March 23, 2010

Slap Shots: History Will Be Made

A few slap shots to the 'Net of things of historical interest while I was away:
  • Gotta love this: The NHL's new advertising campaign for the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs is History Will Be Made. The two earliest released commercials involve Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux.
  • Teemu Selanne got his 600th goal. He needs two more to pass countryman Jari Kurri. He's got 11 games left to do it, assuming he does retire this year.
  • Who's the greatest Finnish player of all time? Selanne or Kurri?
  • Robin Bouchard scored his 683rd career minor league goal, passing Don Parsons. I have never heard of either of them, but in their own way they too are great hockey legends.
  • Mike Emrick called his 3000th pro hockey game. That's the equivalent of almost 37 seasons for a player!
  • Darren Eliot chimes in with his memories of The Great One.
  • NHL.com apparently will open it's magical vault and allow online users to access on demand classic games - for a price.

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