A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NHL

Wed, 4 May '22
Islanders' grp.
Wed, 30 Mar '22
Org. for Ducks and Penguins
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Blues group, for short?
Mon, 7 Mar '22
Sports org. for Rangers and Red Wings
Mon, 17 Jan '22
Org. for the Flyers and Red Wings
Fri, 26 Nov '21
Senators' org.
Wed, 17 Mar '21
Ranger's home, in brief