Stan Mikita

Happy 71st birthday to legendary centerman Stan “Stosh” Mikita. Mikita was born in 1940, in the town of Sokolce of the Slovak Republic. Mikita’s birth name was actually Stanislav Guoth, but when Czechoslovakia became a Communist controlled country, Stosh fled to Ontario. Once in Ontario, he was adopted by his aunt and uncle and changed his name to Mikita.

 

Mikita played an amazing 21 seasons in the NHL, and all for the Chicago Blackhawks. Mikita was an incredible scorer throughout his career, however, he was also well known for his temper in his early years. Upon retiring during the ’79-’80 season, Mikita was third overall in career scoring and seventh overall in career games played. Three years after his retirement, Mikita was elected in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983. Over the course of his 21 season career, Mikita won the Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP) twice, the Art Ross Trophy (NHL’s leading scorer) four times, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (league’s most sportsmanlike player) twice and was a Stanley Cup Champion in 1961. Mikita’s number #21 jersey is retired by the Blackhawks.

 

Happy Birthday Stosh!

 

      

 

May 20, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Playoffs...You're talking Playoffs?

The 2010-2011 NHL regular season has officially come to an end, and the playoff schedules have been set. Here is how we think the playoff race will shake out.

 

Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Matchups:

(1)   Washington Capitals vs. (8) New York Rangers

(2)   Philadelphia Flyers vs. (7) Buffalo Sabres

(3)   Boston Bruins vs. (6) Montreal Canadiens

(4)   Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

 

Western Conference Quarterfinal Matchups:

(1)   Vancouver Canucks vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks

(2)   San Jose Sharks vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings

(3)   Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) Phoenix Coyotes

(4)   Anaheim Ducks vs. (5) Nashville Predators

 

Eastern Conference Semifinals Matchups:

(1)   Washington Capitals vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

(2)   Philadelphia Flyers vs. (3) Boston Bruins

 

Western Conference Semifinals Matchups:

(1)   Vancouver Canucks vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings

(2)   Detroit Red Wings vs. (5) Nashville Predators

 

Conference Finals Matchups:

(2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

 

Stanley Cup Finals Matchup:

(5)   Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

 

Stanley Cup Winner: Detroit Red Wings

 

How do you think the 2011 NHL playoffs will finish out?

 

 

April 11, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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In Honor of Their First Game...

November of 1926 was the first time the Chicago Blackhawks would take the ice as a franchise of the National Hockey League. They would go on to defeat the Toronto St. Pat's at the Chicago Coliseum.

We thought today would be perfect to highlight two of the most beloved Blackhawk legends - Bobby Hull & Stan Mikita.

Chicago Blackhawks 1960-1961 Home Jersey - Bobby Hull

Chicago Blackhawks 1960-1961 Home Jersey - Stan Mikita

November 17, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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