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Surprises of the NHL season

Surprises of the NHL season

by Adam Proteau - March 9, 2011 3:35 PM EST

We count down the biggest surprises, good and bad, from around the NHL as this regular season heads down the home stretch.
As with every NHL season, there have been surprises - both positive and negative - that defy logic and expectation. In this week’s THN.


Best NHL deadline trades

Best NHL deadline trades

by Adam Proteau - March 2, 2011 12:36 PM EST

Adam Proteau counts down his favorite deals from on and around the NHL's trade deadline period.
Although most people know you can never really judge an NHL trade until months, if not years, after a deal is consummated, it is always fun to try and pinpoint which teams did well in their swap shop business.


All-time Buffalo Sabres

All-time Buffalo Sabres

by Adam Proteau - February 23, 2011 3:00 PM EST

With a new face joining the Buffalo Sabres organization we count down the top players in the team's history.
In his first press conference as the new owner of the Buffalo Sabres, Terry Pegula broke down in tears when describing Hall-of-Famer Gilbert Perreault as “my hero.


Most likely players to be traded

Most likely players to be traded

by Adam Proteau - February 16, 2011 12:40 PM EST

As the trade deadline approaches, we count down the players we most expect to see moved by Feb. 28.
In another transaction well ahead of the trade deadline, Chris Kelly was shipped to Boston from Ottawa Tuesday in exchange for a second round pick.


All-time oft-injured players

All-time oft-injured players

by The Hockey News - February 9, 2011 2:07 PM EST

From our Book of Lists, we countdown the best players through history who had their careers hampered by injuries.
The physical nature of hockey has shortened the careers of some of the game’s biggest stars. Bobby Orr battled knee injuries beginning in his very first NHL season with the Boston Bruins, while Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux had chronic back woes as well as a laundry list of other ailments.


Players who played at 40

Players who played at 40

by Adam Proteau - February 2, 2011 1:33 PM EST

This week we count down the best all-time NHLers who played into their 40s and still managed to have an impact.
Dwayne Roloson shut out the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday; it was his fourth shutout of the season - not bad for a guy who turned 41 years old in October.


Wayne Gretzky achievements

Wayne Gretzky achievements

by Adam Proteau - January 26, 2011 2:01 PM EST

In honor of The Great One's 50th birthday, we recall some of his biggest accomplishments in his illustrious career.
When he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999, Wayne Gretzky said, “In 10 years, players will be better than I was.” More than a decade later, that prediction represents one of the few times in life Gretzky didn’t get it right.


Off-season acquisitions

Off-season acquisitions

by Adam Proteau - January 19, 2011 1:35 PM EST

Looking back at the 2010 off-season, we rank the best-of-the-best additions to NHL lineups.
The NHL’s off-season acquisition game is fraught with peril. Take a look at my worst free agent signings of the summer of 2008 and you’ll see that two (Wade Redden and Mike Commodore) are now playing in the American League; two (Michael Ryder and Bryce Salvador) have been candidates to have their salaries dumped in the AHL; and Ron Hainsey will earn $4.


Best puck-handling goalies

Best puck-handling goalies

by The Hockey News - January 12, 2011 11:05 AM EST

Over the years the art of goalies handling the puck has been fine-tuned with Martin Brodeur standing as the model passer.
The importance of a good puck-handling goalie hasn’t been as big a part of the NHL for the past few years, but it has its roots as far back as Jacques Plante, who would occasionally roam well out of his crease.


Best quotes from 2010

Best quotes from 2010

by John Grigg - January 5, 2011 1:28 PM EST

Hockey players may not be the most vocal athletes, but as this week's list points out, they often come up with great one-liners.
This being the first Top 10 of 2011, we thought we’d take one last look back at 2010. Everyday at THN.com (or pretty much everyday) you can find a new “Say What?!?” feature, billed as a shocking, funny or noteworthy quote from personalities around the NHL.


World Junior Championship all-time scorers

World Junior Championship all-time scorers

by John Grigg - December 29, 2010 10:06 AM EST

In recognition of some of the best performances from the WJC, we count down the top all-time point producers.
The World Junior Championship is underway and one thing is for sure, we’re never going to see scoring numbers like we used to. That’s not a complaint, we’ll take better competition any day of the week.


Calder Trophy candidates

Calder Trophy candidates

by John Grigg - December 22, 2010 12:15 PM EST

With some impressive performances from first-year players, we count down the top candidates for rookie of the year.
When the NHL hands out its hardware in June it will have been seven seasons since Barret Jackman won the Calder Trophy. Never known as an offensive dynamo, Jackman racked up 190 PIM and a plus-23 rating in a shutdown role for St.


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