by Brian Costello - October 11, 2009 9:10 AM EDT
Because the two superstars are so young it seems they could go on scoring forever, but history suggests otherwise.
As much as we think the wizardry of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will be with us for the next 10 to 15 years, chances are their otherworldly scoring exploits are at a peak now and will trend downwards in the coming seasons.
by Brian Costello - October 3, 2009 11:34 AM EDT
The highly touted prospect out of the Ontario League needs to play against the best instead of dominate the junior ranks.
When I heard the news the Vancouver Canucks were sending Cody Hodgson back to junior, my first thought was darn, I picked him up cheaply last season in my keeper hockey pool.
by Brian Costello - September 27, 2009 9:18 AM EDT
A division featuring two true Stanley Cup contenders and plenty of intense rivalries is sure to be hotly contested.
Vancouver Canucks THN Prediction: Third in Western Conference Key additions: Mathieu Schneider, D; Christian Ehrhoff, D; Mikael Samuelsson, RW; Brad Lukowich, D; Andrew Raycroft, G; Sergei Shirokov, LW Key departures: Mattias Ohlund, D; Taylor Pyatt, LW; Mats Sundin, C Twin brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin don’t qualify for the ‘key additions’ category, but considering they could have gone anywhere else as unrestricted free agents, keeping them in Vancouver was a key signing by GM Mike Gillis.
by Brian Costello - September 20, 2009 10:01 AM EDT
The new CBC show which pits former NHLers and ice skaters against each other in competition has the potential for high entertainment.
The gloves have come off and the sequins put on. Eight former NHLers, half of them top-shelf bruisers or agitators, have signed up for CBC’s reality show Battle of The Blades.
by Brian Costello - September 5, 2009 9:24 AM EDT
Not that they'll miss the playoffs, but because everything fell into place so well for Boston last year, it'll be a tough season to duplicate.
I wasn’t kidding when I told The Hockey News boys I expect the Boston Bruins to experience the biggest decline in points this season. They all looked at me as though I had just failed a drug test.
by Brian Costello - August 30, 2009 9:16 AM EDT
The deadline for submitting your team's jersey is getting near and there have been some impressive entries so far.
The response has been both overwhelming and impressive. We’ve received many dozens of email images of amateur hockey jerseys since first promoting our contest in this space last week.
by Brian Costello - August 23, 2009 11:09 AM EDT
Show us your best amateur jerseys and they could end up on the pages of The Hockey News.
A funny thing happened on the way to putting together a list of hockey’s best all-time jerseys, which we're doing for a special magazine coming out this fall.
by Brian Costello - August 8, 2009 9:55 AM EDT
Jeremy Roenick's retirement speech revealed why he was so fan-friendly and why he'll be missed so much.
Jeremy Roenick's story about his encounter with Gordie Howe as a seven-year-old boy in Hartford was true gold with the NHL's marketing arm, even if it smacked of old-fashioned values and a simpler world.
by Brian Costello - August 2, 2009 9:57 AM EDT
There's no doubt Todd Bertuzzi isn't the impact player he once was, but he can still provide a secondary scoring presence many teams still lack.
The glass of available unrestricted free agents out there is as half full or half empty as you want it to be. There are many players still on the market and unfortunately a good chunk of them will never again play in the NHL.
by Brian Costello - July 26, 2009 8:49 AM EDT
Trading Ottawa's disgruntled winger to Calgary for the underachieving defenseman makes perfect sense for both teams.
Maybe there’s a way for the Ottawa Senators to trade Dany Heatley, get decent return and not have it look like a fire sale. Ever since the flighty left winger declared in June he wants to be moved, gave a list of teams he’d be willing to lift his no-trade clause for, then scuppered deals that would have landed him in Edmonton, the Senators have had problems finding a workable swap.
by Brian Costello - July 18, 2009 10:48 AM EDT
Getting up close and personal with the former Canadiens great at the HHOF provided an unforgettable experience.
Just got back from a couple of memorable days literally hanging out with all the old sweaters/jerseys at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hockey News art director Jamie Hodgson and myself were guests of Craig Campbell, the Hall’s manager, resource center and archives, along with Phil Pritchard, vice president and curator.
by Brian Costello - July 12, 2009 8:55 AM EDT
There's still a handful of unemployed goalies with NHL experience, but most of them will be without a job come October.
Did Martin Biron price himself out of a job in the NHL? Looks like it. Eleven days into the free agent season and virtually every team has filled their starter and backup jobs for 2009-10.
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