Podcast #5: NHL playoff ’93: Still an epic 25 years later

The second hockey (fifth overall) of what will hopefully be many podcasts focuses on the 1993 NHL playoffs, one of the best ever. The best team was shockingly upset, the Cup returned to its most frequent home, and the Greatest One of them all delivered a performance for the ages.


NHL ’94 released in October 1993.

Rock ’em, sock ’em

Mario Lemieux 1992-1993: 60 games, 69 goals, 91 assists, 160 points. He won the Hart trophy over Doug Gilmour. Here’s an official article about the diagnosis.

Gretzky grew up in Brantford, Ontario, just an hour from Toronto, so he defeat his hometown team. Correction was that game 6 was known as the high stick game, while Game 7 is when Wayne had the hat trick, to send L.A. to the Stanley Cup Finals. Leafs fans may want to seriously injury me for getting that backwards. Overall, Wayne had 40 points in the playoffs to lead the league, tied with Gilmour for the lead in assists with 25.

What we missed:

The Adams division was the division I failed to mention.

Pittsburgh also had Joe Mullen, the first U.S. born player to score 1,000 career points. Bob Errey signed as a free agent with San Jose, not the Anaheim expansion draft.

Hasek did not start for Buffalo, it was Oilers legend Grant Fuhr between the pipes for the Sabres who lost three games to Montreal in overtime.

Podcast #3: How was Gretzky so good?

Podcast #3 overall, Hockey #1.

The third of what will hopefully be many podcasts focuses on how hockey players like Wayne Gretzky are so good despite not having LeBron James’s physical gifts.

Daneyko on Lou moving on from Devils

In professional sports, usually the face of the franchise is a player or possibly a head coach, but in New Jersey it was Devils President, GM, and occasional coach Lou Lamoriello for almost 30 years.

Sad to see him go, but as my only favorite team that ever won a title I can remember, he did more than enough for the Mickey Mouse organization in the armpit of America.

Ken Daneyko, 20 year Devil, explains Lou’s greatness here. 

Leafs history overshadowed by Elias’s 400th goal

The Toronto Maple Leafs made the wrong kind of history Friday night when they lost their franchise record 11th straight game. Lucky for them, the moment was overshadowed by Patrik Elias netting his 400th career goal. Elias, who has played his entire NHL career with the New Jersey Devils becomes the 91st player in NHL history with 400 goals.

Elias already reached the 1,000 point plateau and naturally the 600 assist mark earlier this year. He’s the first player to score 1,000 career points with the Devils, though others have achieved the milestone 1,000th with the Devils.

When his career is over, you have to figure his #26 will be the first forward’s sweater retired by the Devils.