by John Grigg - September 15, 2010 2:10 PM EDT
The most recent issue of THN magazine ran down the top 20 at each position, so we unveil the cream of the crop on the right side.
It’s the time of year when prognostications are made and rankings are put together and we here at The Hockey News are no different. In the Sept.
by John Grigg - September 7, 2010 4:20 PM EDT
A week after counting down the top Canadiens, we move East to count down the best players in Toronto Maple Leafs history.
As we make our way across the league counting down the top 10 players in each franchise’s history (we’ll get to all 30 as the season wears on) things land on the Maple Leafs.
by John Grigg - September 1, 2010 2:40 PM EDT
The flagship franchise of the NHL, Montreal has produced many championship teams and Hall of Fame players.
Last week it was our pick to win the Stanley Cup, the Vancouver Canucks, this week it’s our pick to squeak into the playoffs as the East’s No.
by John Grigg - August 25, 2010 3:35 PM EDT
As the Canucks prepare for their 40th season, we count down the best players in franchise history.
We are going stir-crazy around here, people. THN is getting back on a regular publication schedule, we’ve been releasing our pre-season predictions daily on the website and plans have been made for future stories in print and online.
by John Grigg - August 18, 2010 3:50 PM EDT
As the NHL tries a few new rules Wednesday and Thursday, we look back at other tweaks that still affect the game.
The NHL is holding a research and development camp Wednesday and Thursday in Toronto featuring a number of top 2011 draft prospects who are being put through their paces by coaches Ken Hitchcock and Dave King.
by John Grigg - August 11, 2010 2:15 PM EDT
This week we count down the players who stand to make the most extra cash, should they reach a certain plateau.
We all know about bonus clauses in contracts. Score 50 goals, get a mitt full of money! Win the Conn Smythe Trophy, get a mitt full of money! (Even if we have to squeeze it under the cap next season.
by The Hockey News - August 4, 2010 2:55 PM EDT
Every year the KHL plays a more prominent role in the NHL's off-season, so what are the biggest splashes the Russian league has made?
By Jamie Ross Will they stay or will they go? That question has been asked numerous times every summer since the Kontinental League formed in 2008 and began luring players away from the NHL with lucrative contract offers.
by John Grigg - July 28, 2010 4:40 PM EDT
We count down the NHL's best signings, trades and other big news of the summer.
It’s been a relatively quiet off-season in terms of big-name free agents swapping sweaters – no Marians signing big-money, long-term contracts with big-city squads and no future Hall of Famers traded for the second time in three years a la Chris Pronger.
by The Hockey News - July 21, 2010 4:10 PM EDT
On the heels of Ilya Kovalchuk's deal being thrown out, we look at other mammoth-sized contracts.
By Kyle Palantzas In the wake of the longest contract in NHL history fizzling into the abyss, THN started musing on players’ price tags.
by John Grigg - July 14, 2010 3:25 PM EDT
Like them or not, offer sheets have been around the NHL for years and, in some cases, had a profound impact on the teams involved.
On the heels of Chicago matching San Jose’s four-year, $14-million offer sheet to young blueliner Niklas Hjalmarsson, we got to thinking about other such offers over the years.
by John Grigg - July 7, 2010 2:30 PM EDT
With Bob Probert in our minds after his early death this week, we count down the best of his breed.
In honor of Bob Probert, whose death this week shocked and saddened the hockey world, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the NHL’s all-time toughest fighters.
by John Grigg - June 30, 2010 2:05 PM EDT
As free agency opens, here's a rundown of teams with the most money to spend.
July 1 is free agent frenzy day and teams will be falling all over themselves to have the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Nabokov, Anton Volchenkov and others put pen to letter-headed paper.
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