by John Grigg - January 6, 2010 3:50 PM EST
The day after the conclusion of this year's junior tournament, we look back at the best performances ever.
Great gold medal game Tuesday night between the U.S. and Canada. Some shoddy goaltending to be sure, but all in all, we found it to be the most entertaining final in years.
by John Grigg - December 30, 2009 10:57 AM EST
With the New Year on the horizon we look at some of the bigger, more important team resolutions around the NHL.
As we get ever closer to the New Year, every NHL team has something it must resolve to do in 2010. Some obvious resolutions: San Jose needs an extended playoff run; Atlanta must stop allowing so many goals (26th in NHL) and sign Ilya Kovalchuk long term; Chicago must keep its core under the salary cap, along with its depth; Phoenix must get some butts in the seats; and Philadelphia’s brass must figure out what ails the Flyers.
by John Grigg - December 23, 2009 10:15 AM EST
The Devils great racked up another all-time mark by shutting out the Pens 4-0 Monday to add to his impressive list of feats.
With Martin Brodeur’s 104th career shutout Monday night, the NHL has a new undisputed Mr. Zero. Brodeur, 37, has surpassed an NHL standard once believed to be insurmountable, Terry Sawchuk’s 103 shutouts.
by John Grigg - December 16, 2009 2:25 PM EST
With the world's best junior players getting set to battle, we count down the top all-time CHLers.
As a nod to the announcement of Canada’s 2010 World Junior Championship squad Wednesday, we took a look at a chapter from THN’s Ultimate Book of Hockey Lists and offered a slightly updated version.
by John Grigg - December 9, 2009 2:20 PM EST
Rookie performances are hitting their stride, so we take a look at the top contenders for rookie of the year.
A few games past the quarter-mark of the season and a number of first-year players have separated themselves from the competition when it comes to rookie-of-the-year honors.
by John Grigg - December 2, 2009 3:20 PM EST
There's been a lot of nutty things taking place in this NHL season so far. We count down the wackiest facts.
Through two months of the 2009-10 season the NHL hasn’t exactly played out as most expected. Sure, Joe Thornton leads the league in assists and New Jersey is allowing a league-low number of goals against, but Martin Havlat has just two goals and is minus-14, and Anaheim is last in the Pacific Division.
by John Grigg - November 25, 2009 4:00 PM EST
Chris Neil and Zenon Konopka may be tops in the league with 76 PIMs, but our No. 1 puts them to shame in PIMsPM.
We’re hovering around the quarter-mark of the NHL season and Ottawa’s Chris Neil and Tampa’s Zenon Konopka are leading the NHL with 76 penalty minutes.
by John Grigg - November 18, 2009 1:45 PM EST
With a young Blue Jackets prospect making headlines in deciding to return to Russia, we look at the best scorers their top league has to offer.
Despite criticisms of it being propped-up by oligarchs and the Russian government, the Kontinental League is proving to be a viable place for players to earn a living – and in many cases a better living than they can earn anywhere else.
by John Grigg - November 11, 2009 4:25 PM EST
On a day we honor those who fought for their country, THN counts down the best who also played the great game of hockey.
Remembrance Day is a special day. We remember those who gave their lives for others in far-away places. Today’s heroes fight in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq.
by John Grigg - November 4, 2009 3:45 PM EST
The NHL has had more than its fair share of injuries this season, but some have had a greater impact than others.
With Alex Ovechkin’s injury this week, six surefire Russian Olympians are currently on the shelf – Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Andrei Markov, Anton Volchenkov, Sergei Gonchar and Evgeni Malkin.
by John Grigg - October 28, 2009 3:15 PM EDT
With the 50-year anniversary of the goalie mask upon us, we look back at moments of indelible impact.
Nov. 1 marks the 50th anniversary of Jacques Plante becoming the first goaltender to don a mask upon returning to a game after an injury. Plante didn’t invent the goalie mask, but he certainly improved it and the two have since become synonymous with one another.
by John Grigg - October 21, 2009 3:30 PM EDT
We count down the players who provide their teams with the best bang for the salary cap buck.
With Atlanta’s signing of former waiver-wire castoff and current super-bargain center Rich Peverley to a contract extension Tuesday, we got to debating some of the NHL’s other best bargains.