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In remembering Mike Bossy today, many #Isles and hockey fans will remember the game in which he scored twice in the third period to equal Maurice Richard's 50 goals in the first 50 games standard.

What you may forget is that he had a chance to break it.
Bryan Trottier had set up Bossy for the record-tying goal ... the one played and replayed all the time. He had also started the play that led to goal #49 for Bossy ... both goals coming with less than five minutes to go.

That made the score NYI 6, QUE 4. BTW, both teams were then penalized for too many men on the ice.

Bossy and Trottier remained out on the ice for 4 on 4 hockey.

Stefan Persson broke into the Nords' zone and hit Bossy with a pass as the winger raced down the slot.
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I must have been one of the first #Isles fans to know about Mike Bossy. Heck, I may have known about him before there was a New York Islanders.

Let me explain.
During my time at Exeter I worked with the hockey program in various capacities, largely because coach George Crowe worked on recruiting players from elsewhere.

Among those recruits were a pair of brothers from the Montreal area ... Brian and Dave Bossy.
Brian was a tough scoring forward while Dave was a big defenseman.

One time they were talking about a cousin who was tearing it up back home as a teenager. For some reason that conversation stuck with me.
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• WHAT IF: NHL TEAM WERE SOCCER TEAMS •
As a Brazilian hockey and soccer fan who likes soccer jerseys and loves to see jersey concepts for hockey I couldn't help but to wonder how they would look like and since I didn't find something like that I created one for each team! Image
Disclaimers: soccer jerseys usually have a sponsor and since we don't have that in NHL I simply used the helmet sponsors (for those cool guys that don't have one like Avs and Flyers I used the one from arena naming rights)

Teams are in abbreviation order!

Ok let's go!
1 - Anaheim Ducks
#FlyTogether @AnaheimDucks @DucksBRA

It's pretty simple but I think it looks fine, didn't want to mess something Image
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When it comes to discussions about structuring the postseasons of professional sports, there's a tension between wanting to enlarge the field and giving better teams more significant advantages reflecting regular season achievements.
I think that if you enlarge the postseason, you might want to shorten the regular season, because you've devalued it. But I don't think you need to construct artificial advantages for better teams.

If you want better teams to win, restrict the postseason.
Take hockey. Say goodbye to the divisions. Construct balanced schedules (3 games versus each of 15 conference opponents, home/away versus each of the teams in the opposite conference [32 games]). That gets you to 77 games. That's enough.
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OTD in 1959, after taking a shot from Andy Bathgate in the nose, Jacques Plante leaves the game & returns wearing a mask.

This is a (mega) thread to Plante & to the mask wearers who followed. Some great goalies/masks do not appear & some appear more than once.

#halloween2021
Gerry Cheevers and his iconic mask. The first to have markings on it. #NHLBruins
3/many

I considered doing a thread just on Michel Dion's mask.

#Pens #LetsGoPens
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I translated Ilya Sorokin’s latest interview to share with you … and all I can say is that I love him even more!

My favorite quotes are included in the thread below #Isles

sport-express.ru/hockey/nhl/rev…
We were strictly forbidden to wear a beard. I hate shaving, but there was no other way out … I leave the locker room, and I had my tie in my pocket. Lou saw this, walked over and indicated with his finger that the tie must be urgently put on. On game days, you must look perfect.
Interviewer: Igor Shesterkin in his first year was told by the [Rangers] club that he was fat, and forced to go on a diet.

Sorokin: I have 8 percent body fat — this is an excellent indicator.
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As the #Isles embark on their journey through the conference finals, I'd like to share a pertinent memory of a game against Arizona over a decade ago.
Before the game @GregLogan1 and I had dinner with another fam at Westgate, which seemed like a model for the Lighthouse concept ... and now @UBSArena.
Greg's a terrific guy who can talk about nearly anything.
In that night's game, Hilary Duff watched as Doug Weight scored his 1000th point on an assist on a Richard Park goal.

