Bluelines: Three Most Interesting Teams in the NHL
Stan Fischler takes you through the three most interesting teams in the NHL, breaks down Ed Snider's genius, recaps his Yays and Boos, and so much more in this week's Bluelines.
From the Archives: When the West Coast Guard Cutters Cut-Ups On Ice
Stan Fischler takes a look back at the West Coast Guard Cutters and their exploits on the ice during World War Two.
Bluelines: Eyewitness to Summit Series Fury: Eagleson vs. Dryden's Dad
Stan Fischler shares a story about how Al Eagleson and Ken Dryden's dad nearly came to blows, looks at the recent notable retirements around the league, the Philadelphia Flyers, the New York Islanders and so much more.
Fischler Report: The Dark Side of Canada's Summit Series Victory (Part 2)
Stan Fischler continues his discussion about the 1972 Summit Series, the top 50 players in the NHL, what's going on in Winnipeg, MacKinnon vs. McDavid, Alex Goligoski and so much more.
Bluelines: The Dark Side of Canada's Summit Series Victory
Stan Fischler shares an interesting story on the 1972 Summit Series, his thoughts on Montreal's newest captain, a major change in Canadian media, ads on NHL jerseys, how the Caps became good after a horrific start and so much more.
From the Archives: Fern Gauthier Couldn't Shoot the Puck in the Ocean
They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but when it came to Detroit Red Wings forward Fern Gauthier, you couldn't tell the fiction from the truth. Stan Fischler looks back at a story from the old magazine, 'Blueline'.
Fischler Report: How Torts Has Changed Over the Years
Stan Fischler chats with former Tampa Bay GM Jay Feaster about how John Tortorella has grown and adapted over the years. Plus, Stan praises the Dallas Stars, shares a comparison between Shesterkin and Vasilevskiy, talks about how elephants lost the Rangers the Cup one year and more.
Bluelines: Why This is the Year of Superstardom for Jack Hughes
Stan Fischler gives his prediction for Jack Hughes, discusses a documentary on the Summit Series, continues his chat with Jay Feaster, shares thoughts on Jack Campbell, the Carolina Hurricanes, Mike Sullivan, and so much more.
Fischler Report: MacKinnon vs. McDavid - Matching Money vs. Magic
Stan Fischler shares thoughts on how Nathan MacKinnon's next contract might compare to McDavid's, the New York Rangers heading into 2022-23, how the New York Islanders can surprise, a chat with Jay Feaster and much more.
Bluelines: Is Patrick Kane the Butt of a Trans-Canada Joke?
Stan Fischler looks at trade rumors involving Patrick Kane, the very first NHL player union, how the Rangers almost stole Johnny Bucyk from Boston, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the 1972 Summit Series, Connor McDavid and so much more.
From the Archives: America's Sport Magazine Loves the Leafs
During the 1940s, North America's most famous sports magazine was a monthly publication simply called Sport. Today, Stan Fischler looks back at a piece from the great Foster Hewitt chronicling the Leafs' young talent.
Fischler Report: Putting Price in His Proper Place
Stan Fischler and friends look at Carey Price's legacy with the Canadiens, the Arizona Coyotes, the Vegas Golden Knights, the time when NHLers couldn't play with partial blindness, Mason McTavish, Phil Kessel and so much more.
From the Archives: Rangers Hypnotist Ruled 'Offside'
With the 1950-51 New York Rangers struggling to perform on the ice, they did the next logical thing to turn things around: they hired a hypnotist.
Fischler Report: So You Want Your Son to be an NHL Star
Stan Fischler chats with former NHLer Jeff Chychrun about everything leading up to his son Jakob's rise to the big leagues. Plus, Fischler looks at the Hughes brothers, a heartwarming Buffalo Sabres story, the value of being a Presidents' Trophy winner and much more.
Bluelines: Why You Shouldn't Worry About Another NHL Lockout
Stan Fischler looks at the NHLPA, the Vegas Golden Knights' goalie situation, Jacob Trouba, the passing of Ben Stelter and so much more in this week's edition of Bluelines.
From the Archives: The Post-War Return of Pre-War NHL Aces
World War 2 had ended and pre-war aces returned to their respective NHL teams. One of them was left wing Lynn Patrick whose father, Lester, managed the Rangers, who said Lynn's "legs were done." Turns out, he wasn't far off.
Fischler Report: An Interview With Detroit Red Wings Executive VP Jim Devellano
Stan Fischler discusses a variety of Detroit Red Wings-related topics with executive vice president Jim Devellano. Plus, Fischler talks about Jonathan Huberdeau, Miles Wood, early 2023 NHL free agency predictions, K'Andre Miller and so much more.
From the Archives: Finding My Favorite Columnist
When Stan Fischler was growing up as a Leafs fan living Brooklyn, it was a challenge finding Toronto hockey news in New York. He looks back at what it was like finding his favorite writer at a newsstand in his early days of following the sport.