Archive for the 'Hockey Urban Legends' Category

Did Ed Olczyk Feed a Kentucky Derby-Winning Horse Oats Out of the Stanley Cup?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: Ed Olczyk took his time with the Stanley Cup in 1994 to let the winning horse of [...]

Did a Man Hold Up a CBC TV Station to Force Them to Air His Son’s Hockey Game?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: A father of an NHL player held up a local CBC station to get them to air [...]

Did Wayne Gretzky Coin the Phrase “Skate to where the puck is going, not to where it is”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: Did Wayne Gretzky Coin the Phrase “Skate to where the puck is going, not to where it [...]

Was There a Hall-of-Fame Goalie Who Would Vomit Before Every Game?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: A Hall of Fame goalie used to vomit before each game. Besides his great goalie play, Hall [...]

How did a Superior Court Judge Get Involved In Whether a Hockey Coach Could Coach a Playoff Game?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: A Superior Court Judge allowed a suspended coach to coach a playoff game. In the 1988 Eastern [...]

Did the Red Wings Used to Lend Their Trainers Out to Teams That Needed an Emergency Goalie?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: The Detroit Red Wings used to lend their trainer to other teams if they needed a goalie [...]

What is the NHL Version of “Instant Karma’s Gonna Get You/Gonna Knock You Right on the Head”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: There was a remarkable act of almost instant karma in a 2001 Chicago Blackhawks/Colorado Avalanche game. On [...]

What Happened When Patrick Roy Decided to Suddenly Play Forward in a Game?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: Patrick Roy once decided to just take the puck and skate up at the opposing team’s net. [...]

Was Eric Lindros Really Once Traded to Two Different Teams at the Same Time?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: Eric Lindros was once traded to two different teams at the same time. Going into the 1991 [...]

Does the “H” on the Canadiens’ Jerseys Stands for “Habitants”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about hockey and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the hockey urban legends featured so far. HOCKEY URBAN LEGEND: The H on the Canadien’s jerseys stands for “Habitants” The Montreal Canadiens’ team nickname is the Habs, [...]