Author Archive: Joe Pelletier

Joe Pelletier is a published author and the world's foremost Hockey History blogger. Joe is the creator of popular hockey websites such as: greatesthockeylegends.com and hockeybookreviews.com.

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Bob Essensa

Bob Essensa

| December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Robert Earle (Bob) Essensa was drafted 69th overall in the 1983 Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets knew he was a long term project

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Dave Manson

Dave Manson

| December 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

When a player is affectionately known as “Charlie” Manson, it comes as no surprise he was one of the most feared NHL tough guys of his era. But he could play too, a terrific package of terror and talent. The pride of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the former hometown Raiders star Dave Manson played in over 1100 NHL games, most notably with the Chicago Blackhawks

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Dave Christian

Dave Christian

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hockey was a way of life for Dave Christian.

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Teemu Selanne

Teemu Selanne

| December 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

When he broke into the league, he was the machine gun goal scorer and skater so fast he was nicknamed the Finnish Flash. By the end of his career he was hobbled by many injuries including reconstructive knee surgery but he finally would become known by the label he wanted to be remembered by: Stanley Cup champion

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Jim Kyte

Jim Kyte

| December 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jim Kyte was one tough hombre on the ice. Though he masqueraded as one the NHL’s toughest guys of the 1980s and 1990s, often he took the worst of the fights, particularly later in his career.

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