The Three Stars and Other Selections: More Amazing Hockey Lists for Trivia Lovers

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ECW Press, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 180 pages
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Following on the heels of the successful Hello Hockey Fans from Coast to Coast, hockey fans and researchers Andrew Podnieks and Jefferson Davis present the second book of obscure hockey lists, The Three Stars and Other Selections. With more than 40 photos, this book features lists such as:
-- Highest Point Totals by a Player in His Second NHL Season
-- Players To Hold Single Season Records for More Than One Team
-- The Eight Most Important Games Ever Played in California
-- Best NHL Players Born in New York State
-- Most Important Trades Between The Maple Leafs and The Canadiens
-- Most Career NHL Goals Without a 30-Goal Season
-- Largest Point Decrease by an NHL Team in One Season
-- Best Games from The First NHL-USSR Super Series (1975-76)
-- Fastest Trips to the Stanley Cup Final by an Expansion Team

The Three Stars and Other Selections contains information not previously available, and will have hockey trivia fans testing their friends and seeing who can name the ten least known players to score a cup-clinching goal. As a companion to Hello Hockey Fans or on its own, The Three Stars is the perfect book for any die-hard hockey fan.

 

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Contents

Ten Oddities About the Three Star Selection
1
Last Number One Goalies of the Original Six
3
Ten NHL Players to Become NHL Officials
5
Seven Amazing Facts about Hilda Ranscombe
7
Current NHL Coaches Who Once Played in the NHL
9
First Ten Coaches of the Minnesota North Stars
14
Eleven Odd Facts about the 500Goal Club
17
Most Games Missed by an Art Ross Trophy Winner
19
Most Consecutive Years Missing the Playoffs
98
Eight Most Lopsided NHL Playoff Games
100
Six Fastest Trips to the Stanley Cup Finals by an Expansion Team
102
Ten Biggest Mismatches in a FirstRound Playoff Series
105
First Ten New York Rangers to Score a Playoff Overtime Goal
108
Most Hall of Famers on a Stanley Cup Team
111
Fewest Hall of Famers on a Stanley Cup Team
113
First and Last Goals in Original Six Buildings
115

Ten Fewest Career Goals by Retired 1000Game Players
22
Nine 30Goal Scorers with the Fewest Career NHL Goals
25
Most Career Goals without a 30Goal Season
27
Most Consecutive Years with at Least 40 Goals
30
Ten Player Nickname Origins
32
Original Members of the Montreal Wanderers
35
Five Players Who Skated for All But One Original Six Team
37
Ten Obscure Brothers in the NHL
39
Fewest Career Minutes Played by a Goalie
42
Most Career Shutouts by a Goalie Who Debuted after the 1967 Expansion
45
Ten WarTime Goalies
48
Most Penalty Minutes by a Player in His Only NHL Season Original Six
51
Most Points by a Player in His Sophomore Season
53
Longest Time between AllStar Game Appearances
57
Eight Unlikely MVPs of the AllStar Game
59
Ten Members of the IIHF Hall of Fame with North American Connections
61
Ten LittleKnown Members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame
65
Six Memorable Games from the First Super Series 197576
68
Ten Best Players at the First World Junior Championships in 1977
70
Seven Longest Last Names of Active Players
73
Eight Shortest Last Names of Goalies in NHL History
75
Ten Best Players Whose Last Name Starts with a V
77
Ten Surnames with an X
81
Six Names That Dont Fit
83
Ten Best Wilsons
85
Longest Gap between Stanley Cup Wins by a Player
88
Seven LeastKnown Players to Score a CupWinning Goal
90
Seven Largest Point Decreases by a Team in One Season
92
First Ten Stanley Cup Challenges
95
Five Players Born on February 29
116
Nine Shortest Lives of WHA Teams
119
Eight Best Toronto Toros
122
Ten OneGame Wonders of the Original Six
124
Eight Players Who Hold SingleSeason Records for More Than One Franchise
126
Ten Records Wayne Gretzky Never Broke
129
Ten Toughest NHL Records to Break
132
Most Regular Season Games Played One Season
135
Seven Best Players Drafted from the Brandon Wheat Kings
137
Eight Worst Top Five Draft Choices of the 1980s
140
Ten Successful NHLers Drafted by LesserKnown Teams
142
First Ten AmericanBorn US College or High School Players Drafted in the First Round
145
Seven Best Players Born in New York State
148
Eight Players from Cleveland to Play for Minnesota after the Merger of 1979
151
Seven Most Important Games Played in California
153
First NHL Games Played by the 196775 Expansion Teams
155
Eight Greatest Moments from the Igloo
157
Four Players Who Skated for the Most Expansion Teams
160
Eight Best Goaltending Tandems Since Expansion
161
Ten UnderRated Defensemen from the 1970s
163
Ten Best Defensemen to Play for the Chicago Blackhawks
166
Ten Best California Golden Seals
169
Ten Best Toronto Maple Leafs Born in Quebec
172
Seven Key Trades between Toronto and Montreal
174
Ten Highest SingleSeason Point Totals by a Montreal Centre
176
Photo Credits
179
Acknowledgements
180
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