(Click to enlarge)

(Stick-tap to @ScottJohnson48 for his great work on the infographic.)

Comments (63)

  1. The cover of the original NHL Hockey game featured Glenn Healy, not Kelly Hrudey.

    • Hey Billy, that’s Kelly Hrudey on the cover. Here’s the box art: http://i.imgur.com/RrbrX.jpg

      • That is definitely Healy. Hrudey always wore that god awful Jofa helmet and cage.

        • Healy was part of the package sent back to the Isles for Hrudey, so unless the picture is from two years before the game, it’s not him. And I’m guessing it sure as shooting isn’t Daniel Berthiaume.

      • Scott, that’s Glenn Healy. It’s definitely not Kelly Hrudey.

    • Guys, guys, its neither. This is a staged photo, EA did not have an nhlpa license for this game. There are not even numbers on the jerseys.

      • That’s why there are no numbers or names to go by, and why the ID is so hard. But staging the shot – with a ref, with a chewed-up ice surface, and with a guy getting cross-checked onto the top of a goalie – would be even more unlikely.

        I mean, it looks a lot more like Heals than Hrudey, but that would peg the photo very specifically to Gretzky’s first season with LA, 1988-89, because after that Healy signed with the Isles and before that he was in purple and gold. This means that the photo above would have been from New Jersey’s two visits to LA (yup, two of them), 29 Nov 88 (Kings 9, Devils 3) or 2 Feb 89 (Kings 6, Devils 6). John MacLean had 4g and 3a in the two games.

        Why EA would only have a two-year-old photo to promote a 1991 hockey game is unfathomable now, but consider the time period. Finding usable photos would have been a lot harder without an internet Images search.

  2. This is awesome! Well done!

  3. Sweet article! Thank you.

  4. Amazing. Well done Scott!

  5. (Please indulge this goalie nerd with too much time on his hands.)

    The game was released in August 1991, so the pic had to have been taken during the 1989-90 season or earlier. The Los Angeles Kings’ goalies that season were Kelly Hrudey, Mario Gosselin, Ron Scott, and Robb Stauber. In the pic, the Kings are wearing white which tells us that it’s very likely a home game for them.

    Using the awesome HockeyGoalies.org site:

    - Gosselin, as a King, never played the Devils at home.
    - Scott, as a King, never played the Devils at home.
    - Stauber, as a King, never played the Devils at home.
    - Well, it’s clearly not Hrudey. Just look at the pic.

    In the 1988-89 season, the Kings’ goalies were Glenn Healy, Kelly Hrudey, Mark Fitzpatrick, Roland Melanson, and Bob Janecyk.

    - Janecyk, as a King, never played the Devils at home.
    - Melanson, as a King, last played the Devils at home on 11/29/87. However, the Kings still wore yellow and purple. The 1987-88 season was their last in yellow and purple before switching to black and silver. The cover pic HAD to have been taken in the 1988-89 season.

    Here’s where we narrow it down:

    - Fitzpatrick, as a King, played the Devils at home only once – on 02/02/89. He replaced Glenn Healy, who also played the Devils at home earlier in that season – on 11/29/88.

    Although Healy and Fitzpatrick both wore similar black Cooper SK2000 helmet/white Cooper HM30 cage combos, Fitzpatrick’s lid had a very noticeable white bib-like throat guard. He also wore black and white Vaughn gear during his brief stop in Los Angeles. That leaves us with Glenn Healy, whom the goalie in the cover he completely resembles.

  6. Haven’t played since ea nhl since 06, but its definitely a great. 02 with lemieux I played for 3 years. Also wasn’t Manon rheaume in ea nhl back in the 90s?

  7. NHL 2002 and their incredible fast and cheap wrap around goals, and the weird giant player games amazing.

  8. Also of interest, the original game in 1991 was also released in Europe as EA Hockey and featured only international teams (but real players – no names though)

    http://retrosportsgamer.com/2011/12/01/twenty-years-of-eas-nhl-hockey-a-look-back-at-the-original/

  9. Thank you to the links Kickettes!!

  10. One other thing I would like to mention is that as opposed to trying to suit all your online degree training on days of the week that you finish off work (since the majority of people are fatigued when they get home), try to have most of your sessions on the saturdays and sundays and only one or two courses in weekdays, even if it means taking some time off your weekend. This is really good because on the weekends, you will be a lot more rested plus concentrated with school work. Thanks a lot for the different ideas I have acquired from your blog.

