The 50 Greatest Moments in NHL History

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The 50 Greatest Moments in NHL History
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There have been so many magical moments in the NHL since the league was founded in 1917.

Some of these memories were clearly important events as they were happening, whether it's Wayne Gretzky passing Gordie Howe for the most goals scored or a team winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in several decades.

Other events didn't seem like a big deal at the time, but over time, we have come to realize how they changed the game in some important way.

Keep in mind when putting together this list, I tried to be true to the NHL, not just any particular team. In addition, international events like the 1972 Summit Series, the 1987 Canada Cup or the 1980 or 2010 Olympics, which were not NHL events, are not included here.

Here is a look at the 50 greatest moments in NHL history. Feel free to comment on any I've missed or events you feel belong higher (or lower) on the list, but please be respectful and back up your assertion with the reasons why.

While the lockout continues, I hope these memories remind us of why we love the game of hockey.

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