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UFA goaltenders

UFA goaltenders

by John Grigg - June 22, 2010 10:30 PM EDT

There are a plethora of goalies available, but since the market for 'tenders is weak, where do they fit in?
There are 44 NHL (or NHLish) goaltenders set to enter some sort of free agency come July 1. Not all are very good; many of the restricted variety will simply sign with their current squads and some lesser lights will fade away to European or minor pro leagues.


Bargain NHL players

Bargain NHL players

by John Grigg - June 16, 2010 4:35 PM EDT

As free agency nears, we take a look at the best value contracts around the league.
It’s buyout time in the NHL and a number of teams are looking to divest themselves of bad contracts. Montreal’s Georges Laraque was the first and Edmonton is rumored to be the most active with as many as three players on the cusp of becoming cap casualties.


Best NHL free agents

Best NHL free agents

by John Grigg - June 9, 2010 4:50 PM EDT

We rank the top UFAs from this summer's crop, based on the bang they will give for the buck invested.
As fun as the Stanley Cup final is, the summer season can be just as crazy. The NHL Awards are just two weeks away and the draft starts June 25.


Active Chicago draft gems

Active Chicago draft gems

by John Grigg - June 2, 2010 2:15 PM EDT

The Blackhawks have a fair amount of late-rounders in their lineup and even more scattered around the NHL.
The Blackhawks are looking to go up 3-0 in the Stanley Cup final Wednesday night and they do so with some decidedly late draft choices playing major roles.


All-time Hawks, Flyers playoff scorers

All-time Hawks, Flyers playoff scorers

by John Grigg - May 26, 2010 2:25 PM EDT

We count down the top playoff performances by players from this year's Cup finalist franchises.
We’re going back to the future by examining this season’s Stanley Cup finalists’ franchise leaders in playoff scoring. Much has been made of Jonathan Toews’ rise to prominence this year – top forward at the Olympics, driving the favored team as the post-season’s leading scorer – but he only just cracks the top five here.


World Championship scorers

World Championship scorers

by John Grigg - May 19, 2010 4:00 PM EDT

We look back at the all-time leaders in scoring at the annual international tournament.
With the World Championship into the quarterfinal in Germany, we thought it’d be neat to look back at the tournament’s all-time leading scorers.


Canadiens playoff GAAs

Canadiens playoff GAAs

by John Grigg - May 12, 2010 2:21 PM EDT

We rank the best statistical performances for Montreal goalies since WWII.
In anticipation of Wednesday’s Montreal-Pittsburgh Game 7 and in honor of Jaroslav Halak’s eye-popping performance this spring (win or lose), we thought we’d take a look back in time and compare some of the great Canadiens netminders.


Scorers in the past 10 playoffs

Scorers in the past 10 playoffs

by John Grigg - May 5, 2010 3:23 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby jumped out in front this season, but who has scored the most post-season points since 2000?
We always like to wax poetic around the THN campus, bringing up names from the past and comparing players of different eras. That’s what we’re doing with the Top 10 today, just taking a shorter view of things.


First round performances

First round performances

by John Grigg - April 28, 2010 2:07 PM EDT

We're just about ready to move on to Round 2, but before we do, here's a look back at the best from a phenomenal first round.
The hockey gods aren’t doing our Top 10 many favors by having a Game 7 tonight, but unless something crazy happens Wednesday in the Canadiens-Capitals finale – like Alex Ovechkin or Mike Cammalleri netting three or four points – we can already take a gander back at Round 1 and rank individual performances.


Reasons to plot a Canucks conspiracy

Reasons to plot a Canucks conspiracy

by The Hockey News - April 22, 2010 12:15 PM EDT

There was a lot of uproar after the Canucks fell behind the Kings 2-1 in their series Monday night, so why did the league let them back in it Wednesday?
What the H-E-double-hockey-sticks, Gary; how’d you let the Canucks win Wednesday night? And to come-from-behind? We had them right where we wanted them.


Greatest OT moments

Greatest OT moments

by The Hockey News - April 21, 2010 12:05 PM EDT

As overtime plays a big role night-in, night-out this post-season, we look back at the biggest OT moments in history.
There have been an astounding eight overtime games in the early-going of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, providing some of the best first round theatre we have seen in a long time.


Dark horse playoff performers

Dark horse playoff performers

by John Grigg - April 14, 2010 1:50 PM EDT

Which under the radar player will breakout this year as guys like Chris Kontos and Fernando Pisani have done in the past?
It’s playoff time! Starting Wednesday night, we have the possibility of four games a day involving the best 16 teams in the NHL for the next 14 days.


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