Another Islander scored his first ever NHL goal, which had been a long time coming.

Josh Bailey.

And now here we are. #LGI
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Folks, @realmikemilbury is ... Mike Milbury. He's an uneven analyst who says ignorant things. See @Jeremy_Roenick or @CoachsCornerDC. He was like this as a player, coach, and GM (ask #Isles fans). It was a stupid comment. What else is new?

Why is he there in the first place?
After all, he's this guy:

nbcsports.com/boston/video/m…
Both @NHLonNBCSports and @NHLNetwork have people who can do the job professionally. I learn from them. It's time to upgrade.
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Forty years ago it was a Saturday afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin. I had just finished my first year of graduate school.

I turned on my television to CBS. To my surprise, CBS had decided to televise Game 6 of the 1980 Stanley Cup Final.
Of course, to me this was no typical Stanley Cup Final. This year my New York Islanders were battling for the Cup in the Final for the first time.

Theme song?

I had grown up a New York Rangers fan through the 1972 Stanley Cup Final, when they had lost to Bobby Orr's Boston Bruins. That was my first year of prep school in New Hampshire. I was crushed. I had gone to a hockey camp run by @rodgilbert7 and Brad Park, so it felt personal.
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You've seen this many times ... but look (and listen) again.

Some notes:

1. This is the US CBS feed. Usually replays of this event use the Canadian feed, but it was Dan Kelly and Lou Nanne who brought this play to those of us in the USA.

Whole feed?

2. The beginning of the play due to Nystrom's forechecking, which forced the Flyers to clear the puck out of the zone to create the turnover.

3. Stefan Persson appears to have played that loose puck before Lorne Henning picks it up.
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Time for a little story about a boy, his first hockey hero,and his hero's hero ... featuring @rodgilbert7 ...
When I first became really interested in ice hockey in 1969, there was only one team in New York ... the Rangers.

That's right, before the #Isles appeared, there was only one way to #PlayLikeANewYorker ...

... and the New Yorker I followed was #7, Rod Gilbert.
My mom secured a copy of his autobiography, co-written with @StanFischler, and I devoured it. Yes, Stan, I still have it. Goal: My Life on Ice.

When I went to my first game at MSG, guess who scored the first NHL goal I ever saw? That's right ... Rod Gilbert.
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As 2019 comes to a close, I thought this would be a great time to share my past 10 years in #PxP #playbyplay, a great decade personally when it comes to my work, but certainly a roller coaster ride at times (con't):

#LoveSportscasting
#InTheBooth
@STAAtalent
2010 - I spent 9 seasons w/ @TheSoundTigers - 1 guy who had a long tenure was Mark Wotton, who never put up a ton of points on the blue line, but he had a knack for OT game-winners like this:



#LoveSportscasting
#InTheBooth
@STAAtalent
2011 - Love calling fisticuffs-@hockeyfights & @IslesEnforcers know this. @wyshynski & #PuckDaddy ranked this the no. 2 fight of the 2010-11 season: CC: @gally44 & @TheRecker19



#LoveSportscasting
#InTheBooth
@STAAtalent
@TheHersheyBears
@thesoundtigers
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Como estamos a las puertas de la nueva temporada de la NHL y el verano se ha hecho muuuuuy largo, que mejor que arrancar motores comentando un poco a cada una de las 31 franquícias de la liga.

Va, va! Que ya empieza esto!

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ANAHEIM DUCKS

Con un año normal de lesiones y contando con un goalie del calibre de Gibson, los Ducks deberían volver a ser mucho mejor equipo. Dar minutos y roles importantes a jóvenes como Comtois, Terry y Steel, sería una excelente noticia para su futuro.

#LetsGoDucks
Atención a: Ondrej Kase

Tiene un historial de lesiones preocupante pero siempre es un jugador que destaca. Anaheim necesitará de su talento goleador para salir del pozo.
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