by John Grigg - February 24, 2010 3:10 PM EST
There's been some phenomenal career, tournament and single-game records during the history of the Olympics.
Let the real games begin. Now that the Olympic hockey tournament is into the quarterfinal stage and none of the international gnats-on-ice upset one of the big boys, the excitement gets ratcheted up another notch with some serious one-and-done drama.
by John Grigg - February 17, 2010 2:45 PM EST
We get into the Olympic spirit and count down which club teams from around the globe are most represented in Vancouver.
There has been much talk concerning how the Olympics will affect the fortunes of teams moving forward this season. Will Olympians be burnt out by the tight Games schedule and intense play? Will teams with few or no Olympians benefit with the time off to rest battered and bruised bodies? And what about young teams with key players not accustomed to an 82-game schedule, will the Olympic break afford them an advantage? And, of course, just how many pina coladas can a pro hockey player have without ruining the last quarter of his season? Those are all questions that have been bandied about since late December when Olympic rosters began trickling out from the various national federations.
by John Grigg - February 10, 2010 2:20 PM EST
With the Capitals on the verge of setting the consecutive wins record, we look back at the top winning and losing streaks.
This has been a streaky year for the NHL. The Maple Laughs began the season 0-8-0; the Big, (really) Bad Bruins recently lost 10 games in a row; the Hurricanes were blown away in 14 consecutive contests in October and November; and the Oilers struck nothing but losses in December and January, an unlucky straight 13 to be exact.
by John Grigg - February 3, 2010 2:10 PM EST
Traded five times in his career, we look at the best returns teams got for the big Finn.
When the Los Angeles Kings selected Kuopio, Finland native Olli Jokinen third overall in 1997, he was billed as a skilled big body who played a North American-style game.
by John Grigg - January 27, 2010 3:10 PM EST
Expectations were high for these 10, but they haven't lived up to the hype.
This week the Top 10 takes a decidedly negative look at the NHL: which players have disappointed to the point of being one of the top 10 underperformers of the season.
by John Grigg - January 20, 2010 2:20 PM EST
The summer is shopping season for GMs and it's never too early to prepare that wishlist.
As we get closer to the Olympic break, the chatter surrounding unrestricted free agents-to-be this summer is beginning to heat up. Don’t forget, the NHL resumes play post-Olympics March 1 and the trade deadline is March 3.
by John Grigg - January 13, 2010 3:10 PM EST
Counting down the best American League freshmen, all of whom are sure to be NHL regulars in short order.
These aren’t the halcyon days of the six-team NHL, when the American League was full of players who would, relatively speaking, put many of today’s millionaire NHLers to shame.
by John Grigg - January 6, 2010 3:50 PM EST
The day after the conclusion of this year's junior tournament, we look back at the best performances ever.
Great gold medal game Tuesday night between the U.S. and Canada. Some shoddy goaltending to be sure, but all in all, we found it to be the most entertaining final in years.
by John Grigg - December 30, 2009 10:57 AM EST
With the New Year on the horizon we look at some of the bigger, more important team resolutions around the NHL.
As we get ever closer to the New Year, every NHL team has something it must resolve to do in 2010. Some obvious resolutions: San Jose needs an extended playoff run; Atlanta must stop allowing so many goals (26th in NHL) and sign Ilya Kovalchuk long term; Chicago must keep its core under the salary cap, along with its depth; Phoenix must get some butts in the seats; and Philadelphia’s brass must figure out what ails the Flyers.
by John Grigg - December 23, 2009 10:15 AM EST
The Devils great racked up another all-time mark by shutting out the Pens 4-0 Monday to add to his impressive list of feats.
With Martin Brodeur’s 104th career shutout Monday night, the NHL has a new undisputed Mr. Zero. Brodeur, 37, has surpassed an NHL standard once believed to be insurmountable, Terry Sawchuk’s 103 shutouts.
by John Grigg - December 16, 2009 2:25 PM EST
With the world's best junior players getting set to battle, we count down the top all-time CHLers.
As a nod to the announcement of Canada’s 2010 World Junior Championship squad Wednesday, we took a look at a chapter from THN’s Ultimate Book of Hockey Lists and offered a slightly updated version.
by John Grigg - December 9, 2009 2:20 PM EST
Rookie performances are hitting their stride, so we take a look at the top contenders for rookie of the year.
A few games past the quarter-mark of the season and a number of first-year players have separated themselves from the competition when it comes to rookie-of-the-year honors.
AdvertisementThis Week - Subscribe Now