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Oh, Canada! Is it still Canada’s game?

Lemieux (l) and Gretzky (r) celebrate at Canada Cup

Lemieux (l) and Gretzky (r) celebrate at Canada Cup

Wayne Gretzky? Check. Gordie Howe? Check. Mario Lemiuex? Check.

While these legendary names say hockey and Canada, all it takes is a quick glance up and down any current NHL roster and a check of birth certificates to understand that the game does not belong exclusively to the folks north of the border anymore. Read more

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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FTHN Legends: Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux is the face of the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Mario Lemieux is the face of the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Legend is only one word that describes NHL Superstar Mario Lemieux. Player, MVP, Stanley Cup Champion, Cancer Survivor, Retired, Savior, Philanthropist and Owner are a few more.  To say Lemieux has done it all in the world of hockey would be an understatement.  Needless to say these words all tell a story of a part of an amazing journey from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Pittsburgh, PA.  Read more