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Enforcer Olympics – Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers

Enforcer Olympics – Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers

| Craig Jones

On this week’s installment of the Enforcer Olympics, we travel from Hartford, Connecticut to Raleigh, North Carolina. The youngsters may not remember the beautiful green jerseys of the Whalers, but those that remember “The Forever… Read more

Enforcer Olympics – St. Louis Blues

Enforcer Olympics – St. Louis Blues

| Craig Jones

It’s been over half a century since St. Louis named their hockey club after the legendary W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” song (Love me some old timey blues). The Blues were amongst six other teams… Read more

Enforcer Olympics – Washington Capitals

Enforcer Olympics – Washington Capitals

| Craig Jones

For this week’s edition of Enforcer Olympics, we travel to the birthplace of Dave Chappelle, Bill Nye, and most importantly, Maury Povich. This is of course Washington D.C. or otherwise known as, the home of… Read more

Enforcer Olympics – Calgary Flames

Enforcer Olympics – Calgary Flames

| Craig Jones

The Flames arrival in Calgary is a feel-good story for everyone… except Atlanta. In May 1980, the Flames were bought from Atlanta by Nelson Skalbania and a group of local businessmen. These men included Doc… Read more

Enforcer Olympics – Montreal Canadiens

Enforcer Olympics – Montreal Canadiens

| Craig Jones

Le Tricolore, Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, Les Canadiens de Montréal, The Habs, we all know that when you have that many nicknames, you have to be one of the best clubs in the game. Growing up a… Read more

Enforcer Olympics – Chicago Blackhawks

Enforcer Olympics – Chicago Blackhawks

| Craig Jones

There are only a handful of teams that have a history like the Chicago Blackhawks. To put it in perspective, Henry Ford established the 40-hour workweek, Harry Houdini died and Winnie-the-Pooh was written the same… Read more

Enforcer Olympics – Philadelphia Flyers

Enforcer Olympics – Philadelphia Flyers

| Craig Jones

This Enforcer Olympics is going to be difficult because you know there’s going to be some tough dudes from the city that tossed snowballs at Santa Claus, fired a beer bottle at Ryan Howard, and… Read more

Enforcer Olympics – Vancouver Canucks

Enforcer Olympics – Vancouver Canucks

| Craig Jones

It should come as no surprise that the “Hollywood of the North” has had some real-life action heroes don their legendary jerseys, including – of course – the Flying V. Since their 1970 debut, the… Read more

Enforcer Olympics – Boston Bruins

Enforcer Olympics – Boston Bruins

| Craig Jones

This was by far the toughest of the Enforcer Olympics installments to write, literally and figuratively. The B’s storied past made picking only three of the baddest dudes to ever drop-the-gloves truly difficult. It’s also… Read more

The Enforcer Olympics – Colorado Avalanche/Québec Nordiques

The Enforcer Olympics – Colorado Avalanche/Québec Nordiques

| Craig Jones

For our 5th installment of the Enforcer Olympics we head to the land of mountains, hot springs and the Colorado Avalanche. Following their relocation from Québec City, the Avs made their Denver debut during the… Read more