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Storytime Hockey is a podcast dedicated to the history of hockey! Join with me as I delve into the people and stories that changed the game! Have a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at storytimehockey@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @storytimehockey

Storytime Hockey - A hockey history podcast Travis Duncan

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Storytime Hockey is a podcast dedicated to the history of hockey! Join with me as I delve into the people and stories that changed the game! Have a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at storytimehockey@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @storytimehockey

    S2 E6 - The Worst Team in NHL History - 1943-1944 New York Rangers

    S2 E6 - The Worst Team in NHL History - 1943-1944 New York Rangers

    In the pursuit of who the worst team in NHL history was, we take a look at the 1943-1944 New York Rangers. A 6 win season was the result of a series of circumstances far outside of their control. Yet through this season the Rangers served as a common denominator among the careers of some of the NHL's greatest players, award winners, military serviceman and the Second World War. This episode aims to prove that while the team was wildly fascinating, the Rangers were victim to a series of influences that made their season the worst in NHL history and set the team and franchise up to not achieve their main goal for decades, winning.

    Storytime Hockey is written and produced by Travis Duncan. Proudly part of The Hockey Podcast Network #THPN and sponsored by Draft Kings! Use promo code THPN
    Thank you to Jason Shaw for making his track Forever Believe available for use via the FMA
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    • 34 min
    S2 E5 - Anders Hedberg and 50 goals in under 50 games

    S2 E5 - Anders Hedberg and 50 goals in under 50 games

    On this episode of Storytime Hockey I talk about how I discovered the name Anders Hedberg and do a deep dive into his 1976-77 season. Hedberg became the first player to break Maurice Richard's goal scoring record, but it wasn't an isolated moment. Listen to find out how a rejected NHL owner want to be, the wild west of the WHA and Bobby Hull wanting a boat load of cash created a perfect storm for the WHA to be taken over by a Swedish speedster named Anders Hedberg.

    Storytime Hockey is written and produced by Travis Duncan. Proudly part of The Hockey Podcast Network #THPN and sponsored by Draft Kings! Use promo code THPN
    Thank you to Jason Shaw and The Weekend for making their tracks available for use via the FMA. Check out freemusicarchive.org
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    • 35 min
    S2 E4 = A brief history of Russian Defection

    S2 E4 = A brief history of Russian Defection

    Russian hockey players make up an important part of our hockey culture. They've contributed both to the modern game with players like Alex Ovechkin but also in the development of professional full time hockey players through their hockey programs and leagues based in Russia or the former USSR. The best players though, they always ended up in the NHL. For some of them, it wasn't as easy as just hopping on a plane and coming west. On this episode we talk about the Russia, the invasion of Ukraine the defections of Alexander Mogilny, Sergei Fedorov and Evgeni Malkin and what their experiences might mean for the future of players such as Matvey Michkov.

    Storytime Hockey is written and produced by Travis Duncan. Proudly part of The Hockey Podcast Network #THPN and sponsored by Draft Kings! Use promo code THPN
    Thank you to Jason Shaw for making his track Forever Believe available for use via the FMA
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    • 33 min
    S2 E3 - Alcide Laurin - The First Death in Hockey

    S2 E3 - Alcide Laurin - The First Death in Hockey

    Way back in 1905 hockey was just finding its roots as an organized sport in rural Canada. It was in a small town near Ottawa that the first fatality, death or murder occured. Alcide Laurin was the first recorded player to be killed during an organized game of hockey. His death at the hands of Allan Loney wasn't just an accident or a moment of violence in hockey. It moved to a murder and manslaughter charge and brought the entirety of hockey in Canada into the court room. Hockey was literally on trial. Listen to the episode to find out what happened on the ice, what happened in the court room and how the events on the ice that day represented a shifting Canadian society.

    Storytime Hockey is written and produced by Travis Duncan. Proudly part of The Hockey Podcast Network #THPN and sponsored by Draft Kings!

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    • 27 min
    S2E2 - Lafleur and the California Golden Seals

    S2E2 - Lafleur and the California Golden Seals

    The California Golden Seals were an outright oddity in the chapters of the NHL. From cooperalls to names on the back of jerseys and even an actual seal on the ice, the franchise left an incredible mark on the league before they relocated in 1976. Despite their failiures hockey would go on to flourish in the state with a modern day 3 teams and multiple Stanley Cup wins.
    Perhaps the Golden Seals would have had a different story to tell had they not traded away their 1971 First Overall Draft Pick. Listen for the story of how the Canadiens GM Sam Pollock worked his magic to earn the right to pick the legendary Guy Lafleur.

    Storytime Hockey is written and produced by Travis Duncan. Proudly part of The Hockey Podcast Network #THPN and sponsored by Draft Kings!
    Thank you to Peter Gresser for making his "Skipping in the No Standing Zone" available for use via Free Music Archive

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    • 24 min
    S2E1 - The Toronto 228th Battalion (NHA)

    S2E1 - The Toronto 228th Battalion (NHA)

    The Toronto 228th Battalion were a hockey team in the National Hockey Association. Over their short time in the NHA, they quickly created a collection of ownership disputes, contract and labour issues and wrecked havoc among the military leadership responsible for the Battalion

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    • 23 min

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