  11. Do you know that if all the smokers were laid end to end around the world, three quarters of them would drown?

  12. Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a great article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  13. Hey. I found your blog making use of msn. It is an really well crafted write-up. I most certainly will make sure you take a note of this and are avalable back to continue reading of your valuable details. Thanks for the submit. I will unquestionably give back.

  14. Great stuff, 2! thumbs up to the smart blogger. This page goes into some details, however really what is lost is the quality factor. To be fair, it is reasonable, are we going to go with this direction in every article/s? we have to be a lot more positive in terms of this. This cannot be a joke but in a sense it comes out to be. Let us keep this a lot more serious and to the point in the future time.

  15. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems? A few of my blog visitors have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?|I am curious to find out what blog platform you’re utilizing? I’m experiencing some minor security problems with my latest blog and I’d like to find something more safe. Do you have any suggestions?

  16. Excelente articulo, muy buena redaccion y muy interesante

  17. How do u tell it the original blue e cig is fully charged in the case is there a light or a screen.

  18. I know of the fact that these days, more and more people will be attracted to video cameras and the discipline of photography. However, really being a photographer, it’s important to first invest so much time deciding the exact model of digital camera to buy and also moving from store to store just so you might buy the most inexpensive camera of the trademark you have decided to decide on. But it won’t end now there. You also have to take into account whether you should purchase a digital camera extended warranty. Thanks a bunch for the good recommendations I acquired from your blog.

  19. Some truly nice and utilitarian info on this site, as well I think the pattern holds superb features.

  20. A person essentially lend a hand to make severely posts I might state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and thus far? I amazed with the analysis you made to create this particular put up extraordinary. Wonderful task!

  21. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? Cheers|

  22. hello there and thank you for your information – I’ve definitely picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical points using this site, since I experienced to reload the web site lots of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and can look out for a lot more of your respective interesting content. Ensure that you update this again very soon..

  23. Interesting blog post. A few things i would like to bring about is that personal computer memory should be purchased if the computer is unable to cope with that which you do with it. One can put in two good old ram boards having 1GB each, for instance, but not one of 1GB and one of 2GB. One should look for the manufacturer’s documentation for own PC to make certain what type of memory is needed.

  24. Good – I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your web site. I had no trouble navigating through all tabs and related info ended up being truly simple to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, website theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task..

  25. I’ve learned a number of important things as a result of your post. I’d personally also like to state that there may be situation in which you will have a loan and do not need a co-signer such as a Fed Student Support Loan. But when you are getting a borrowing arrangement through a conventional loan company then you need to be willing to have a cosigner ready to assist you. The lenders will certainly base their own decision on a few aspects but the biggest will be your credit standing. There are some lenders that will furthermore look at your work history and determine based on that but in most cases it will hinge on your report.

  26. You’ve got confirmed that you will be able to generate for this subject matter. The important points that you speak about as well as the expertise and familiarity with this stuff evidently show you’ve got a wide range of practical experience.

  27. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back at some point. I want to encourage one to continue your great work, have a nice morning!

  28. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!

  29. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  30. Inspiring I can absolutely say that this news was helpful. If you could use a 3rd go-over contact me.

  31. I relish, cause I found exactly what I used to be looking for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  32. I am so thrilled I stumbled upon your site. I really found you by mistake, while I was browsing on Google for something else. Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a informative post and an all round enjoyable blog. (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute, but I have added your website to my favorites, so when I have time I will be back to read more. Please do keep up the awesome job!

  33. I am so happy I stumbled upon your site. I really found you by accident, while I was browsing on Bing for something else. Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a tremendous post and an all round enjoyable blog. (I also like the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment, but I have added your website to my favorites, so when I have time I will be back to read more. Please do keep up the awesome job!

