Who are the greatest hockey players in NHL history? Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky? Maurice “Rocket” Richard? Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe?
To celebrate the centennial year of the NHL, Canada’s History magazine is inviting hockey fans to go online and vote for the greatest players ever.
Go to CanadasHistory.ca/NHL@100 to cast your votes. Participants will have a chance to win a hand-made replica of the goalie mask used by hockey legend Jacques Plante in 1974. The contest runs from November 14, 2016, to January 4, 2017.
As well, Canada’s History is celebrating the NHL’s centennial with a special package of stories written by our country’s top sports writers.
From the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 1967 Stanley Cup triumph, to the fatal flub that ended the Edmonton Oilers’ Cup run in ’86, veteran sports scribes recall the “greatest games” they ever covered.
“The Greatest Game” package includes stories on all seven Canadian teams, as well as a bonus tale from the 1972 Canada-Russia Summit Series.
Contributing writers include: Dave Stubbs (Montreal Canadiens); Frank Orr (Toronto Maple Leafs); Eric Duhatschek (Calgary Flames), Patti Dawn Swansson (Winnipeg Jets); Dave Komosky (Edmonton Oilers), Wayne Scanlan (Ottawa Senators); Iain MacIntyre (Vancouver Canucks); and Red Fisher (1972 Summit Series).