by Brian Costello - December 15, 2007 9:58 AM EST
For those of you who miss seeing the team rosters in The Hockey News magazine, we have good news.
I’m a big believer in NHL depth charts in much the same way I like seeing the ingredients that go into my soups and salads. Sure, it’s nice to just savor the meal and not worry about the building blocks, as it is just watching a hockey game from the cheap seats without a roster in front of you.
by Brian Costello - December 8, 2007 10:28 AM EST
Eight skaters on the ice would create more room, but would it result in more scoring and a more exciting game?
Let’s completely open our minds for a few minutes and imagine the possibilities of 4-on-4 hockey for the full 60 minutes of an NHL game.
by Brian Costello - December 1, 2007 12:43 AM EST
There are other strong candidates for the best European and the second best defenseman in NHL history, but Nicklas Lidstrom takes the cake.
The debate was interesting, but not terribly long when we were determining The Hockey News cover feature for our European issue, due to come out next week.
by Brian Costello - November 24, 2007 12:07 AM EST
The Blackhawks prospect has had to deal with a lot in his young life, so we're happy to celebrate his NHL debut.
Us thick-skinned heathens in the media try not to get too worked up about the newcomers who break into the league and leave an imprint. But I have no problem sending out a mighty fist-pump to Jake Dowell, who made his NHL debut and scored a shorthanded goal in Chicagos's 2-1 win over Calgary on Nov.
by Brian Costello - November 17, 2007 8:57 AM EST
Let's take a look at a few of the players whose careers never got back on track after the lockout.
If there weren’t already enough sad and terrible things about the 2004-05 lockout, there’s the manner in which it forced dozens of NHLers from the game for good.
by Brian Costello - November 10, 2007 9:47 AM EST
The Big E's off-ice antics will likely get him frozen out of the Hall of Fame.
It’s interesting to read so many emotional opinions about whether or not Eric Lindros should get into the Hockey Hall of Fame when he first becomes eligible in 2010.
by Brian Costello - November 3, 2007 10:04 AM EDT
Four reasons Anaheim may not make the playoffs, never mind repeat as Champs.
We're only a month into the season so it's far too early to label the struggling Anaheim Ducks as cooked, but here are four legitimate reasons why they could follow in the footsteps of the Carolina Hurricanes and miss the playoffs the year after winning the Stanley Cup.
by Brian Costello - October 13, 2007 12:17 AM EDT
It's an often overlooked stat, but time-on-ice is a real indicator of a player's worth to his team.
The time-on-ice statistic, to me, is the true measure of a player's worth to his team. Goals and assists stats favor the offensively inclined and don't tell the entire story.
by Brian Costello - October 7, 2007 12:32 AM EDT
Brian Costello explains why sometime injuries aren't that bad... and what Eugene Melnyk is up to.
It was with mild reluctance a handful of us in The Hockey News office went ahead with the inaugural Man-Games Lost hockey pool Tuesday. First of all, we don't wish ill will or misfortune on any player or team.
by Brian Costello - March 29, 2007 12:23 AM EDT
The league's post-lockout parity makes life tough on the The Hockey News' predictors.
Adam Proteau will return April 2. In his absence, the The Hockey News.com will feature several guest bloggers. Up today is THN senior special sections editor Brian Costello.
by Brian Costello - January 4, 2007 12:53 AM EST
THN was carved for picking the Oilers to miss the playoffs in our pre-season predictions, but we stand by it.
Adam Proteau will return Jan. 9. In his absence, the The Hockey News.com will feature several guest bloggers. Up today is THN Senior Special Sections Editor Brian Costello: Never before in the Original 30 history of The Hockey News have we received such a backlash from readers as we did in our predicted order of finish in our 2006-07 Yearbook.
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