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Czech players

Czech players

by John Grigg - January 28, 2009 3:08 PM EST

The Russians may have two of the top three players in the world, but the Czechs have plenty of top-class NHLers, too.
In this week’s THN.com Top 10 we’re adding some international flavor by counting down the Czech Republic NHLers we’d most like to have on our roster right now.


Alternate jerseys

Alternate jerseys

by John Grigg - January 21, 2009 2:30 PM EST

The Wings Winter Classics? Montreal's retro duds? The Blues new creation? We countdown our favorites.
Every year now, a slew of NHL teams introduce alternate jerseys. It all began in 1992 on the occasion of the NHL’s 75th anniversary. That year, the Original Six squads all sported throwback jerseys.


Stars who hit

Stars who hit

by John Grigg - January 14, 2009 2:32 PM EST

In this week's countdown we look at the top bodycheckers in the NHL and rank who we'd want on our team the most.
Tampa Bay right winger Evgeny Artyukhin has been in the news recently. The 6-foot-5, 254-pound Russian bear has been throwing bodychecks like it’s nobody’s business, moving into the league’s top-10 hit-dishers with 114 and making life a little more painful for opponents such as Alex Tanguay and, more recently, rookie blueliner Drew Doughty.


Happy helpers

Happy helpers

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

After looking at the pure goal-guys last week, we turn our attention to those who prefer the assist.
In what is fast becoming a trend, this week’s THN.com Top 10 works in conjunction with last week’s list.  This week we look at the players leading the league in assists as a percentage of total points.


Cy Young candidates

Cy Young candidates

by John Grigg - December 31, 2008 12:03 PM EST

These guys simply don't have the Christmas spirit within them - they figure it's better to receive than to give.
This week THN takes a look at the NHL’s Cy Young candidates; the players leading the way when it comes to goals scored as a percentage of points totalled.


Overpaid NHLers

Overpaid NHLers

by John Grigg - December 17, 2008 3:31 PM EST

Last week it was the best bargains, this week we countdown those players not worth the big dough.
After running down the top 10 NHL bargains last week, we’d be remiss if we neglected to make note of the league’s most overpaid players.


Best bargains

Best bargains

by John Grigg - December 10, 2008 3:22 PM EST

Everyone has money on the mind, which has us considering the best bang-for-the-buck NHL players.
NHL governors are meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla., this week and Day 1 was all about the economy. NHL owners and team executives were addressed by economists from both sides of the border concerning the long-term ramifications of the current economic downturn on league business.


Best rookie goalie seasons

Best rookie goalie seasons

by John Grigg - December 3, 2008 3:03 PM EST

There have been some memorable rookie seasons from goalies in the past, so we decided to count down the best.
Columbus goalie Steve Mason was named the NHL’s rookie of the month for November. The 2008 world junior championship MVP is a former London Knight and (briefly) Kitchener Ranger in the Ontario League.


Best goalies right now

Best goalies right now

by John Grigg - November 26, 2008 2:22 PM EST

The injury bug has hit, so we examine the past few weeks to determine who is the NHL's top tender.
With the injury bug hitting the NHL’s upper tier of goaltenders this season – Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, Evgeni Nabokov, Rick DiPietro, Marc-Andre Fleury – and a number of second-tier tenders filling in nicely, we wondered: “Who are the NHL’s best goalies, right now?” Not who we want for a one-game showdown.


Hockey's top duos

Hockey's top duos

by John Grigg - November 19, 2008 1:00 PM EST

We count down NHL pairings that get us excited every time they touch the ice.
Simply because I live and work in Toronto, many people ask if I’m a Leafs fan. My answer is always the same: “I’m a fan of exciting hockey played by exciting players.


Deserving all-stars

Deserving all-stars

by John Grigg - November 12, 2008 2:50 PM EST

The all-star ballot is out, but here are some names that didn't make it despite earning a spot.
Working from last week’s Top 10, this week I look at the Top 10 players who deserve to be on the NHL’s all-star ballot, - but aren't - picking one player from each position (even though the ballot only lists forwards) in each conference.


Undeserving all-stars

Undeserving all-stars

by John Grigg - November 5, 2008 11:49 AM EST

We countdown the most curious picks on the NHL's recently released All-Star Game ballot.
I know it’s just early November, but All-Star Game procedures are already well under way. Here in the office, plans are in the works for THN’s all-star party in Montreal and in NHL circles, the 2008-09 XM/NHL All-Star Fan Ballot list has been released.


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