Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/19/05 at 02:21 PM ET
Down through the years, some incredible athletes have watched, listened and learned how to win it all. I'll never forget Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier describing how a young group of Edmonton Oilers watched the New York Islanders hold them to just six goals in four games in 1983 to become only the second team to ever win four consecutive Stanley Cups. Gretzky and Messier recalled every minute of the Islanders' celebration that year, and then made a few changes and came back to win it all themselves for the first of five times in seven years by beating those same Islanders in the Finals one year later. That reminded me of a similar story that Jarome Iginla, the Calgary Flames' incredible power forward, told me in Chicago recently. The same kind of celebration memories have lingered long since that steamy night filled with electricity in Tampa back in June of 2004, when the Lightning beat the Flames in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals and then partied all night.
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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
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