by John Grigg - April 22, 2009 2:25 PM UTC
Some of the best games in the history of the NHL playoff have need OT to find a winner. We countdown our favorites.
If there’s one thing the Stanley Cup playoffs bring each year, it’s drama. Upsets, seventh games, veterans striving for their first Cup and young players getting a taste of what it takes to win make the NHL post-season grind unique.
by John Grigg - April 15, 2009 3:30 PM UTC
Beyond who will win and who will go home, we count down the top 10 specific unknowns heading into the post-season.
Every year, the playoffs come with questions: Who will? Who can? What if? In 2008 people wondered: Who would come out of the top-heavy West? And would the West champ be too beaten-up to win the Cup? Could Carey Price carry the Canadiens? How effective would Peter Forsberg (remember him?) be? Would Washington continue its Cinderella-run under Bruce Boudreau? With the NHL playoffs set to begin in earnest Wednesday in Washington and Pittsburgh, there are, again, questions that can only be answered on the ice.
by John Grigg - April 8, 2009 3:24 PM UTC
Hockey players are known more for spewing clichÃ©s than notable quotables, but there were still some gems from the 2008-09 season.
This week’s THN.com Top 10 has a year-in-review feel to it. We’ve pored over articles, video segments and press releases from our archives to find the Top 10 Quotes of the Season.
by John Grigg - April 1, 2009 12:45 PM UTC
After counting down the Finns, Czechs and Swedes, we turn our attention to the best of the powerful Russians.
We’ve done the Czechs, the Swedes and the Finns, in our on-going analysis of the NHL’s best European players. This week we turn to Russia.
by John Grigg - March 25, 2009 4:00 PM UTC
With exuberant cheering a hot topic lately, we look back at some of the best creations in hockey history.
All of the hoopla this past week surrounding Alex Ovechkin’s ‘Too Hot To Handle’ celebration of his 50th goal of the season got us thinking about the greatest goal celebrations of all time.
by John Grigg - March 18, 2009 2:26 PM UTC
From the Little White Russian to the Pizza Line, we count down the NHL's best trios.
This week the THN Top 10 counts down the NHL’s 10 best lines. Now before everyone gets all in a tizzy over the combinations listed below, let it be known we worked off the depth charts sent to us last week by our 30 NHL correspondents – all of whom cover their respective teams for major dailies in those cities.
by John Grigg - March 11, 2009 3:02 PM UTC
We counted down the best active Czechs and Swedes, now it's time to look at the Finns.
In our ongoing quest to name the top-10 current NHL players from each European hockey power – we began with the Czechs and the Swedes – this week we’re running down the best Finns still active.
by John Grigg - March 4, 2009 7:05 PM UTC
With 22 deals made Wednesday, we have more than a few to pick from for our best of the day.
The 25-trade record wasn’t broken, but 22 were made with 47 players and 21 picks moving. Not bad after a slow start. Unfortunately, the biggest name to switch teams was Olli Jokinen, not exactly in the Marian Hossa or Brian Campbell category from last season.
by John Grigg - February 25, 2009 3:11 PM UTC
With March 4 fast approaching, we countdown the biggest deals of all-time.
With the trade deadline fast approaching, NHL fans are excited about their teams’ chances at improving for the stretch run or peddling their moveable assets into futures.
by John Grigg - February 18, 2009 4:55 PM UTC
Who amongst the NHL's plus-minus leaders tops their team by the widest margin? We countdown the top 10.
This week’s THN.com Top 10 takes a look at plus-minus. Not the top-10 plus-minus leaders (40 percent of whom are Bruins), but rather we looked at the NHL’s plus-minus leaders (through to No.
by The Hockey News - February 11, 2009 3:35 PM UTC
There's plenty of top-end talent from the tre kroner nation; we count them down.
For this week’s Top 10 we’re continuing our semi-regular look at the NHL’s best players by country. A couple of weeks ago we began with the Top 10 Czechs, and this week we count down the best Swedes currently in the NHL.
by John Grigg - February 4, 2009 3:05 PM UTC
We countdown the NHLers who show they've got game despite their diminutive stature.
This week we’re paying homage to those players who were repeatedly told they were too small to play big-time hockey. The one’s who were passed over and pushed aside (figuratively) before making it to the best league in the world.