{Toews and Kane] are the kind of kids you’d want your daughters to marry. … And, well, as it just so happens my two daughters, 18 and 20, are here at practice today. Hmm, maybe I could set them up.
Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon, 2007

recipe for Guy Carbonneau’s favourite banana bread by wife Line

Banana bread is a popular choice of Guy Carbonneau for his high carbohydrate snack at 4 p.m. on game day, said his wife, Line.

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: one hour

2 eggs, beaten

Two-thirds cup (150 mL) granulated sugar

One-third cup (75 mL) vegetable oil

One cup (250 mL) mashed bananas

1 3/4 cups (425 mL) all-purpose flour

One tablespoon (15 mL) baking powder

One-quarter teaspoon (1 mL) baking soda

One-half teaspoon (2 mL) salt

In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and mashed bananas; mix thoroughly.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Add to banana mixture just until combined.

Spoon batter into greased and lightly floured 9 by 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 C) for one hour or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for five minutes before turning out onto rack to cool.

Makes one loaf.

The biggest cheer I got was when the puck hit me in the head. Chris Simon came over and asked if I was OK. I told him: ‘I’m all right. I put on some extra hairspray.’
Kerry Fraser to a reporter after officiating Game 4 of the 2004 Stanley Cup Final

Patrick Roy’s favourite soup recipe, according to then-wife Michele

Vegetable Soup

"Patrick Roy is a big soup eater," said his wife, Michele, who provided his favorite recipe.

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: two hours

2 onions, finely chopped

One pound (500 grams) beef shank

6 cups (1.5 L) cold water

Salt and pepper to taste

2 carrots, peeled and diced

One cup or 250 mL (millilitres) diced celery

Three-quarter cup (175 mL) diced rutabaga

One can (19 ounces / 540 mL) tomato juice

One cup (250 mL) broccoli, cut into small florets

One-half cup (125 mL) small pasta shells

In a large stockpot or saucepan, combine onion, beef shank and water. Season with salt and pepper; bring to a boil and skim. Cover and reduce heat; simmer for one hour. Add carrots, celery, rutabaga and tomato juice. Cover and cook for 45 minutes more or until meat is tender.

Remove bone and finely chopped meat; return to soup. Add broccoli and pasta shells; cook for 10-15 minutes more. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

The Jaromir Jagr ice cream treat. I’ll let you guess the price.

The Jaromir Jagr ice cream treat. I’ll let you guess the price.

July 15, 1937 NY TImes headline about possible relocation of the Habs or Maroons to the U.S. Attendance was dipping and the Board of Governors thought Montreal could no longer support two NHL teams. (The “Americans” mentioned are the NY Americans, another team in a similar situation.)

July 15, 1937 NY TImes headline about possible relocation of the Habs or Maroons to the U.S. Attendance was dipping and the Board of Governors thought Montreal could no longer support two NHL teams. (The “Americans” mentioned are the NY Americans, another team in a similar situation.)

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17-year-old Wayne Gretzky tries to keep up with his schoolwork in Sault Ste.Marie as a pro career looms.  25 years ago today, Gretzky surpassed Gordie Howe’s NHL scoring record of 1,850 career points.  (Lane Stewart/SI)

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Aislin cartoon making fun of Foster Hewitt’s apparent unwillingness or inability to pronounce French names correctly (a commentary on both long-standing English-French tensions and ways they are perceived in popular culture). Drawn and published during the 1972 Summit Series.

Nick Lidstrom ready for a line change.

Nick Lidstrom ready for a line change.

Canucks draft picks Henrik and Daniel Sedin, around 17-18 years old