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Florida Hockey History: Jacksonville Barons

The rise of the WHA in 1972 pushed the legendary AHL Barons franchise out of Cleveland, all the way down to Jacksonville, where it would ultimately be laid to rest.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Cleveland Barons

After nine miserable seasons in the Bay Area, the Golden Seals packed their bags and headed for Cleveland in a futile effort to survive the turbulent times of the 1970’s. The NHL's brief stay in Cleveland would be a short and bitter one.

Sports History 101: The Myth Of Contraction

Everyone's always talking about contraction -- contract this team, contract that team. But if history has taught us anything, not only has contraction barely happened at all, it's certainly not something we should expect to see any time soon.

(Guest) Cartoon Explosion - The Legend of the Seal

Sal Barry of Puck Junk was so inspired by an old post of mine that he penned a prequel. The Legend of the Seal -- some hockey history with a lot of cartoons!

The All-Time Ranking Of The Oilers Special Teams (STE)

The Oilers are bad, very bad, on special teams. Where do they rank?

Book Review: Where Cleveland Played

A review of Where Cleveland Played, a new book about Cleveland's sports shrines.

NHL Jerseys: My Top Ten

NHL Jerseys: My Top Ten

Guest Post: Sharks Time Capsule #1

By MegalodonIn 2001, the San Jose Sharks' AHL affiliate, the Kentucky Thoroughblades (worst name EVER!) were moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Once there, the team name was changed to the Cleveland Barons,...

John Ferguson 1938 - 2007

Hockey has lost one of its most colourful characters. John Ferguson, one of the toughest players ever to lace up skates and drop gloves in the NHL died Saturday of prostate cancer. He was 68.I have...

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