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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Brian Costello - February 20, 2008 2:58 PM EST
Free agency and longevity likely means we'll never see a player duplicate a career like this week's No. 1
The lowering age of free agency, the growing number of teams and the ability of today’s players to remain active into their 40s is making Alex Delvecchio’s record unreachable.
by Brian Costello - February 13, 2008 2:56 PM EST
The deadline is fast approaching, so here are 10 players who will (or should) be traded by Feb. 26.
In case you missed it, The Hockey News put Mats Sundin, Marian Hossa and Brian Campbell on the cover of our trade deadline preview issue wearing projected new team uniforms.
by Brian Costello - February 6, 2008 2:44 PM EST
Who has the best chance of securing the No. 1 pick and, likely, Steven Stamkos?
The good thing about the NHL draft lottery is that even the last-place team has a less than 50-50 chance of securing the first overall pick, thereby dissuading the temptation for a team to tank it late in the season.
by Brian Costello - January 30, 2008 2:24 PM EST
With players from both sides of the Atlantic featured on every roster, sometimes it's hard to know for sure where an NHLer was born.
About 15 years ago, former The Hockey News senior writer Mike Ulmer did a story about the top up-and-coming Russian players in the game. The list included that tough, young Russian by the name of Alek Stojanov, from the Siberian village of Windsor Ont.
by Brian Costello - January 22, 2008 4:00 PM EST
We countdown the players who are prone to put the puck in the net themselves, rather than help out a teammate.
Marek Svatos, meet Cy Young. The two have a date with destiny. Or, at least, Svatos has a date with the designation made famous by Cy Young. Young, of course, was the famous pitcher who, more than 100 years ago, dominated baseball with 15 seasons of 20 or more wins.
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