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Bobby Hull

Bobby Hull

Bobby Hull, a retired Canadian ice hockey player, is considered the best left wing in the sport’s history. He began skating at the age of 3 and began playing with the National Hockey League’s Chicago Black Hawks in the 1957–58 season. Dissatisfied with his NHL salary, Hull responded to overtures from the upstart World Hockey Association’s Winnipeg Jets in 1972 by joking that he would sign with them for a million dollar contract; how did the Jets respond? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: US President Woodrow Wilson Introduces His Fourteen Points (1918)

US President Woodrow Wilson Introduces His Fourteen Points (1918)

In 1918, Wilson presented to the US Congress his Fourteen Points as a guide for a peace settlement after World War I. He emphasized “open covenants of peace, openly arrived at,” to change the usual method of secret diplomacy practiced in Europe. Wilson’s idealistic message also laid the groundwork for the creation of the League of Nations. Opposition to the points quickly developed, however, and the subsequent treaty between Germany and the Allies sowed the seeds for what conflict? More… Discuss

NHL Trying to Check Mumps Outbreak

NHL Trying to Check Mumps Outbreak

An outbreak of mumps is occurring in the US among a very specific population: members of the National Hockey League. More than two dozen players on multiple teams have tested positive for the disease in recent weeks, including superstar Sidney Crosby. Mumps is a contagious disease characterized by swelling of the salivary glands. Although nearly all children in the US are immunized against the disease, immunity can decrease with age. Teams are now providing booster shots to players, and all the affected players are expected to recover without any lasting effects. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Mario Lemieux (1965)

Mario Lemieux (1965)

Former professional ice hockey player and current National Hockey League team owner Mario Lemieux is considered one of the greatest players in the sport’s history. He joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1984 and led his team to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 1991 and 1992 before being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1993. After beating cancer, he returned to the ice and led his team on a 17-game winning streak, a league record. What did he do on the day of his last radiation treatment? More… Discuss