NHL – 1986 – ESPN Tom Mees + Jim Kelly Intro To 38th All Star Game And Covering The Hartford Center

DOG ASIDE: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986.  As 15,100 fans jammed the Hartford Civic Center on February 4, 1986….ESPN sportscaster Tom Mees and Jim Kelly worked the crowd throughout the game….while providing interviews of famous dignitaries in the crowd….along with special features about…

NHL – 1986 – ESPN Jim Kelly Highlights Reigning All Star Game MVP Penguins Mario Lemieux

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the Penquins from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was a…

NHL – 1986 – ESPNs Jim Kelly Showcases The NHL All Stars Visit To The Children Hospital

DOG ASIDE: Videos like this one always warm this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….and albeit that we chiweenies are small dogs…..we have big hearts…..which goes well with our big attitudes….for the truth be known, it takes a lot of attitude to go into a badger’s den and pull out the biggest baddest badger in the…

NHL – 1987 – Tom Mees Introduces Rendez Vous 87 – Featuring Canada All Stars Vs USSR National Team

DOG ASIDE: Rendez-vous ’87 was an international ice hockey series of games between the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a team of Canadian All-Stars from the National Hockey League….which was held in Quebec City….and replaced the NHL’s All-Star festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous ’87….while the Canadian NHL All Stars raised $350,000 for…

Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

DOG ASIDE: Larry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter….who was part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy….as he achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles…when combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers.  As their fame grew, the band…

NHL – 1986 – ESPNs Tom Mees Interviews The Entire Atlanta Flames Delegation At 38th All Star Game

DOG ASIDE:  Once in a blue moon, I will get a video that doesn’t afford me any idea of what to write about…..and this video is just one of those….so, I will do a little “jabba wakkin” with you folks and give you a glimpse of my creative genius….cuz the truth be known….sports fans will do just…

Special – 1989 – ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + Australian Open Tennis + College Basketball

DOG ASIDE: In our opinion at ImaSportsphile….ESPN SportsCenter was the “gold standard” for sports news from the day it came on air  in 1979…..and continued to carry that standard for well into the end of the 20th century.  Since we have been unable to find any reference information about ESPN Sportscaster David Sullivan….seen in this video herewith….we gave…

NHL – 1985 – ESPN Highlights Of Penguins Mario Lemieux Winning MVP Of 1985 NHL All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the team from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was…

NHL – 1987 – ESPN Rendez-Vous 87 PreGame Special – Intro To The Event With Tom Mees + John Saunders

DOG ASIDE: Rendez-vous ’87 was an international ice hockey series of games between the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a team of All-Stars from the National Hockey League….which was held in Quebec City, Canada…. as it replaced the NHL’s All-Star festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous ’87….while the NHL players raised $350,000 for…