The expansion was spurred by a league that had formed in the 1950s, the western hockey league. The extended answer is as followed and comes courtesy of one of our fave trivia books the new hockey quiz book by ron wight. Considering the age of the nhl, the term original six is fairly new to its history, coming into use after the leagues expansion from. The year was 1926, and hockey was already a popular sport at madison square garden only the team of.
Learn more about the history and accomplishments of the team in this article. However, many hockey historians refer to modern day hockey beginning with whats. Most fans can also correctly identify the teams that make up the original six. History of ice hockey from early beginnings to current. Ice hockey is played with two opposing teams wearing ice skates. The original six are the six teams that made up the national hockey league nhl for the 25 seasons between the 194243 nhl season and the 1967 nhl expansion. Combining iconic images and hockey lore, hockeys original 6 is the perfect gift for sports fans, history buffs, and art collectors. Each book is a factfilled journey of one of the original six teamsbruins, blackhawks, red wings. A guest post by alex summers the original six refers to the six founding teams of the modern nhl prior to the 1967 expansion. One of the original six franchises that made up the nhl from 1942 to 1967, the blackhawks have won six stanley cup titles. When the nhl debuted for the 191718 season, the regular season opened with four teams and closed with three when the montreal wanderers disbanded after their arena burned down. It might seem hard to believe, but the new york rangers were once an nhl expansion team. Ice hockey history, changes and important milestones.
How the canadiens, bruins, rangers, blackhawks, maple leafs, and red wings laid the groundwork for today. With more than 800 questions and answerscategorized by team and covering memorable games, records and awards, trades and outstanding playersthe book. The hockey stars of the 1950s and 60srocket richard, gordie ho. Those words immediately bring to mind images from the nhls rich history from a time when goalies had no masks, and giants.
Those words immediately bring to mind images from the nhls rich historyfrom a time when goalies had no masks, and giants like eddie shore and toe blake patrolled the ice. A brief history of the original six usa hockey magazine. Each story is about about 1 of the original 6 nhl teams. Since the inception of the national hockey league on november 26, 1917. For over a quarter of a century, through foreign wars and technological upheaval, the. But despite what the name would suggest, the original six werent really the leagues original teams. True stories from hockey s classic era as want to read. Chicago blackhawks, american professional hockey team based in chicago that plays in the national hockey league. The original six hockey trivia book by mike leonetti. Lew freedman is the author of nearly sixty books on sports, including clouds over the goalpost, the original six, and a summer to remember, and is the winner of more than 250 journalism awards. The nhl board of governors approved an expansion franchise for las vegas on wednesday. The hockey stars of the fifties and sixties rocket richard, gordie howe, dave keon, bobby hull, jean beliveau, terry sawchuk, tim horton, and others were some of the most passionate players in nhl history.
Celebrating hockeys history paperback november 30, 2017. This video is meant as a journalistic and educational video. The original six refers to the six founding teams of the modern nhl prior to the 1967 expansion. These six teams are the boston bruins, chicago black hawks, detroit red wings, montreal canadiens, new york rangers, and the toronto maple leafs. National hockey league nhl opens its first season history. See all books authored by brian mcfarlane, including peter puck and the stolen stanley cup, and peter puck and the runaway zamboni machine, and more on. Lew freedman since the inception of the national hockey league on november 26, 1917, the sport of hockey has been one of the most popular games across the globe.
The original six hockey trivia book, book by mike leonetti. The original six celebrating hockeys history crabtree publishing. History of the national hockey league 19421967 wikipedia. The aim of the game is to knock the hockey puck into the opposing teams net. The national hockey leagues celebrated original six franchises are not original. Today, ice hockey is an olympic sport and the most popular team sport played on ice. Brian mcfarlane books list of books by author brian. Since the first round of expansion in 1967, the league has grown from the original six to 31 teams. The expansion era of the national hockey league nhl began when six new teams were added for the 196768 season, ending the original six era. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the nhls move into the american market in the 1920s along with the memorable expansions that began in 1967. The original six is the group of six teams that made up the national hockey league nhl for the 25 seasons between the 194243 season and the 1967 nhl expansion. The top 5 players from each original six nhl franchises. The original six era of the national hockey league nhl began in 1942 with the demise of the brooklyn americans, reducing the league to six teams.
