Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


How did you do with this week’s question? If you answered Lester Patrick you are correct.It’s not every day a 44-year-old coach comes off the bench and ends up playing goalie for his team in the Stanley Cup final, but that’s just what Lester Patrickdid for the Rangers back in 1928. Not only that, but heContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Herb Carnegie


was a Canadian ice hockey player. He was born in Toronto, Ontario to Jamaican parents. He played professional hockey at a time when there was racial discrimination in the NHL that prevented him from playing for the New York Rangers in the 1948-49 season. After his professional hockey career was over, he became a successfulContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Herb Carnegie”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Willie O’Ree


O ‘ Ree is known best for being the first black player in the National Hockey League. O’Ree played as a winger for the Boston Bruins. O’Ree is referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of ice hockey” due to breaking the black color barrier in the sport, and has stated publicly that he had metContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Willie O’Ree”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mark Messier


In Edmonton on the ice Mark Messier was known as Wayne Gretzky’s partner in crime, In New York Mark Meisser is bigger than Gretzky…he is known as the man who brought the Stanley Cup to the NewYork Rangers after 54 years of not winning the Stanley cup. Messier played professionally with the World Hockey AssociationContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mark Messier”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bobby Orr


Bobby Orr is one the greatest Hockey players of all time. As of 2013, Orr remains the only defenceman to have won the league scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies and holds the record for most points and assists in a single season by a defenceman. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris TrophiesContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bobby Orr”

SmallThoughts:Old School Tuesday …Wayne Gretzky…aka the Great One


He has been called “the greatest hockey player ever” by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. He is the leading point-scorer in NHL history, with more assists than any other player has points, and is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season – a feat he accomplished four times. InContinue reading “SmallThoughts:Old School Tuesday …Wayne Gretzky…aka the Great One”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Clark Gillies


Gillies earned his tough-guy reputation in the Canadian Junior leagues, earning 570 penalty minutes in 201 games with the Regina Pats. In 1974, Gillies and the Pats won the Memorial Cup. Later that year, the Islanders made him their first round selection in the NHL draft, taking him 4th overall. Gillies would also be selectedContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Clark Gillies”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bobby Nystrom


Nystrom’s first full season with the Islanders was 1973–74, where he tallied 41 points as a rookie, garnering Calder Trophy consideration as Rookie of the Year (the award eventually went to teammate Denis Potvin). As Potvin now used number 5, Nystrom would wear number 23. Over the next four seasons, as the Islander team improved,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bobby Nystrom”