Category Archives: FTHN Legends

The NHL’s best father-son combinations

(Left to right) Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA's Houston Aeros. (SI)

Left to right: Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA’s Houston Aeros. (SI)

For fathers and sons, professional sports have always been a fun way to bond and grow closer together, and hockey is no different. Plenty of kids from big Eastern metropolises, to rural Canadian farmland, and everywhere in-between develop a love for hockey from their parents.

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Mike Gartner: Hall of Famer without a Cup

Mike Gartner (Capitals)

Mike Gartner (Capitals)

Has there ever been a more subdued and quiet star in the NHL than Mike Gartner? A perennial 30 goal scorer throughout his career, Gartner was the epitome of what being a professional on and off the ice is all about. The one thing missing from his glorious resume is that elusive Stanley Cup. Let’s take a look back on what was a memorable and historic career in the NHL. Read more

Islanders Legendary coach, Al Arbor battling Parkinson’s and dementia

Jiggs McDonald (l), Al Arbour (c), Ed Westfall (r) - (photo: 985Sports)

Jiggs McDonald (l), Al Arbour (c), Ed Westfall (r) – (photo: 985Sports)

Al Arbour is looking for some help, nothing monetary, just kind words that could go a long way in his battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Toronto based reporter, Howard Berger recently caught up with Al Arbour’s good friend and former Islanders play-by-play man, Jiggs McDonald. Read more

Dominik Hasek’s unorthodox style on and off the ice leads to jersey retirement in Buffalo

Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek had his No. 39 retired by the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 13th (Harry Scull Jr., AP/The Buffalo News)

Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek had his No. 39 retired by the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 13th (Harry Scull Jr., AP/The Buffalo News)

This past Tuesday, the Buffalo Sabres celebrated the brilliant career of a skinny little goalie named Dominik Hasek. A completely unassuming net minder by his appearance, was a good reason to follow the old adage; you should never judge a book by its cover. Read more

Teemu Selanne has jersey retired without buddy Paul Kariya

Teemu Selanne watches his number raised to the rafters with family (OC Register - Michael Goulding)

Teemu Selanne watches his number raised to the rafters with family (OC Register – Michael Goulding)

Teemu Selanne, also known as the Finnish Flash, was the first player in Duck’s history to have his jersey retired. It was a fitting honor for one of the game’s true gentleman. “It was a proud moment,” Selanne recollected. One that he and the fans of both Winnipeg and Anaheim will never forget. Read more

Wayne Gretzky needs to come back to the NHL

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky smiles during his induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday Nov. 22, 1999.(CP PHOTO/Frank Gunn)

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky smiles during his induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday Nov. 22, 1999.(CP PHOTO/Frank Gunn)

Gretzky is without a doubt the global ambassador for hockey. He holds many accolades and is respected by many people within the hockey universe. With the experience he holds both on and off the ice, is it time that he comes back to hockey once again? Read more

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