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Colorado Avalanche Team History

Updated October 2017. The Avalanche came into existence in August 1995 when the Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver. The Nordiques played in the World Hockey Association (WHA), a rival league to the NHL in the
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Edmonton Oilers Team History

Updated October 2017. One of the most storied sports franchises, the Oilers are five-time Stanley Cup champions. It all began in 1972 when the Oilers started play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). Named after
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Arizona Coyotes Team History

Updated October 2017. As the original Winnipeg Jets, the franchise made a splash in the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1972 when they signed Bobby Hull to a $1 million contract. Hull played all seven
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Washington Capitals Team History

Updated October 2017. The Washington Capitals got off to a rough start in the NHL with a record of 8-67-5 in their 1974-75 inaugural season. Their .131 win percentage still stands as the lowest in
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New Jersey Devils Team History

Updated October 2017. The Devils were formed in 1974 as the Kansas City Scouts.  The club moved to Colorado for six years before relocating to New Jersey in 1982.  A statewide contest was held to
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Advanced Statistics Explained

There has always been goals, assists and points. Over the years, the NHL and fans alike started keeping track of real-time stats, which included hits, blocked shots and faceoff wins/losses. The way we kept tabs
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John Tavares

New York Islanders Team History

Updated October 2017. The New York Islanders joined the NHL in 1972. It was expected they would be called the Long Island Ducks after a former local club. Instead, the team reviewed the names considered
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Stay Up-To-Date with the xHockeyProducts Blog

When you visit xHockeyProducts.com or xHockeyProducts.ca, you will find the most up-to-date equipment, training tools and hockey necessities on the market. But how are you staying current with the trends of the game? That's where Everything Hockey
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Carolina Hurricanes Team History

Updated October 2017. The Carolina Hurricanes franchise began in 1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association, then a rival to the NHL.  The two leagues merged in 1979 and the team
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Calgary Flames Team History

Updated October 2017. Originally founded as the Atlanta Flames in 1972, the Flames’ first team owner was real estate developer Tom Cousins. The team name stems from The March to the Sea, a campaign conducted
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Vancouver Canucks Team History

Updated October 2017. After failing to acquire a 1967 expansion team, Vancouver was awarded an NHL franchise in 1970 along with the Buffalo Sabres. The Canucks, a slang term for “Canadians,” were already a Western
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