Red Wings vs. Penguins Version 1983

Call us crazy but for some reason we don't think we'll be seeing anything quite like this as these teams vie for the 2009 Stanley Cup.


May 31, 2009 | E-mail | Comments (1) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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to a Mitchell & Ness retailer near you

 

Anyone have a guess?

May 21, 2009 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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On This Date In History: May 19, 1974

On May 19, 1974, the Philadelphia Flyers won their first Stanley Cup.  In a six game series they topped the Bobby Orr led Boston Bruins.  The video clip below really says it all.

 

 

The 1973 - 74 season was a special one for the Flyers. Their first Cup was won with a lot of skill, perseverance and toughness (you've heard of the Broad Street Bullies, right?)  But there was another contributor to their success that you may not know about. 

In 1969 the Flyers started playing Kate Smith's rendition of God Bless America before some of their most important games.  On those nights the Flyers seemed to win more than they lost. So, on October 11 1973, at the home opener, the Flyers brought in their singing good luck charm.  The Flyers won. Kate was brought in a second time on May 19, 1974. 

You know what happened that night.


 

The Flyers continue  to keep this tradition alive.  Before big games these days they combine clips of Kate with a live performance by current Flyers pre-game performer, Lauren Hart.


 

 

We love the way the Flyers celebrate both their past and present.  And we're not just saying that because they're our hometown team.

Does your team do a good job of keeping their history alive?  Let us know about it.

 

May 18, 2009 | E-mail | Comments (1) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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On This Date In History: May 11, 1972

On this date in history, the Boston Bruins topped the New York Rangers in six games to win their fifth Stanley Cup.  The Bruins skated smoothly through the playoffs, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs in five games and sweeping the St. Louis Blues in four.  Winning the Cup was big, but the real story of these playoffs, and the entire 71 - 72 season, was Bobby Orr. 

Orr finished the season with some impressive hardware -  the Hart Memorial Trophy (presented to the regular season MVP) and the James Norris Memorial Trophy (presented to the leagues’s top defenseman.)  Number 4's dominance continued into the playoffs, setting the NHL record for playoff assists with 19 and for playoff points by a defenseman with 24.  Needless to say, the Conn Smythe Trophy (presented to the playoff MVP) was Orr’s too. 

Quite a year for the Bruins and their legendary defenseman.  Think Beantown raised a few of these in his honor?

 

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Happy Birthday Martin Brodeur

Mitchell & Ness wishes Happy Birthday to a man with impeccable taste (that's our NJ Devils Center Ice jacket in case you didn't know.)  And, well, you're a pretty good goalie too.

May 6, 2009 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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