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Long team names

Long team names

by Rory Boylen - November 7, 2012 4:00 PM EST

This week's list counts down some of the longest team names in the hockey world.
There are a lot of odd team names in hockey circles, but which are the longest? This week’s Top 10 looks at some drawn-out names in some relatively low-level places and provides a brief background into each team.


Scary nicknames

Scary nicknames

by Adam Proteau - October 31, 2012 3:24 PM EDT

It's Halloween. That means it's time to explore hockey's spookiest monikers.
October 31 is the scariest day of the year, so what better day to celebrate the NHL’s most frightening player nicknames? Here’s our Halloween Top 10: 10.


Unsavory contracts

Unsavory contracts

by Brian Costello - October 25, 2012 9:35 AM EDT

This week we cont down a list of contracts owners are probably happy to see have a year knocked off of.
It certainly goes without saying every locked-out NHL player is champing at the bit to get back playing. The owners are, for-the-record, committed to getting the game back on ice and out of the boardrooms as well.


American NHLers

American NHLers

by Adam Proteau - October 17, 2012 1:45 PM EDT

In honor of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, we rank the top Americans in today's NHL.
Long-time NHL stars Mike Modano and Ed Olczyk (as well as Devils GM Lou Lamoriello) were inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this week.


Number 10s

Number 10s

by Adam Proteau - October 10, 2012 2:46 PM EDT

On 10/10, today's countdown lists the best NHL players to ever wear the number.
It’s October 10 – 10/10 – and in this week’s THN.com Top 10, we’re honoring the best NHL players to ever wear No.


Hockey songs

Hockey songs

by Adam Proteau - October 3, 2012 1:55 PM EDT

This week we count down the top pieces of music dedicated to the game of hockey.
The hockey world often slips in to other elements of our culture, including books and movies. In addition, there is a rich history of hockey-themed music to consider.


Top hockey events

Top hockey events

by Adam Proteau - September 26, 2012 2:25 PM EDT

Counting down the top must-see hockey events that will go on this winter, whether there is an NHL lockout or not.
The event calendar for hockey fans is somewhat thinner so far this year with no NHL games on the immediate horizon, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a slew of important on-ice dates for fans to keep in mind.


Playoff disappointments

Playoff disappointments

by Adam Proteau - September 19, 2012 2:13 PM EDT

Counting down the best teams to go out early and with relative easy in the post-season.
The Vancouver Canucks were the NHL’s best regular season team last year, but their Round 1 exit was a disappointment (to say the least) for their long-suffering fans.


International tournaments

International tournaments

by Adam Proteau - September 12, 2012 4:08 PM EDT

Counting down the best and most memorable all-time international tournaments.
With a couple famous major hockey tournament anniversaries upon us this year, there’s no better opportunity to rank the most memorable tournaments of all time.


Hockey alternatives

Hockey alternatives

by Adam Proteau - September 5, 2012 1:23 PM EDT

Looking for some other way to get your hockey fix this winter? Here are 10 suggestions.
If there’s no NHL to watch during the start of the hockey season, where else can you get your puck fix this fall? That’s the focus of this week’s THN.


Roster issues to address

Roster issues to address

by Adam Proteau - August 29, 2012 1:25 PM EDT

With CBA negotiations ongoing and the height of the salary cap uncertain, player movement has stalled, despite a plethora of lingering questions.
In theory, at least, NHL training camps are just weeks away. But there are a number of teams that still have some significant roster issues to address.


Likely lockout retirees

Likely lockout retirees

by Adam Proteau - August 22, 2012 3:19 PM EDT

This week we look at players who will likely call it a career if the NHL loses another season.
With a lockout looming, the careers of veteran NHLers nearing the end of their playing days could be ended abruptly and without fanfare, just as many veterans didn’t play another game after 2004-05.


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