by Brian Costello - August 6, 2008 2:28 PM EDT
Teams in a good position to get the first overall draft pick in 2009.
A pessimist would give this top 10 list the following headline: The top 10 teams most likely to miss the playoffs in 2008-09. The optimist in me prefers to look at the bright side.
by Brian Costello - July 30, 2008 3:31 PM EDT
Sundin is a consistent player, but here's why he isn't a Hall of Famer.
Some media outlets have referred to the indecisive Mats Sundin as an automatic Hall of Famer, regardless of what he decides to do with his hockey career.
by Brian Costello - July 23, 2008 3:32 PM EDT
Counting down a few players who went from the NHL to Europe and put up impressive numbers.
Old NHLers don’t necessarily retire. Some of them travel across the Atlantic to continue their pro careers in the elite European leagues.
by Brian Costello - July 16, 2008 3:11 PM EDT
The connection between hockey and golf is undeniable.
Hockey players dominated the field at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nev., this past weekend with five former or current NHLers among the top nine.
by The Hockey News - July 9, 2008 3:11 PM EDT
Counting down some of the most notable NHL players who are retiring or taking their act overseas next season.
BY JUSTIN DICKIE When the NHL begins its 2008-09 season in October, there will be a few noticeable omissions from team rosters. A couple of surefire Hall of Famers said, “See ya later” to the NHL recently, while a few not-so-high-profile others will be missed, too.
by Brian Costello - July 2, 2008 3:21 PM EDT
This week's top 10 counts down the July 1 contracts that left us scratching our heads.
One can only imagine the negotiating that took place between Toronto GM Cliff Fletcher and the agent for marquee defenseman Jeff Finger. Was the $14 million for four years the first offer Fletcher made? If so, Fletcher should have his head examined.
by Brian Costello - June 25, 2008 3:13 PM EDT
After the grind of the season, what do players do to unwind in the off-season?
Does anyone still golf? Hockey players do. A lot more than Tiger Woods these days. Some players golf virtually every day in the off-season. Golf is easily the favorite summer activity among NHL players.
by Brian Costello - June 18, 2008 12:14 PM EDT
You can add these 10 things to the Death and Taxes list.
The names and faces change from year to year as does the unfolding drama. But some things remain the same at each and every NHL draft. It all starts when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman steps up to the podium to address the local crowd.
by Brian Costello - June 11, 2008 2:04 PM EDT
With The Hockey Theme headed to CTV, here's some suggestions for the CBC when choosing a new jingle.
Now that Doris Claman’s famous theme song for Hockey Night In Canada has moved to CTV and TSN, the CBC will be looking for a new jingle for its popular Saturday night show.
by Brian Costello - June 4, 2008 3:59 PM EDT
Sami Kapanen retired Tuesday, inspiring a Top 10 list of hockey's best Sams of all-time.
One mention of Sam at The Hockey News and all of us think about lovable Sam McCaig, our well-dressed, easy-going senior editor. Mention Sam in your household and what’s the first face to come to mind? Sam Malone from Cheers? Sam the butcher from The Brady Bunch? Sam Walton, the guy who created Walmart and Sam’s Club? Google puts the Seattle Art Museum first on its list.
by Brian Costello - May 28, 2008 4:08 PM EDT
How the first pick in every draft fares is well documented, but what about the tenth overall selection?
There have been plenty of busts along the way, a lot more than we thought there would be. The No. 10 slot in the NHL entry draft has produced a lot of good players over the years.
by Brian Costello - May 21, 2008 3:43 PM EDT
It's this cast of characters who can be the difference between victory and defeat.
It’s only natural names such as Crosby, Zetterberg, Malkin and Lidstrom are getting most of the attention as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings gear up for an epic Stanley Cup final.