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Edmonton's Greatest Hockey Hero (and it's not who you think)


Edmonton native and resident Dr. Randy Gregg had a career like no other, enjoying success on the amateur, professional and international stage ... all in his home town.

Looking Back...at Jaroslav Pouzar


Bruce McCurdy on Jaroslav Pouzar and his run with the Dynasty Days Edmonton Oilers



A look back at Jaroslav Pouzar, an unsung hero from the days of the Edmonton dynasty days.

Anniversaries II: Saddledome


This didn't really fit thematically with the Gretzky/Messier post, but today, October 15, also marks the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Saddledome in our sister city of Calgary. Three years after...

"Scouting" a Hall of Famer -- two ancient game reports


My first view of Glenn Anderson occurred sometime during the 1978-79 season, when the University of Denver brought their fine hockey team to Edmonton for an exhibition game against the University...

From the archives: The campaign to elect Glenn Anderson


Date: November 13, 2006To: Hockey Hall of FameFrom: BruceRe: The compelling case for Glenn AndersonWhen Wayne Gretzky retired in the spring of 1999, the NHL decided to honour him in a multitude of...

Anniversaries VI: Heritage Classic --Friday


Five years ago this weekend Edmonton hosted the NHL’s first outdoor game. This lifelong fan was one of 57,167 people in attendance that day, but my experiences over that hockey weekend were in some...

Anniversaries V: Bugsy's new shoes


November 20, 1980 was a Thursday of course, it being exactly one "solar cycle" ago (28 years = 7 leap cycles). It seems like a long time ago but what goes around comes around; there are some...

Another great one honoured


Glenn Anderson goes into the hall of fame. Bruce McCurdy looks back fondly at his career.

Anniversaries VIII: 50 in 39


It was a magic time. If you didn't live through it, it's hard to comprehend what a record-breaking machine Wayne Gretzky was. He didn't just break records, he destroyed them with a flair for the...

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