Archive for the 'Hockey Urban Legends' Category

Did a Former NHL Goalie Really Die During an Old-Timers 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: Bruce Gamble died during an Old Timer’s Game. Bruce Gamble was a hockey goalie who was best […]

How Did a Professional Wrestling Promoter Saved the Montreal Canadiens (and Helped Form the NHL)?

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 professional wrestling promoter ended up securing the Montreal Canadiens’ place in professional hockey history. Les Canadiens […]

Did a Hockey Player Compete in the Stanley Cup Finals Six Weeks After Being Given Last Rites?

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: Six weeks after having Last Rites performed for him, a hockey player was playing in the Stanley […]

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 […]