I haven't had the greatest chance to cover the opening of the NHL's 98th season as I took a week off to run a marathon (3:56!) and a vacation. So we better do some catching up with the past:
- A burglar broke into the home of Philadelphia Flyers legend Andre "Moose" Dupont. Among the possessions taken from Dupont's Trois Rivieres, Quebec home was his 1974 Stanley Cup ring.
- Alex Fitzpatrick of Time.com looks back at 25th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky becoming the NHL's all time leading scorer and declares that #99 is "still The Great One."
- Speaking of Gretzky, what a fantastic feature by book publishing Viking to have Wayne Gretzky ask 20 questions of his idol, Gordie Howe. Howe, of course, just released his latest autobiography.
- What do Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr have in common? They will both tell anyone who will listen that Gordie Howe is the greatest hockey player of all time.
- New York Rangers goaltending legend Mike Richter has gone from saving pucks to helping corporations save energy.
- Former NHL standout defenseman Brad Marsh takes issue with all hockey stats - advanced or not.
- A look at hockey stars cars through the years - from Guy Lafleur to Sidney Crosby.