by Adam Proteau - April 11, 2012 1:23 PM EDT
The head-to-head showdowns within several of the playoff series will determine who's moving on and who's golfing.
No playoff series is ever won based solely on the battle between two opponents, but many of those battles go a long way in deciding the fate of their teams.
by The Hockey News - April 4, 2012 11:49 AM EDT
From dead animals, to potentially dangerous glass bottles, here are the most memorable things thrown on the ice.
Every hockey fan knows the feeling…the feeling of wanting to throw something. Whether the brunt of your extreme emotions is the television screen or the players on the ice, when the other team scores, or when your team scores, the knee-jerk reaction is to grab the closest object and fling it.
by Adam Proteau - March 28, 2012 3:20 PM EDT
We explore which NHLers have fallen grossly short of expectations this season.
Many teams and players have achieved more than was expected of them in the 2011-12 campaign. But as the regular season winds down, there are also individuals and groups that have been huge disappointments.
by Adam Proteau - March 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT
He'll always have his haters, but there's no denying No. 87 has had a great deal of accomplishments.
Sidney Crosby’s four-point performance against Winnipeg Tuesday was another high point of many in his seven-season NHL career. What have been Crosby’s all-time best moments on the ice? That’s our focus in this week’s THN.
by The Hockey News - March 7, 2012 4:02 PM EST
In today's list, we rank the 10 best troikas in NHL history.
The Triple Crown Line made some sweet music on the ice. The magic, however, didn’t translate to the studio. Not content to merely embarrass opposing goalies, Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor put their dignity aside in 1979 and had a little fun while recording the single Please Forgive My Misconduct Last Night.
by Adam Proteau - February 29, 2012 2:05 PM EST
This week, we look at 10 players who have shown growth in their game this season.
It’s Feb. 29, the day we see only during a leap year. Which NHL players have made the biggest leap in performance from last season to the current campaign? That’s our focus in this week’s THN.
by The Hockey News - February 22, 2012 4:12 PM EST
It takes a lot of toughness and a dash of luck to hold an extended streak of games played.
By Jeff Doner The last time defenseman Jay Bouwmeester missed a game, the Toronto Maple Leafs were on their way to a franchise record 103-point season and the Pittsburgh Penguins were toiling at the bottom of the NHL standings.
by Adam Proteau - February 14, 2012 4:03 PM EST
On Valentine's Day, we celebrate the best hockey-related couples to come along.
Most, if not all, professional hockey players are in love with the game. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room in their lives for another love.
by Adam Proteau - February 8, 2012 1:55 PM EST
We look at players who need a new city to resurrect their careers.
As the Feb. 27 NHL trade deadline approaches, many players’ names will be bandied about in rumors. But for a variety of reasons, some NHLers need a change of scenery more than others.
by The Hockey News - February 1, 2012 3:25 PM EST
This week we count down some of the strangest men to ever own an NHL team.
Winning any kind of popularity contest is a gigantic long shot for the grand majority of those fortunate (and fortuned) folks who have owned an NHL team.
by Adam Proteau - January 25, 2012 1:48 PM EST
This week we count down the best player performances from the post-overtime part of the hockey game.
Cody Hodgson won the game for his Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night by scoring in the shootout against the Edmonton Oilers. It was his second goal in five shootout attempts, but both of those goals proved to be the game-decider.
by Adam Proteau - January 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST
There have been some great performances from unexpected players this season and we count down the best.
The NHL’s Bill Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to the NHLer “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey,” but the league does not have a comeback-player-of-the-year award.
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