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Memorable playoff OTs

Memorable playoff OTs

by John Grigg - April 22, 2009 2:25 PM EDT

Some of the best games in the history of the NHL playoff have need OT to find a winner. We countdown our favorites.
If there’s one thing the Stanley Cup playoffs bring each year, it’s drama. Upsets, seventh games, veterans striving for their first Cup and young players getting a taste of what it takes to win make the NHL post-season grind unique.


Playoff questions

Playoff questions

by John Grigg - April 15, 2009 3:30 PM EDT

Beyond who will win and who will go home, we count down the top 10 specific unknowns heading into the post-season.
Every year, the playoffs come with questions: Who will? Who can? What if? In 2008 people wondered: Who would come out of the top-heavy West? And would the West champ be too beaten-up to win the Cup? Could Carey Price carry the Canadiens? How effective would Peter Forsberg (remember him?) be? Would Washington continue its Cinderella-run under Bruce Boudreau? With the NHL playoffs set to begin in earnest Wednesday in Washington and Pittsburgh, there are, again, questions that can only be answered on the ice.


Quotes of the year

Quotes of the year

by John Grigg - April 8, 2009 3:24 PM EDT

Hockey players are known more for spewing clichés than notable quotables, but there were still some gems from the 2008-09 season.
This week’s THN.com Top 10 has a year-in-review feel to it. We’ve pored over articles, video segments and press releases from our archives to find the Top 10 Quotes of the Season.


Russian players

Russian players

by John Grigg - April 1, 2009 12:45 PM EDT

After counting down the Finns, Czechs and Swedes, we turn our attention to the best of the powerful Russians.
We’ve done the Czechs, the Swedes and the Finns, in our on-going analysis of the NHL’s best European players. This week we turn to Russia.


All-time goal celebrations

All-time goal celebrations

by John Grigg - March 25, 2009 4:00 PM EDT

With exuberant cheering a hot topic lately, we look back at some of the best creations in hockey history.
All of the hoopla this past week surrounding Alex Ovechkin’s ‘Too Hot To Handle’ celebration of his 50th goal of the season got us thinking about the greatest goal celebrations of all time.


Line combos

Line combos

by John Grigg - March 18, 2009 2:26 PM EDT

From the Little White Russian to the Pizza Line, we count down the NHL's best trios.
This week the THN Top 10 counts down the NHL’s 10 best lines. Now before everyone gets all in a tizzy over the combinations listed below, let it be known we worked off the depth charts sent to us last week by our 30 NHL correspondents – all of whom cover their respective teams for major dailies in those cities.


Finnish players

Finnish players

by John Grigg - March 11, 2009 3:02 PM EDT

We counted down the best active Czechs and Swedes, now it's time to look at the Finns.
In our ongoing quest to name the top-10 current NHL players from each European hockey power – we began with the Czechs and the Swedes – this week we’re running down the best Finns still active.


‘09 deadline deals

‘09 deadline deals

by John Grigg - March 4, 2009 7:05 PM EST

With 22 deals made Wednesday, we have more than a few to pick from for our best of the day.
The 25-trade record wasn’t broken, but 22 were made with 47 players and 21 picks moving. Not bad after a slow start. Unfortunately, the biggest name to switch teams was Olli Jokinen, not exactly in the Marian Hossa or Brian Campbell category from last season.


Deadline Day blockbusters

Deadline Day blockbusters

by John Grigg - February 25, 2009 3:11 PM EST

With March 4 fast approaching, we countdown the biggest deals of all-time.
With the trade deadline fast approaching, NHL fans are excited about their teams’ chances at improving for the stretch run or peddling their moveable assets into futures.


Plus-minus team leaders

Plus-minus team leaders

by John Grigg - February 18, 2009 4:55 PM EST

Who amongst the NHL's plus-minus leaders tops their team by the widest margin? We countdown the top 10.
This week’s THN.com Top 10 takes a look at plus-minus. Not the top-10 plus-minus leaders (40 percent of whom are Bruins), but rather we looked at the NHL’s plus-minus leaders (through to No.


Swedish players

Swedish players

by The Hockey News - February 11, 2009 3:35 PM EST

There's plenty of top-end talent from the tre kroner nation; we count them down.
For this week’s Top 10 we’re continuing our semi-regular look at the NHL’s best players by country. A couple of weeks ago we began with the Top 10 Czechs, and this week we count down the best Swedes currently in the NHL.


Little guys

Little guys

by John Grigg - February 4, 2009 3:05 PM EST

We countdown the NHLers who show they've got game despite their diminutive stature.
This week we’re paying homage to those players who were repeatedly told they were too small to play big-time hockey. The one’s who were passed over and pushed aside (figuratively) before making it to the best league in the world.


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