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Test your St. Louis Blues/NHL Trivia

Thu, Jan 15th 2009, 00:00
1) In what year did St. Louis get awarded an NHL franchise? A)1942 B)1962 C) 1967 D)1972 2) Why did St. Louis choose the name "Blues" for its team A) It was owner Sid Salomon Jr.'s favorite color B)Because the city of St. Louis rich tradition of blues singers C)Because it was one of the colors in the American Flag D)Because of the blue line in hockey 3)What season did the Blues introduce an alternate sweater? A)1997-98 B)1976-77 C)1980-81 D)1988-89 4)What season did the Blues introduce their new road sweaters? A)2001-2002 B)1998-99 C)2006-2007 D)2008-2009 5)What date was the Blues first NHL home game? A)Oct. 20, 1967 B)Oct. 17, 1967 C) Oct. 9, 1967 D)Oct. 11, 1967 6)How many players/draft picks did the St. Louis trade to obtain Wayne Gretzky in February, 1996 from the Los Angeles Kings? A)2 B)3 C)4 D)5 7)What two players played in the most NHL All-Star games for the St. Louis Blues? A)Bernie Federko and Al MacInnis B)Brett Hull and Garry Unger C)Barclay Plager and Chris Pronger D)Brian Sutter and Red Berenson 8)What year did the NHL retire Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 sweater, league-wide A)1998-99 B)1996-97 C)2000-2001 D)2002-2003 9)Why did Mario Lemieux wear the No. 66 sweater? A) 66 was his favorite number B)That's how many goals he thought he would score his rookie year in the NHL C)It was his way of honoring Wayne Gretzky, 66 is 99 turned upside down D)It was the street number of where Lemieux grew up 10)What NHL team has retired the most numbers? A)Montreal Canadiens B)Toronto Maple Leafs C)Detroit Red Wings D)Boston Bruins 11)How many players had died during an NHL game? A)0 B)1 C)2 D)3 12)How old was Bobby Orr when he was inducted into the hockey hall of fame A)30 B)38 C)40 D)44 13)Hall of Fame goalie Ray "Shrimp" Worters was how tall A)5-foot-6 B)5-5 C)5-4 D)5-3 14)How many teams did Hall of Famer defenseman Paul Coffey play for in his career from 1980-2001 A)1 B)3 C)5 D)9 15)Who was the first NHL player to file a civil suit for an on-ice ijury A)Gordie Howe B)Steve Moore C)Dennis Polonich D)Tony Twist 16)Who is the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup? A)Victoria Cougars B)Ontario Rockets C)Vancouver Bears D)New York Generals 17)Who won the Stanley Cup in 2004? A)New Jersey Devils B)Montreal Canadiens C)Tampa Bay Lightning D)Pittsburgh Penguins 18)How many Stanley Cup Championships have the Montreal Canadiens won? A)15 B)17 C)23 D)27 Trivia question answers 1) C, 1967 2)B, because the city of St. Louis rich tradition of blues singers 3) A, 1997-98 4)B, 1998-99 5)D, Oct. 11, 1967, the game ended in a 2-2 against Minnesota 6)D, 5. The Blues traded Craig Johnson, Patrice Tardif, Roman Vopat, and first-round choice (Matt Zultek) in 1997 and fifth-round choice (Peter Hogan) in 1996 Draft to the Los Angeles Kings. 7)B, Brett Hull and Garry Unger. They both played in 7 all-star games each. Hull holds the Blues franchise record by scoring 10 points in his all-star game appearances. 8)A, 1998-99 9)C, It was his way of honoring Wayne Gretzky, 66 is 99 turned upside down 10)D, Boston Bruins. The Bruins have retired 10 numbers. The list is as follows: Eddie Shore No. 2, Lionel Hitchman No. 3, Bobby Orr No. 4, Dit Clapper No. 5, Phil Esposito No. 7, Cam Neely No. 8, Johnny Bucyk No. 9, Milt Schmidt No. 15, Terry O'Reilly No. 24 and Ray Bourque No. 77 11)B, one. Bill Masterton died during a game on Jan. 13, 1968. Masterton, who was playing for the Minnesota North Stars, died as a result of suffering a skull fracture. 12)A, 30. Orr was inducted in 1979 as a 30-year-old, which is the youngest age of induction of any player. 13)D, 5-foot-3. Worters isthe shortest player in the Hall of Fame 14)D, 9. Coffey played for Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Detroit, Hartford, Philadelphia, Chicago, Carolina and Boston. 15) C, Dennis Polonich. Polonich who was playing for the Detroit Red Wings at the time, suffered a broken nose and severe facial injuries when he was ambushed by Colorado's Wilf Paiement during an on-ice fight on Oct. 25, 1978. Polonich filed a civil suit against Paiement and Colorado and was awarded $850,000 on Aug. 17, 1982. 16) A,Victoria Cougars. In 1925, the Victoria Cougars, who were playing in the Western Canada Hockey League, won the Stanley Cup. Stanley Cup competition has been exclusive tothe NHL since 1927. 17)C, Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay defeated Calgary in seven games.
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