Although many of these teams were organized before the 19421943 nhl season, the great depression and world wars interfered with professional hockey during that time period. For over a quarter of a century, through foreign wars and technological upheaval, the nhl was remarkably stable. History of the national hockey league 19671992 wikipedia. The original six hockey trivia book ebook by mike leonetti. Celebrating hockey s history books have twopage chapters, in this case per book, that are followed by three pages which incorporate a glossary of words that have been bolded in the text, a few suggestions for further reading and hockey associated websites to explore, a five. The league had plenty of other franchises come and go during its first few decades, and spent most of that time operating with more than six teams. The whl, which began in 1952, focused its attention on california, and. Chronicling the history of the sport of ice hockey, from the beginning to the present day. The history of the national hockey league begins with the end of its predecessor league, the national hockey association nha, in 1917.
Featuring simulated jerseys of the original six nhl teams montreal, toronto. Detroit red wings and chicago black hawks were nicknamed the original six, a moniker that has stuck to this day. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The original six hockey trivia book challenges fans knowledge of the nhls most storied and glorious franchises.
One of those eras was the national hockey league from 1942 to 1967, the years of the original six. A history of nhl expansion celebrates an oftenoverlooked aspect of hockey history. Amazon price new from used from hardcover please retry. As such, there is an argument that the original six teams are the. An electrifying collection of rarely seen hockey photos highlighting the greatest heroes of the original 6 era. See all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. With more than 800 questions and answerscategorized by team and covering memorable games, records and awards, trades and outstanding playersthe book also. The original six hockey trivia book ebook written by mike leonetti. Since the inception of the national hockey league on november 26, 1. At the time of its inception, the nhl was made up of five franchises. From the original six to a global game pincus, arthur, pincus, arthur on. Any hockey fan worth their salt knows the term original six.
Celebrating hockey s history by zweig, eric at the best online prices at. The nhl began in 1917 with 4 and sometimes 3 original teams over the first 7. They were the chicago black hawks, boston bruins, montreal canadiens, toronto maple leafs, new york rangers, and detroit red wings, all of which are active nhl teams to this day. Unless there is a penalty, each team only has six players on the ice rink at a time.
Unfollow the original six hockey to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. The nhl was founded in 1917, following the demise of the national hockey association. Original six hockey will be offering tyke age players 2011 20 an opportunity to be on an original six hockey team for next fallwinter hockey season 26 weeks of hockey from oct to april. Its the question we put to our facebook fans on january 11. Nhl history dates as far back as 1917 and every original six franchises dates back at least as far as 1926. Now in paperback, updated with a new final chapter. A peoples history is the altogether irresistible companion book to the cbctelevision series of the same name, airing in. After unsuccessfully attempting to resolve disputes with eddie livingstone, owner of the toronto blueshirts, executives of the three other nha franchises suspended the nha, and formed the national hockey. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the original six hockey trivia book. True stories from hockey s classic era hardcover sep 1 1996. I suggest that the term solid six be substituted in the name of accuracy. This episode covers the era of the original six teams from 1942 to 1967, including the transition to the. How the canadiens, bruins, rangers, blackhawks, maple leafs, and red wings laid the groundwork for today s national hockey league by lew freedman isbn.
The nhl original 6 all about the teams of 1942 1967. As is typical of a crabtree series, the the original six. Those words immediately bring to mind images from the nhls rich historyfrom a. This is a reasonably wellwritten book, but if you are looking for a new or original take on the nhls early years, you wont find it here. If youve already read a bit about professional hockey and were hoping to learn how the game, the league, and hockey s style of play have evolved over the first 50 years of the nhls existence, you wont really find it here. Its quite frankly a lazy approach to covering the nhls historythe easiest way to get a book out of the subject without having to do any original research. Lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed, impeccably researched, and wonderfully written, hockey. The original six is the group of six teams that made up the national hockey league nhl for. On december 19, 1917, four teams of the national hockey league nhl play in the fledgling leagues first two games. The extended answer is as followed and comes courtesy of one of our fave trivia books the new hockey quiz book by. Celebrating hockeys history paperback october 31, 2017.822 1292 1441 1421 785 298 827 356 1053 1151 1305 1205 939 731 264 508 1354 326 132 399 884 12 706 1437 1636 1049 314 859 1498 858 627 232 545 915 148 217 46 163 1050 580 468 237 198