Hockey Facts

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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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Buffalo Sabres Team History

Updated October 2017. The Buffalo Sabres joined the NHL in 1970. Owners Seymour and Northrup Knox held a contest to name the team, challenging fans to come up with something other than buffalo or bison
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Learning How to Skate

Players in the NHL make skating look so easy. But remember, they, too, had to start somewhere! The premise of skating should be all but impossible. Imagine, balancing yourself on frozen water using a piece
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NHL 2012 – Apr 18 – Sidney Crosby (#87) of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins Team History

Updated October 2017. The Pittsburgh Penguins were part of the league’s initial expansion in 1967. A newspaper contest was held to name the team, but part-owner Jack McGregor’s wife had already suggested the Penguins, inspired
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