anonymous said...

I was very lucky to find this web site. It is brilliant. I would like to ask you one question, please. Do you know about existing of any videos of soviet and Canada clubs series 1975-78? Espesially of Spartak Moscow and Soviet Wings. Unfortunately Russian TV people destroyed all records. I found only canadian copies of 4 Red Army games and the Soviet Wings vs Buffulo game of that period.
Thank you for any information.
Keep up the great work.

Derek said...

Excellent site Joe. Am chronicling every game played by the Bruins and you have done a great job in honoring these legends. Any person that made the big show, even for 1 call up, was a magnificent hockey player and their names should be known and celebrated.

Viola said...

Just read your blog for the first time and enjoyed reading about Mush March I lived on the westside of Chicago as a kid and went to the hockey games with my Mom. When they tore down the Old Stadium I bought a red wooden stadium chair that is autographed by Mush March but I never knew who he was... thanks for your hard work and your enthusiasm. Viola from Park Forest Illinois