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All-time salary earners

All-time salary earners

by Brian Costello - May 14, 2008 4:14 PM EDT

Counting down the NHL's all-time leaders in salary earned since disclosure was introduced in 1990.
Jaromir Jagr is poised to become the game’s first-ever $100 million salary earner should he decide to continue his NHL career next season.


Hot List graduates

Hot List graduates

by Ryan Kennedy - May 7, 2008 12:25 PM EDT

We count down the best players who graduated from The Hockey News' Hot List to play in the NHL.
When The Hot List began this year, the one rule that governed the selections was no player who had played a shift in the NHL was eligible. The concept was to follow these prospects until they ‘graduated’ to the big leagues.


Players on tap for the Hall of Fame

Players on tap for the Hall of Fame

by Brian Costello - April 30, 2008 11:53 AM EDT

The lockout makes the 2008 class rather weak, but there are still some sturdy candidates to enter hockey's hallowed Hall.
This is a dry year for first-time eligible Hall of Fame candidates because no one technically retired after the 2004-05 season thanks to the lockout.


Players we didn't think to draft

Players we didn't think to draft

by Brian Costello - April 23, 2008 4:37 PM EDT

A few players have come out of nowhere to post impressive point totals in the first round, led by one San Jose Sharks grinder.
OK, most of us laughed when web editor Edward Fraser used his mid-round picks in The Hockey News playoff pool to select some San Jose Sharks grinders.


Players missing in action

Players missing in action

by Brian Costello - April 16, 2008 2:06 PM EDT

Here is a list of players who are popular playoff pool picks, but have yet to score a point this post-season.
For every Ryane Clowe out there, there’s a couple Paul Stastnys and Marian Gaboriks. You know who they are. They’re the guys selected early in your playoff pool who haven’t bothered to show up through one week of action.


Greybeards yearning for a Cup

Greybeards yearning for a Cup

by Brian Costello - April 9, 2008 3:03 PM EDT

Players in this post-season who've played the most regular season games without winning a Cup.
It’s not nearly as dramatic as the Ray Bourque Stanley Cup mission of 2001 or the Dave Andreychuk Cup quest in 2004, but there are nine NHLers with more than 1,000 games to their credit without championship rings.


Excuses for the Canucks

Excuses for the Canucks

by Brian Costello - April 2, 2008 2:45 PM EDT

If the Vancouver Canucks miss the playoffs, here are 10 excuses they can use this off-season.
The Vancouver Canucks will need a couple of clutch wins in their final two games if they are to make the playoffs – and even that may not be enough.


New flavors of chicken wings

New flavors of chicken wings

by Brian Costello - March 26, 2008 3:27 PM EDT

Playoff season means it's time to indulge in your favorite kind of chicken wings. We run down our list of ideas for new flavors with an NHL twist.
I went to Wingporium the other day where they boast something like 89 different flavors of chicken wings. After noticing Thai Domi in the spicy category, I couldn’t help but try and come up with additional flavors for them in their quest to reach 100.


New young faces you’ll see this spring

New young faces you’ll see this spring

by Brian Costello - March 19, 2008 9:38 AM EDT

With college and junior seasons winding down, expect to see prospects dotting NHL lineups.
It’s spring audition time for young prospects with bright futures. It started a month ago when Montreal traded Cristobal Huet to Washington, effectively putting 20-year-old Carey Price in the prime time spotlight.


Names of the season

Names of the season

by Brian Costello - March 12, 2008 10:48 AM EDT

With winter's cruel grip refusing to let go, we countdown the NHLers who keep the season fresh in our minds.
With much of northeastern North America buried beneath another blanket of white stuff, there are a handful of hockey personalities I can’t get out of my mind.


Surprising road performers

Surprising road performers

by Brian Costello - March 5, 2008 10:59 AM EST

Smaller players often get knocked for their play away from home, but the stats tell a different story.
If there’s one misconception that’s being dispelled this season it’s that smaller, softer players are far superior on home ice compared to unfriendly road ice.


Best names in hockey

Best names in hockey

by Ryan Dixon - February 27, 2008 2:52 PM EST

In this week's countdown, we ignore milestones and scoring prowess in favor of good ol' fashion phonetic fun.
There are so many great things about hockey, not the least of which is the names of the game. We scoured the pro, minor pro and amateur ranks to rate players - not by skill level - but rather by how well their name rolls off your tongue.


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