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Video: Stephane Matteau OT Goal vs New Jersey Devils - Game 7 ECF 1994 - Full Sequence (NHL Classic)

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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The full sequence for Stephane Matteau's legendary overtime winner in Game Seven of the 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals has been uploaded to Youtube by TheHockeyWebCaster in the best possible quality.

Relive the unbelievable moment in New York Rangers history, and one of the greatest calls ever, courtesy of Howie Rose: "Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!". 

NHL expansion to Las Vegas said to be near completion

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Image Source: Moyan Brenn (Flickr)

Las Vegas has held a firm interest in the NHL and Ice Hockey since the year of 1991, in which they hosted a preseason game outside Caesars Palace between the teams of the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers. It proved to be the first ever outdoor Ice Hockey match in the NHL’s modern era.

By 1997 ‘Sin City’ had begun its very own preseason tournament, branded as ‘Frozen Fury’, which is between the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event has been sold out every year since its inauguration.

In the past, the media have even openly speculated as to whether there was a behind-closed-doors plan in place between the league and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, to take the Phoenix Coyotes to Nevada. But, after long negotiations and interest from Seattle, the Coyotes were acquired by Arizona and will begin their first season – the coming 2014/15 season – under their new name, the Arizona Coyotes.

But, with these promising developments and the fact that several NHL awards ceremonies have in the past been staged in Las Vegas, the NHL Commissioner Gary Bettmen has always extraneously denied any possible expansion moves, despite admitting the National Hockey League was always open to pitches.

Well, it seems that some of those pitches may have finally come to fruition, as several high profile reports are now suggesting that a deal to bring NHL Ice Hockey to the City of Sin is all but completed, with the only thing left to decide being which owner will earn the right to declare they were the first to bring a major sporting franchise to Vegas.

The news is surely a boost for NHL betting fans, who can now not only bet on their favourite games but could also ‘mix and match’ the trip for some Ice Hockey to involve some light-hearted gambling across several of the hundreds of casinos in Vegas. Given that Frozen Fury is held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, fans have almost immediate access to the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel, meaning that fans already have a possible weekend away in Vegas almost sitting on their doorstep!

The report surrounding the Vegas bid comes in conjunction with news that the ever-speculated addition of a NHL team from Seattle could be closer to hand than first thought. Reports are suggesting that several high-profile business moguls – including billionaire Victor Coleman – have reached an agreement to form a ‘super bid’ that would see a Seattle side undoubtedly add balance to the current 30-team NHL, that has two more franchises in its Eastern Conference than the Western.

In other expansion news, Toronto and Quebec City are also considering moves that would increase the amount of Canadian sides in the NHL to nine teams, with those plans said to be developing for as soon as 2017.

Video: NHL 15 Gameplay Series - Living Worlds

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Here's the official trailer for EA's biggest improvement in NHL 15: Living Worlds. Make sure you watch until the end for Chelgram selfies.

Photo: New St. Louis Blues home and away jerseys revealed

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: New St. Louis Blues jerseys revealed

About one month ago, the new St. Louis Blues uniform concept was leaked. Now, the home and away jerseys for the 2014-15 NHL season have been officially revealed. [Video here]. [s/t @StLouisBlues].

Video: Vincent Praplan Filthy Goal vs HV71 - CHL - Aug 22, 2014

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Yesterday, I posted a GIF of Vincent Praplan's crazy goal from a Champions Hockey League tournament. Now here's the video, which shows multiple angles of the incredible individual effort. Enjoy.

[s/t HockeyWebCaster].

GIF: Vincent Praplan scores INCREDIBLE goal in tournament

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

GIF: Vincent Praplan scores INCREDIBLE goal in CHL tournament

It's not every day you get to see a hockey goal that will literally take you out of your seat and drop your jaws to the floor. But today, this goal by 20 year-old Swish prospect Vincent Praplan will do just that. Video here. 

The foward made a series of crazy moves to beat the opposing team for a highlight-reel tally: first he recieved the pass with a spin-a-rama, then he chipped the puck into the air and between two defenders, and finally, he made a slick move to his backhand to put it past the goaltender. Magical.

Don't Miss: The greatest hockey goals ever scored in GIFs

The goal was just posted on r/Hockey and is from a Champions Hockey League tournament. There's not a lot of context, but I'm assuming that it's a recent clip because I've never seen it before.

GIF: Geoff Platt scores amazing juggling goal in KHL 

Mark Messier Hat-Trick vs New Jersey Devils - Game 6 ECF 1994

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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After falling behind 3-2 in the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, captain Mark Messier guaranteed his team, the New York Rangers, would win Game Six versus the New Jersey Devils. He was right. Watch him register a hat-trick in this classic NHL moment. [s/t HockeyWebCaster].

Fuelled by his epic performance, the NYR went on to win Game Seven as well - Stephane Matteau scored his memorable overtime goal - and then the Stanley Cup in the following round over Vancouver.

It was their first championship in 54 years, ending the curse.

Video: Peter Forsberg Hat-Trick vs Florida Panthers (1999)
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Photo: 2015 NHL All-Star Game Logo Leaked

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: 2015 NHL All-Star Game Logo Leaked

This will likely be the new logo for 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend. Unfortunately, the league is going chrome again. The crest was leaked on a practice jersey recently. [s/t Icethetics].

Video: Jordan Subban scores insane goal at BioSteel Camp

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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It takes a lot of hand-eye coordination to knock a puck out of the air, on your skates, and past a goaltender. But to do it immediately after three straight 360 degree spins, that's pretty incredible.

Jordan Subban scored an innovative goal on his brother Malcolm at the BioSteel Camp today. Check it out above.

Video: Yevgeny Medvedev amazing one-handed goal in KHL

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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