by Rory Boylen - February 20, 2013 5:10 PM EST
About a third of the way through the season, we countdown the top early candidates for league MVP.
As we settle in to the shortened season, award races take shape and contenders jump to the fore, while pretenders fade. Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne of the old guard jump out of the gate with four-point games.
by Rory Boylen - January 30, 2013 2:45 PM EST
From the deep rookie crop, to the quick out of the gate Sharks and goal-starved stars, we look at some unexpected developments.
We’re off and running and trends are starting to take form. One-game wonders are making way for the real stars of this rushed 2013 season.
by Rory Boylen - January 16, 2013 1:56 PM EST
The NHL's back are so are hockey pools. We've got the top 10 scorers pegged for this upcoming Cup chase.
T-minus three days until the start of the shortened NHL season – and fantasy drafts are consuming hockey poolies. The trick this year is to figure out how the 48-game schedule will impact certain players or teams and to recognize what will be considered strong goal and point totals.
by Rory Boylen - January 11, 2013 1:55 PM EST
As we prepare to embark on a 48-game season, we look back at who the league leaders were the last time this happened.
The last time the NHL season was limited to 48 games, the Maple Leafs were a contender, the Quebec Nordiques existed, Fox started broadcasting games and Peter Forsberg was rookie of the year.
by Rory Boylen - December 28, 2012 11:35 AM EST
Ranking the best all-time performers at the annual World Junior Championship.
In THN’s latest book, Top 10: Counting Down The Game’s Wonderful, Wild, Weird and Wacky, one of the 65 lists ranks the best-ever world junior players by their total point production.
by Ken Campbell - December 24, 2012 3:06 PM EST
As the WJC approaches, we count down the top teams to ever take part in the event.
We’ll have to wait until this year’s World Junior Championship ends to determine its place in hockey lore, but the previous two times that lockouts made the top under-20 players in the world available for the tournament, they were classics.
by The Hockey News - December 19, 2012 12:06 PM EST
THN staffers share the best hockey-related gifts we've ever received for Christmas.
It’s Christmas shopping crunch time – if you haven’t finished your gift gathering, be ready to endure the shopping mall crush.
by Rory Boylen - December 12, 2012 6:20 PM EST
In honor of 12-12-12, we count down the top players to wear the number in the NHL.
In honor of the 12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year of the century, we’re counting down the best players who wore No. 12. Now, to qualify, 12 had to be the number the player wore for the majority of his career, so Jean Beliveau, who famously wore No.
by Brian Costello - December 5, 2012 3:28 PM EST
This week's list looks at the most loyal players in NHL history who never left their original teams.
Lost in the shuffle of Nicklas Lidstrom’s four Stanley Cups, seven Norris Trophies, one Conn Smythe and a dozen all-star team berths is an achievement once thought unattainable.
by Rory Boylen - November 28, 2012 3:50 PM EST
We count down the biggest NHL point-producers who are currently playing overseas.
There may not be an NHL right now, but there are still plenty of NHLers in action around the globe. Yes, even in Thailand, where Johnny Oduya found himself playing.
by The Hockey News - November 21, 2012 1:17 PM EST
Today we count down the best Soviets who never got the chance to play in the world's top league.
By Dennis Gibbons When the NHL expanded from six to 12 teams for the 1967-68 season, almost every minor-leaguer was bidding for a shot at the big time.
by Adam Proteau - November 14, 2012 12:02 PM EST
This week's countdown focuses on names that make you hungry when heard spoken.
The NHL’s history of players includes many interesting names, including those of professions (i.e. Garth Butcher and Jamie Baker). Others have had the mixed blessing of having a foodstuff in their moniker.