by John Grigg - August 11, 2010 2:15 PM EDT
This week we count down the players who stand to make the most extra cash, should they reach a certain plateau.
We all know about bonus clauses in contracts. Score 50 goals, get a mitt full of money! Win the Conn Smythe Trophy, get a mitt full of money! (Even if we have to squeeze it under the cap next season.
by The Hockey News - August 4, 2010 2:55 PM EDT
Every year the KHL plays a more prominent role in the NHL's off-season, so what are the biggest splashes the Russian league has made?
By Jamie Ross Will they stay or will they go? That question has been asked numerous times every summer since the Kontinental League formed in 2008 and began luring players away from the NHL with lucrative contract offers.
by John Grigg - July 28, 2010 4:40 PM EDT
We count down the NHL's best signings, trades and other big news of the summer.
It’s been a relatively quiet off-season in terms of big-name free agents swapping sweaters – no Marians signing big-money, long-term contracts with big-city squads and no future Hall of Famers traded for the second time in three years a la Chris Pronger.
by The Hockey News - July 21, 2010 4:10 PM EDT
On the heels of Ilya Kovalchuk's deal being thrown out, we look at other mammoth-sized contracts.
By Kyle Palantzas In the wake of the longest contract in NHL history fizzling into the abyss, THN started musing on players’ price tags.
by John Grigg - July 14, 2010 3:25 PM EDT
Like them or not, offer sheets have been around the NHL for years and, in some cases, had a profound impact on the teams involved.
On the heels of Chicago matching San Jose’s four-year, $14-million offer sheet to young blueliner Niklas Hjalmarsson, we got to thinking about other such offers over the years.
by John Grigg - July 7, 2010 2:30 PM EDT
With Bob Probert in our minds after his early death this week, we count down the best of his breed.
In honor of Bob Probert, whose death this week shocked and saddened the hockey world, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the NHL’s all-time toughest fighters.
by John Grigg - June 30, 2010 2:05 PM EDT
As free agency opens, here's a rundown of teams with the most money to spend.
July 1 is free agent frenzy day and teams will be falling all over themselves to have the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Nabokov, Anton Volchenkov and others put pen to letter-headed paper.
by John Grigg - June 22, 2010 10:30 PM EDT
There are a plethora of goalies available, but since the market for 'tenders is weak, where do they fit in?
There are 44 NHL (or NHLish) goaltenders set to enter some sort of free agency come July 1. Not all are very good; many of the restricted variety will simply sign with their current squads and some lesser lights will fade away to European or minor pro leagues.
by John Grigg - June 16, 2010 4:35 PM EDT
As free agency nears, we take a look at the best value contracts around the league.
It’s buyout time in the NHL and a number of teams are looking to divest themselves of bad contracts. Montreal’s Georges Laraque was the first and Edmonton is rumored to be the most active with as many as three players on the cusp of becoming cap casualties.
by John Grigg - June 9, 2010 4:50 PM EDT
We rank the top UFAs from this summer's crop, based on the bang they will give for the buck invested.
As fun as the Stanley Cup final is, the summer season can be just as crazy. The NHL Awards are just two weeks away and the draft starts June 25.
by John Grigg - June 2, 2010 2:15 PM EDT
The Blackhawks have a fair amount of late-rounders in their lineup and even more scattered around the NHL.
The Blackhawks are looking to go up 3-0 in the Stanley Cup final Wednesday night and they do so with some decidedly late draft choices playing major roles.
by John Grigg - May 26, 2010 2:25 PM EDT
We count down the top playoff performances by players from this year's Cup finalist franchises.
We’re going back to the future by examining this season’s Stanley Cup finalists’ franchise leaders in playoff scoring. Much has been made of Jonathan Toews’ rise to prominence this year – top forward at the Olympics, driving the favored team as the post-season’s leading scorer – but he only just cracks the top five here.
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