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Scary goalie masks

Scary goalie masks

by John Grigg - October 29, 2008 2:31 PM EDT

With Halloween on Friday, we countdown our favorite freaky masks in hockey history.
With Halloween fast approaching, this week’s Top 10 focuses on scary art, in the form of goalie masks. To learn more about the stories behind these ghoulish designs and the history of goalie masks in general, pick up our latest special issue, The Hockey News’ Greatest Masks of All Time, on newsstands now.


Highest payrolls

Highest payrolls

by John Grigg - October 22, 2008 4:40 PM EDT

We countdown the NHL teams who are creeping up to that magical $56.7 million ceiling.
With so much talk surrounding the current state of the global economy, there couldn’t be a better time for THN to discuss the NHL economy.


Early-season free agent pickups in pools

Early-season free agent pickups in pools

by Brian Costello - October 15, 2008 3:03 PM EDT

If you can pick up players on a roll in your pool, here's who might still be available.
The good thing about basic hockey pools is they’re no-nonsense. You show up, draft players, hope for the best and check out the standings from time to time.


Pre-season performances

Pre-season performances

by The Hockey News - October 8, 2008 3:27 PM EDT

Good or bad, the grapefruit games provide a ton of fodder on the cusp on the regular season.
Sure, it’s only the pre-season, but there were still a few noteworthy performances worth mentioning. Not all of them are positive mind you, but then again, nothing in this world is perfect.


Pre-season injuries of impact

Pre-season injuries of impact

by John Grigg - October 1, 2008 4:15 PM EDT

Some players have been unlucky health-wise in the pre-season and their teams will be at a loss without them.
The NHL pre-season is about many things, the most important being able to avoid injuries. This year a number of big-time injuries have hit big-time players.


Picks in the THN office pool

Picks in the THN office pool

by Brian Costello - September 24, 2008 2:43 PM EDT

The annual THN office pool was held Wednesday; here are the top 10 players selected and who picked them.
There’s nothing complicated about our office pool. It’s a straight point pool, 14 of us and 12 rounds of selections. We held it Wednesday at noon.


Expansion nicknames

Expansion nicknames

by Brian Costello - September 17, 2008 3:15 PM EDT

No, the NHL isn't growing, but that's no reason not to dream of some new teams.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman splashed cool water on the possibility of expansion this week, but there’s always a chance things will change in the next decade or so.


Standards for Chris Chelios

Standards for Chris Chelios

by Brian Costello - September 10, 2008 2:33 PM EDT

When Chris Chelios finally does retire, he will have set a number of records that will be tough to beat.
It’s nice to see Chris Chelios back for another season with the Detroit Red Wings. At 46, Chelios is the oldest NHL player since Gordie Howe retired in 1980 at age 52.


Players still looking for a team

Players still looking for a team

by Brian Costello - September 3, 2008 2:58 PM EDT

As the season fast approaches, some NHLers continue to search for a home.
We’re approaching the eve of NHL training camps and there looks to be a handful of player-team matches waiting to be made. Some teams clearly have openings on the third and fourth lines, other teams have plenty of cap space remaining.


Hockey people making me hungry

Hockey people making me hungry

by Brian Costello - August 27, 2008 2:50 PM EDT

Grab a plate, pull up a seat and enjoy a hearting helping of this week's countdown.
It’s 11:30 Wednesday morning, I'm hungry and THN.com editor Edward Fraser is bugging me to submit my top 10 list before lunch. It's the dog days of hockey off-season and the ideas aren¹t so easy.


Junior A logos

Junior A logos

by The Hockey News - August 20, 2008 11:22 AM EDT

The teams from the Jr. A ranks weren't included in the THN tournament, but they still deserve a nod in the weekly countdown.
BY JUSTIN DICKIE When I started as an intern at The Hockey News at the beginning of June, I was surprised at how much of my input was taken into consideration by THN staffers.


Summer Olympic sports in hockey

Summer Olympic sports in hockey

by Brian Costello - August 13, 2008 2:14 PM EDT

The Olympics are full of many different sports, some of which can be found in hockey.
I drifted off in front of the television while watching the Beijing Olympics the other night and I was awakened every few minutes when the commentators made reference to hockey.


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