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NHL Fun Facts

Postby Strangelove » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:42 pm

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Manny Malhotra is presently alone in fifth place amongst NHLers taking 569 or more faceoffs this season.

Aaron Volpatti is presently alone in first place amongst NHLers taking 4 or more faceoffs this season.

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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Strangelove » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:28 pm

Madcombinepilot on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:44 pm wrote:Can you name me a team that traded its #1 goalie, leader in the dressingroom, and former captain, MID SEASON and still won a cup??? Trading Lu this year is a guaranteed way to have us not win again.


FUN FACT:

Roberto Luongo was one of only 7 goaltenders in NHL history to be named captain

.... and 1st since Bill Durnan of the Montreal Canadiens in 1947–48!
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Strangelove » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:43 am

Amongst defensemen who have played 50+ games this season...

there are 4 Vancouver Canucks in the top 38 in the PPG category. :shock:

Harrison Mooney? @HarrisonMooney
"If WPG & FLA make playoffs, 30 teams will have made playoffs since lockout. Maple Leafs will not be one of them.”

There is currently an 89% chance the Leaves will NOT make the playoffs this year:

http://playoffstatus.com/nhl/mapleleafsstandings.html

They’re fun and they’re facts = FUN FACTS! :D
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby rats19 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:35 pm

Humourus in fact... :lol:
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Per » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:30 am

Strangelove wrote:
Harrison Mooney? @HarrisonMooney
"If WPG & FLA make playoffs, 30 teams will have made playoffs since lockout. Maple Leafs will not be one of them.”

That's quite an achievement in a 30 team league... :)
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:00 am

The Canucks have had two Swedish players named Sammy wear the #26 this calendar year. Both being the only two on the club to have Stanley Cup rings.

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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby donlever » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:03 am

Good one Eddy.

Most folks may know that big Gino Odjick wore number 66 in his NHL debut versus the Blackhawks.

Perhaps they do not realize that the change to 29 was initiated by the NHL who contacted the Canucks after the game and requested that 66 not be used.
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Per » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:05 am

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:The Canucks have had two Swedish players named Sammy wear the #26 this calendar year. Both being the only two on the club to have Stanley Cup rings.

Fun.

Nah. It'd be more fun if all the players on the team had Stanley Cup rings.
We'll have to see what we can do about that..... :look:
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:36 am

donlever wrote:Good one Eddy.

Most folks may know that big Gino Odjick wore number 66 in his NHL debut versus the Blackhawks.

Perhaps they do not realize that the change to 29 was initiated by the NHL who contacted the Canucks after the game and requested that 66 not be used.


Hmmm..... wonder if Wilf Paiment switched to #27 with Quebec for the same reason.
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby wienerdog » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:17 pm

donlever wrote:Good one Eddy.

Most folks may know that big Gino Odjick wore number 66 in his NHL debut versus the Blackhawks.

Perhaps they do not realize that the change to 29 was initiated by the NHL who contacted the Canucks after the game and requested that 66 not be used.


I was at that game!! A total beauty - people lost their shit over Gino!!



Ah, winter nights. :drink:

The fun fact: Anton Rödin was born on the same day - Nov 21, 1990 - that Gino wore no 66 and pasted Grimson in the FACE!!!

[where's the bearded wheelchaired 'donlever' smiley when I need it?]

Another interesting aside: it was later that season, March 5, 1991, that the Nucks made one of the most important transactions in franchise history with our opponents from last night:

To VAN: Cliff Ronning, Sergio Momesso, Geoff Courtnall, Robert Dirk, 5th round draft pick
To STL: Garth Butcher and Dan Quinn

The arrival of Gino, this crazy trade - you could really feel the upswing happening in Canuckland that season...
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Strangelove » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:24 pm

Per wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Harrison Mooney? @HarrisonMooney
"If WPG & FLA make playoffs, 30 teams will have made playoffs since lockout. Maple Leafs will not be one of them.”

That's quite an achievement in a 30 team league... :)


Team # 30 - Atlanta.

Team # 31 - Winnipeg. ;)
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Per » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:38 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Per wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Harrison Mooney? @HarrisonMooney
"If WPG & FLA make playoffs, 30 teams will have made playoffs since lockout. Maple Leafs will not be one of them.”

That's quite an achievement in a 30 team league... :)


Team # 30 - Atlanta.

Team # 31 - Winnipeg. ;)

I know, but it's still funny! 8-)
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Strangelove » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:02 pm

Per wrote:I know, but it's still funny! 8-)


It's funny AND it's fun!! :D

Fun fact:

On February 27 2012 the Buffalo Sabres became the first NHL team to ever have 3 German-born players on its roster

.... Jochen Hecht and ex-Canucks Ehrhoff & Sulzer! :D

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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby Strangelove » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:37 pm

donlever wrote:Most folks may know that big Gino Odjick wore number 66 in his NHL debut versus the Blackhawks.

Perhaps they do not realize that the change to 29 was initiated by the NHL who contacted the Canucks after the game and requested that 66 not be used.


Yeah Gino was pissed initially but says it's all bridge under the water now. ;)

The story goes Gino originally wanted #666 but didn't know how to spell it! :D
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Re: NHL Fun Facts

Postby dhabums » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:55 pm

Fun, unprovable fact:

From my first game in 1974/75 (2-2 v. Flyers) - 1985ish, I went to about 40 games and the Canucks never lost.
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