For the past couple of days I have managed to keep myself quite busy looking back at Stanley Cup playoffs of the past (see below). I started in 1930, and have worked my way to 1940. I hope to get right up to modern times by the end of the 2008 playoffs.
It is quite a daunting task because in addition to my capsule look at past playoffs, I have been adding many new biographies. Fifteen new biographies!
Biographies remain the heart of my hockey history website, and the newest biographies tend to get lost a bit when doing these capsule looks. For my loyal readers I wanted to better acknowledge the newest profiles. So here's a better listing:
Charlie, Roy, and Lionel Conacher
Lynn and Muzz Patrick
Mac and Neil Colville
Johnny "Black Cat" Gagnon
Also, I'm sure people will eventually asked why I started with 1930, as opposed to going back to the NHL's origins of 1917 or the Stanley Cup's origins of 1893. I'm not sure why I did to be honest. Perhaps it is my personal interest in hockey during the Great Depression.
But Jennifer Conway offers us a look at the NHL's first dynasty, the Ottawa Senators of the 1920s. Perhaps that will hold the interest of fans of hockey earlier than 1930. Be sure to check that out, it is quite an interesting history of hockey in the Canadian capital.