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Backup goalies

Backup goalies

by Adam Proteau - November 9, 2011 1:22 PM EST

With a lot of No. 2 netminders making noise this season, we rank the best ones so far.
They don’t get nearly as much of the spotlight as the starting goalies, but if you don’t believe backup netminders are important, just ask a team that doesn’t have a dependable No.


October surprises

October surprises

by Adam Proteau - November 2, 2011 12:26 PM EDT

With one month behind us we look at some of the biggest individual and team surprises so far this season.
The NHL season is roughly a month old and there is no shortage of surprises. Here is the top 10 so far this season: 10. CHICAGO’S SPECIAL TEAMS Last season, the Hawks had the third-best power play in the league (23.


Players of the month

Players of the month

by Adam Proteau - October 26, 2011 12:06 PM EDT

With October coming to a close, we rank the top players of the NHL season's first month.
As part of a new tradition, THN.com’s Top 10 list will focus on the best NHL players for each month of the regular season. October isn’t completely over yet, but it’s basically done, so let’s kick things off with the best NHLers over the course of the 2011-12 season’s first month.


Slow starts

Slow starts

by Adam Proteau - October 19, 2011 4:10 PM EDT

A couple of weeks into the season we look at players who aren't exactly off to the best of starts.
The NHL season is only a couple weeks old, but already there is a great deal of pressure on players and teams who aren’t performing to expectations.


Untradeable contracts

Untradeable contracts

by Adam Proteau - October 12, 2011 3:00 PM EDT

This week's Top 10 list ranks the contracts you're not likely to see traded ever.
This week’s THN.com Top 10 looks at the league’s toughest contracts to trade. Now, that doesn’t mean each deal listed here is untradeable.


Potential last seasons

Potential last seasons

by Adam Proteau - October 5, 2011 2:10 PM EDT

There are more than a few players who may be embarking on their final NHL season this year and we rank them.
Hockey fans everywhere are excited for the start of the 2011-12 regular season – but there’s always a bittersweet element to each new year because there are always guys entering their final NHL campaign.


Shots in NHL history

Shots in NHL history

by The Hockey News - September 28, 2011 5:51 PM EDT

The best-ever shots the in NHL always cause fear, whether it be from velocity or accuracy.
By Brian Liu There’s more than one way to score a goal in the NHL. Sometimes, it’s an amazing individual effort, a beautiful passing play or even a mishap by the padded man.


Calder candidates

Calder candidates

by Adam Proteau - September 21, 2011 2:14 PM EDT

We run down a list of 10 rookies who are the pre-season favorites to contend for the NHL's rookie of the year award.
Every season, there are first-year NHLers who either come out of nowhere to make an impact, or who, based on their pedigree at the junior or college level, are expected to make significant contributions right away.


NHLers with bizarre birthplaces

NHLers with bizarre birthplaces

by Adam Proteau - September 14, 2011 1:55 PM EDT

The vast majority of NHLers come from North America or Europe, but some originate from regions all over the world.
By and large, elite hockey players have come from Canada, the United States, Russia and a handful of European countries. However, more than a few NHL players came into the world in the most unlikely of locations.


Storylines to watch

Storylines to watch

by Adam Proteau - September 7, 2011 3:57 PM EDT

In today's countdown, we rank the top storylines to watch as training camps set to open.
The NHL’s training camps are about to kick off – and with them, there will be no shortage of intriguing storylines that begin. For this week’s Top 10, here are the stories most worth watching: 10.


Remaining UFAs

Remaining UFAs

by Adam Proteau - August 31, 2011 2:21 PM EDT

With training camps closing in, there are still a number of noteworthy names available on the free agent market.
It’s almost time for NHL training camps to begin, but there are a number of recognizable names still searching for employment. Here are the top 10 remaining unrestricted free agent NHLers (not counting Teemu Selanne, who most believe will sign with Anaheim or retire): 10.


Games to watch

Games to watch

by Adam Proteau - August 24, 2011 12:01 PM EDT

With the season creeping closer, we run down a chronological list of the most intriguing games on the slate this season.
With September fast approaching, it will soon be time for NHL training camps to begin - and before you know it, the regular season will be upon us.


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