New York Islanders Draft Brock “Bloodlines” Nelson: Do You Believe In Miracles?

June 29th, 2010 by BC ISLEMAN Leave a reply »
If you believe the NHL's hype machine, Bobby Orr was the only hockey player who made history before 1984 and US Hockey has its roots in The (Gretzky) Trade.

The Islander Dynasty? Trivia! The Miracle on Ice of 1980 and the Forgotten Miracle of 1960? Who cares? Oh, you had a little anniversary? That's nice. Now go away! You bother me.

Never mind all the Islander Hall of Famers or the fact that one US Hockey star after another has stated that the Miracle on Ice inspired them to become hockey players. Or that even many Canadian hockey prospects cite Miracle as their favorite movie. The NHL has a story line and they're sticking to it!

Enter Brock Nelson. Like the popular folk hero Kilroy, his drafting by the Islanders inconveniently reminds the NHL establishment of the Islander dynasty as well as the 1960 and '80 legends.

Brock's uncle Dave Christian starred on the 1980 Miracle team and went on to play in 1,000 NHL games and score nearly 800 points. Grandfather Billy Christian and great uncle Roger Christian played on the 1960 gold medal team. The latter two founded Christian Brothers Hockey Sticks Company. Virtual US Hockey roya ...

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