Mark Messier won the Conn Smythe Trophy that year. In the 1984-85 season, the Oilers once again won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Flyers in 5 games. In the 1985-86 season, the Oilers made it all the way to the Conference Finals and faced against a rival the Calgary Flames. To try and stop the skill of the Oilers, the
He never played in an NHL game before, which makes the victory even more miraculous. After defeating the Soviets, the "little engine that could" went on to face Finland for the gold medal. In the final game, they overcame a 2-1 deficit facing Finland and defeated them with the amazing score of 4-2. This team wasn't given much chance, but they won against all odds and made
Which is a remarkable achievement for any player in the NBA. The lose in the playoffs that year to the pistons and keep on losing to the until 1990 when they beat them and advanced to the NBA finals facing off against the Los Angles Lakers. During the 1990 playoffs Jordan was up against Magic Johnson who was an NBA all star as well. Jordan was able to beat the Lakers and win their first NBA finals trophy in franchise history. Next year Jordan would go to the NBA finals again and he would go up against his
Ultimately, the team that scores the most goals in the allotted amount of time wins the game. As the sport became more and more popular different leagues sprouted up across the globe, but the National Hockey League, or NHL, has become the most prestigious of leagues and attracts players from all over the world. The NHL was organized in 1917 in Montreal, Canada during World War 1. Since then, the sport has been on an incline in popularity due to its fast paced play and lenient rules towards fouling the other team. This sufficed for the true hockey fans that loved to watch the game for what it is, but to bring in more spectators, the league implemented new versions of the rules to make the game more exciting to the viewers.
The NBA was formed in 1949 -50 and The Lakers won the very first NBA Champs versus the Syracuse Nationals” (History of The Lakers, 2012). 1951-53 The Lakers won their first back to back championship, making them the first dynasty and the beginning of a legendary NBA franchise. ”In 1960-61 after 13 years in the Land of 10,000 lakes, the Lakers moved to Los Angeles, becoming the first NBA team on the West Coast. Despite no lakes anywhere in site the team decides to retain their old nickname” (Fleming, 2012). Fast forward to present day and 16 NBA championships later, The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA’s most valuable franchise, beating out the New York Knicks (Badenhausen, 2012).
Crosby vs. Gretzky Canada’s own Wayne Gretzky is undoubtedly considered the greatest player ever in the fast-paced game of hockey since he dominated the game in the 1980’s. However, the tables have been turning in the last a few years as Sidney Crosby, another young Canadian, has emerged as a dominant player and taken the professional league by storm. Comparing the two players isn't easy. The game of hockey looks drastically different than 35 years ago; it has been constantly evolving and technology has helped players move faster, become physically stronger and has made them better equipped to deal with injuries than ever before. Wayne Gretzky’s accomplishments are well known; he still holds many records in many different categories and is considered to be the best player in modern hockey.
The Celtics' 17 NBA Championships are the most for any NBA franchise, with their Western Conference rival, the Los Angeles Lakers, following behind with 16 NBA Titles. From 1957 to 1969, the Celtics dominated the league winning 11 championships in 13 years, and eight in a row (1959–1966), the longest consecutive championship streak of any North American pro
In his final year of peewee hockey he scored an improbable 378 goals. By the time Wayne was a teenager he was making waves across Canada with his play. At the age of 15 he started playing for the Peterborough Pete’s of the Ontario Hockey Association, where his dominance continued. Wayne’s future status as an NHL star was furthered at the 1978 World Junior Championships in Quebec City, where Wayne played for his home country and led the entire tournament in scoring. Wayne Gretzky was eager to turn professional but barred from leaping to the NHL because of the league's age restrictions, Gretzky signed with the Indianapolis Racers of the fledgling World Hockey Association
The Penguins joined the NHL in 1967. The new franchise recorded seven consecutive losing seasons from 1967-68 to 1973-74. Beginning with the 1974-75 season, Marc Boileau’s first year as the team’s coach. The Penguins assembled one of the league’s best offenses in 1975-76, with right wing Jean Provonost and centers Syl Apps and Pierre LaRouche. However, from 1979-80 to 1986-87 Pittsburgh registered eight consecutive losing records and changed head coaches four times.
The team was awarded with two ceramic plates, the team’s first trophies in their history. Real Madrid made their European Cup debut on September, 8 1955 against Servette and won the match 2-0. They ended up winning the tournament. Real Madrid is the only team to win five consecutive European Cups in 1955.1956.1957.1958 and 1959. Real Madrid has the most European Cup wins than any other team in the world: a total of nine European Cup wins.