  34. I am so happy I stumbled upon your site. I really found you by accident, while I was browsing on Yahoo for something else. Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a informative post and an all round inspiring blog. (I also enjoy the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment, but I have added your website to my favorites, so when I have time I will be back to read more. Please do keep up the awesome job!

  35. I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. I really found you by mistake, while I was browsing on Yahoo for something else. Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a great post and an all round enjoyable blog. (I also like the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment, but I have added your website to my favorites, so when I have time I will be back to read more. Please do keep up the awesome job!

  36. I in the vein of this blog its a master tranquility ! Glad I open this by google. “Irrationally apprehended truths may be additional unsafe than reasoned errors.” by Thomas Huxley.

  37. Adore your post. Have you at any time thought about creating a lot more about this subject matter?

  38. There’s a cool new ipad book about graffiti. Tons of old school pictures.

  39. I will right away grasp your rss feed as I can not in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please let me understand so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  40. There are some interesting deadlines on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There may be some validity however I will take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as effectively

  41. I was fantastically detective novel to attain this situate by google.I hunted to declare recognition to you with regard to this superb article!! I certainlyliked every insufficiently tad of it and I’ve you bookmarked to look addicted to pristine things you post.

  42. A allocation of the things you assert is amazingly legitimate and that makes me wonder the reason why I hadn’t looked by this in this happy formerly. This piece truly did alter the effortless by for me as far as this exact topic goes. Excluding on this calculate near is actually 1 sit I am not very comfortable with and although I attempt to reconcile that with the innermost clue of your sit, consent me observe merely what all the rest of your visitors have to say.Well done.

  43. Thanks used for the ideas shared by your own blog. A different thing I would comparable to testify is that fat cutback is not concerning going on a dietetic fads and frustrating to lessen as a lot burden as you can in a obstinate period of calculate. The mainly effectual sense to spend stress is by consuming it insufficiently by insignificant and subsequent a quantity of basic recommendations which can assist you to achieve the mainly from beginning to end your attempt to shed burden. You may admit and previously be real following many of these tips, yet reinforcing expertise never hurts.

  44. I’ve in recent times started a blog, and the information you offer proceeding this website has helped me a lot. Be grateful you for all of your time & work.

  45. Thank you for sharing superb information. Your web position is hence cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have resting on this web position. It reveals how nicely you appreciate this subject. Bookmarked this website summon, will get nearer in exchange on behalf of added articles.

  46. A slice of the things you assert is astonishingly legitimate and that makes me wonder the reason why I hadn’t looked by this in this happy before. This piece truly did alter the light proceeding used for me as far-flung as this distinct copy goes. Excluding next to this time in attendance is actually 1 rank I am not too comfortable with and although I make an attempt to reconcile that with the innermost purpose of your sit, authorize me observe emphatically what all the rest of your visitors have to say.Well done.

  47. I similar to the beneficial data you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and ensure over at this point often. I’m pretty sure I will learn a lot of in mint condition gear decent here! Clear break for the next!

  48. Greetings! Self-same helpful advice within this post! It is the insignificant changes that fabricate the most significant changes. Merit for sharing!

  49. I in simple terms had to thank you very a lot once added. I’m not confident what I would have completed to happen in the absence of the genuine solutions documented by you regarding my field. It utterly was a valid intimidating incident in my view, on the contrary living being able to view a pristine specialised transform you resolved it ended me to leap more than happiness. I will be present happier for this assistance as fine as really hope you distinguish what a intense vacancy you are forever putting in instructing people at present with the abet of a web place. I know that you have on no account come crossways one of us.

  50. I am so jovial to interpret this. This is the type of info that needs to ensue given and not the unintentional misinformation that’s by the additional blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

  51. Unquestionably deem that which you said. Your favorite right mind seemed to be by the internet the simplest thing to take note of. I declare to you, I of course get annoyed on the unchanged schedule as further community consider issues that they merely don’t recognise on the subject of. You proscribed to attain the nail ahead the highest and too definite not on the entire gadget without having side realize , community possibly will take a suggest. Strength of character doubtless be real move backward to get additional. Show appreciation you|

  52. is the first time that I visit this site and I’ve enjoyed this information it’ll be happening oftener

  53. I’ve been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners
    and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.

  54. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% sure. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *