samedi 2 mai 2009

There is no such thing as "The Original Six".

Here is something that bugs me.
There is no such thing as "The Original Six".

The NHL started in 1917 and had 5 teams.
-Montreal Canadians
-Montreal Wanderers
-Quebec Bulldogs
-Ottawa Senators
-Toronto, called the Arenas but officially didn't have a name.
And only 4 of those teams played the 1st season, Quebec didn't field a team, most of their players were in the Armed Forces and gone to war.

In Boston got in in 1924 with the Montreal Maroons.
New York Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates entered in the 1925.
The New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks (now spelled Blackhawks), and Detroit Cougars (now known as the Red Wings) entered in the 1926, raising the number of teams in the NHL to ten.

Quebec moved to Hamilton and folded in 1925.
Ottawa moved to St-Louis and stayed till 1935.
The Pittsburg Pirates became the Philadelphia Quakers and closed their doors in 1931.
The Americans were done in 1942.
The Maroons in 1938.
The Wanderers lasted only 2 season.

The "Original Six" didn't happen until 1942 after a World War and The Great Depression, 25 years after the creation of the League.
I don't know why there is such a "hole" in the NHL's history.

There is only 1 "Original" team, and it's my favorite, The Club de Hockey Canadien de Montreal.

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