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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 14

From the opening bars of the 1967 expansion, Sam Pollock and Wren Blair (Minnesota’s…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 13

The Oakland Seals represent the low point of the great expansion for good reason….

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 12

The Pittsburgh Penguins had a unique problem in 1967. The AHL’s Pittsburgh…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 11

The St. Louis Blues approached the 1967 expansion draft with an eye to becoming…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOLUME 10

The papers were unkind to Jack Kent Cooke. He’d drafted a bunch of unknowns…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 8: VEEDON FLEECE

Depth. The great expansion of 1967 was about depth, or a lack of it. From 1942…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 7

Among American NHL teams, the Detroit Red Wings were the only ones capable of…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 6

New York’s sports teams will never be ‘small market’ but in…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 5

History tells us the Chicago Blackhawks won Stanley in 1961 and then pissed…

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THE GREAT EXPANSION VOL 4

The Boston Bruins changed the course of history when Bobby Orr agreed to a contract,…

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