by The Hockey News - July 6, 2011 10:30 AM EDT
The NHL has had its fair share of turmoil over the years, so this week we rank the most touchy moments and characters in history.
For whatever reason, the NHL has always been a lightning rod for controversy. Perhaps it’s the overwhelming passion for the game that burns within players and fans alike.
by The Hockey News - June 29, 2011 1:42 PM EDT
With the draft behind us, we look at the top players in the NHL today who didn't hear their names called.
By Michael Amato Draft day is behind us and, unfortunately, some young men were left disappointed after not being selected. But that doesn’t mean their quest for the NHL has to end here as more than a few stars have made it without being drafted.
by Adam Proteau - June 24, 2011 11:52 AM EDT
This week's list features the top-ranked prospects as they appeared in our annual Draft Preview edition.
The 2011 NHL Entry Draft is all set to go in Minnesota, so what better time to look at the Top 10 prospects as listed in THN’s annual Draft Preview edition.
by The Hockey News - June 22, 2011 1:25 PM EDT
Not only do NHL superstars come out of the first round of the draft, they can also be found in the much later stages.
By Michael Amato Not every superstar NHLer was a blue-chip prospect selected in the first round. Many were uncovered in the later rounds by some shrewd scouting.
by Adam Proteau - June 15, 2011 11:55 AM EDT
As the NHL free agency period draws near, the buyouts will begin shortly so we present the most likely players to go.
The NHL’s free agency season is fast approaching and with it there will be speculation as to which teams will increase their available salary cap space by buying out veteran players no longer in their plans.
by Adam Proteau - June 8, 2011 2:39 PM EDT
We count down the best players to ever wear the jersey of the Winnipeg Jets.
The return of an NHL franchise to Winnipeg has been headline news in Canada for the past week. And although the team Manitoba’s capital is getting isn’t the same one that left in 1996, having the best hockey league on the planet back has stirred memories of the Jets organization that’s now in Phoenix.
by Adam Proteau - June 1, 2011 3:05 PM EDT
As the Stanley Cup final takes off, we rank the top players based on the star points they've earned through the eyes of THN staffers.
Who has been the most pleasing in the NHL’s post-season? Good question. During these playoffs, The Hockey News has endeavored to rate the best players by constructing a points system based on the three stars of each game (as judged by a THN staffer).
by Adam Proteau - May 25, 2011 3:10 PM EDT
As this year's Vancouver team enters the Cup final, we look at some of the franchise's best in the second season.
After beating the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference championship, the Vancouver Canucks have qualified for their first appearance in the Stanley Cup final since 1994, when they lost to Mark Messier and the New York Rangers.
by Adam Proteau - May 18, 2011 3:09 PM EDT
In light of Tyler Seguin's big night, we look back at the best rookie playoffs from years past.
Boston’s Tyler Seguin enjoyed a fantastic night Tuesday, scoring twice and adding a pair of assists in the Bruins’ 6-5 win over Tampa Bay.
by The Hockey News - May 13, 2011 2:17 PM EDT
We list the top playoff players as determined by the number of three star points awarded to them through two rounds.
Throughout the playoffs, THN has been awarding first, second and third stars to the top players in each game, revealing our picks in the Playoff Recaps.
by Adam Proteau - May 11, 2011 3:17 PM EDT
As the Sharks and Red Wings prepare for a Game 7 of their own, we look back the best best individual performances in that situation.
The Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks will square off Thursday in the deciding game of their Western Conference semifinal series, setting the stage for some player to step up and carve out a place for himself in NHL history as a Game 7 hero.
by Adam Proteau - May 4, 2011 1:26 PM EDT
We count down the top 10 players who we don't think get the credit they deserve because of other, bigger stars on the team.
In every NHL post-season, relatively unknown players step up to help their teams win games and series. Their contributions don’t always come in the form of a game-winning goal or lead-preserving save, but coaches and teams appreciate the small things that help a team win big.
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