The Story Behind The Hot Stove
Conceived in 1939 as a way to keep audiences warm during intermissions, the Hot Stove League brought well-known hockey writers together in a small studio to gab about the game on Hockey Night in Canada radio broadcasts. The popular segment eventually made the move to television before being shelved in 1957.
With the help of modern technology, we're throwing a few fresh logs on the fire. Drawing from the hours of interviews conducted for Hockey: A People's History, we've selected the most intriguing insights from the brightest hockey minds of today and organized them under a variety of topics:
Hockey on Radio and Television »
Canada's Game »
The Will to Win »
Hockey's Greatest Rivalry »
The Summit Series »
The Great One »
Women in Hockey »
Think of our Virtual Hot Stove as an updated homage to the colourful, cigar-chomping scribes and heated debates that made the original Hot Stove League a favourite of audiences across Canada.