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All-time Canucks playoff performers

All-time Canucks playoff performers

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.


All-time rookie playoff performances

All-time rookie playoff performances

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.


Star players

Star players

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.


Game 7 performances

Game 7 performances

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.


Unsung playoff heroes

Unsung playoff heroes

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.


First round impact players

First round impact players

by Adam Proteau - April 27, 2011 2:15 PM EDT

We count down the top performers from what has been an incredible first round of playoff hockey.
The first round of the playoffs is almost over, with only two series left to complete Wednesday night. Who have been the players with the most impact? See for yourself in this week’s THN.


Playoff game performances

Playoff game performances

by Adam Proteau - April 20, 2011 3:16 PM EDT

In this week's list we count down the best single-game performances from the post-season.
Coming off a serious concussion, Blackhawks center David Bolland helped power his team past Vancouver in Game 4 of their first round playoff series Tuesday night with a one-goal, four-point effort.


Playoff performers

Playoff performers

by Adam Proteau - April 13, 2011 3:20 PM EDT

Taking the past and present into account, we rank the NHL's best players in the post-season.
With the NHL playoffs set to kick off, what better time to catalogue the league’s scariest individual playoff performers? Here are the top 10 best playoff performers in the NHL: 10.


Playoff pool sleeper picks

Playoff pool sleeper picks

by Adam Proteau - April 6, 2011 2:45 PM EDT

Playoff pool drafts are right around the corner, so we count down some of the best late-round gems you can scoop.
The playoffs soon will be upon us and with it many of you will be involved in post-season fantasy hockey drafts. The first few rounds will be relatively easy, with names such as Joe Thornton, Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Zetterberg quickly snapped up.


Games to watch

Games to watch

by Adam Proteau - March 30, 2011 11:25 AM EDT

With the playoff stretch drive in full gear, we look at which final games will be the most intriguing to tune into.
The NHL’s regular season ends April 10 and although the big story for many is the imminent arrival of the post-season, there still are some can’t-miss games before then.


Most hated NHL players

Most hated NHL players

by Adam Proteau - March 23, 2011 1:39 PM EDT

This week we count down the players who cause your blood to boil whenever you see them.
Colin Campbell, the NHL’s director of discipline, famously said the league “sells hate.” If that’s true, there are a handful of players who are much better hate salesmen than most NHLers.


Biggest NHL draft busts

Biggest NHL draft busts

by The Hockey News - March 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT

Today's list counts down the biggest disappointments from the NHL draft as seen in THN's Ultimate Book of Hockey Lists.
In determining the biggest busts in history, let’s agree there is a different set of expectations for first overall picks compared to later selections.


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