During the 1950’s, the Boston Bruins finished second during the decade even though they did see three Stanley Cup finals. In 1968, they made the playoffs. The 1960’s were very powerful and memorable years for the Boston Bruins. Many records were broken, trophies were awarded, and some of the most magical hockey players were on the New England team. In 1972... ... middle of paper ... ...hy-the-boston-bruins-are-the-best-team-in-the-nhl "NHL All-Time Teams: Boston Bruins."
His team went on to win the 1955 Minnesota state hockey championship. Brooks then attended the University of Minnesota and played hockey as a Gopher from 1955 to 1959. In 1960 he was asked to join the US Olympic team, but was cut a week before the start of the games. The 1960 team went on to win gold and Brooks later told head coach Jack Riley that he “must have made the right decision- you won.” Brooks went on to set a record by playing on a total of eight US National and Olympic teams, winning bronze in the 1962 world championship. While his playing career is very impressive, his coaching career is where he made the biggest affect.
By age seven he was already known to local sports press for his hockey talent. At age ten he scored an incredible 159 goals in 55 games playing hockey in his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. He had a season point total of 280 points (Sidney-Crosby.info). Sidney was so good at playing hockey he excelled against players up to three years older than him. By age fourteen it was clear Sidney was well on his way to a great professional hockey career.
After his rookie year with the Edmonton Oilers, Wayne had already held a record; "Most assists by a player in his first NHL season", and more and more followed as he played out his career. Gretzky holds the most goals in regular seasons at 89... ... middle of paper ... ...ing his many years in the NHL he played for Team Canadaat the Canadian Cup Championships, winning in 1984, 1987, and in 1991. Just reviewing all the achievements, accomplishments and awards Waynehas received, you can truly understand why Gretzky has received the name "The Great One", and why he is the greatest Canadian hockey player to play the game. He has set just about every record in the NHL, or gave the holder a good fight, and has skills in every aspect of the game, not just those of a forward. Wayne has received countless amounts of awards from most goals scored in a season, to the most gentlemanly player award, which no other player has even come close to obtaining, and he has won more championships and Stanley Cups than anyone has ever needed to.
He had an outstanding year posting 91 points in just 58 games. Although he didn’t look as good as Pat Lafontaine, “he was still considered one of the top prospects in the upcoming draft”. (“Steve Yzerman” Legends o... ... middle of paper ... ... is still going to this day. He led his team as the longest serving captain the NHL has ever seen, earning him the name “Captain”. Yzerman also had the honor of having his number 19 retired by the Red Wings.
Bobby Orr’s start in hockey was something that would become something that he would developed a passion for throughout his lifetime. It was one thing that always made him smile, being on the ice. If you were a young boy growing up in Canada you most likely dreamed of playing hockey in the NHL and that dream came true for Bobby Orr, but it all ... ... middle of paper ... ...people or sign autographs but he really emphasizes kids learning good values in sports and to have fun. ("Bobby Orr.") One of the few great hockey stars of the generation of the late 1940’s is Bobby Orr.
In his six year’s of coaching at the university, he led the team to three national championships (Herb Brooks). In 1980, his United States Olympic hockey team, consisting of all college students, achieved one of the greatest spectacles in sports history: “The miracle on ice.” His team beat the Soviets in a white-knuckle, heart pounding game with a score of four to three. The Soviet’s were a well trained, terrifying team that were considered to be the greatest hockey team that has ever taken the ice. After leading his team to this miraculous victory, he continued his coaching career up until his tragic death in 2003. His high expectations for his team and his fearful, powerful motivational techniques led him down a path of greatness that helped him become an inspiration to all.
Did you know that Wayne Gretzky holds more records than any other hockey player that is currently playing or has played?? According to Gretzky, Wayne started playing hockey at just six years of age. Biography.com states that Gretzky was ready to play in the NHL but his age created a problem in the beginning. Gretzky confirms that Gretzky holds the most records compared to any other player and had many capabilities on the ice. Gretzky states that Wayne has won many awards throughout his career, some he has won multiple times, and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame after retirement.
Duke won 24 games in 1984 and earned the first NCAA bid under Coach K. With the same boys, they were now seniors, the 1986 Duke team won an NCAA-record 37 games while claiming titles in the Big Apple NIT, ACC regular season, ACC Tournament and the NCAA East Regional. They made a school record with a 21-game winning streak during the year. They were undefeated at home, advanced to the NCAA Championship game in Dallas and played more games than any other team in college basketball history. With the loss of the five seniors, many expected Duke to start losing again. Coach Krzyzewski was going backwards, he wanted to keep moving forward.