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Top 2012 UFAs

Top 2012 UFAs

by Adam Proteau - May 16, 2012 3:57 PM EDT

Most NHL teams are gearing up for the off-season, so we look ahead to the best players who might become available July 1.
The 2012 playoffs are nearing the home stretch – and for fans of most teams, that means it’s time to start looking ahead to off-season improvements.


Worst Flyers playoff goalies

Worst Flyers playoff goalies

by Adam Proteau - May 9, 2012 3:13 PM EDT

Ilya Bryzgalov didn't have the best overall performance these playoffs, but where does he rank overall?
Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov’s misplaying of the puck led to the game and series-winning goal in Philly’s 3-1 Game 5 loss to New Jersey Tuesday night.


All-time playoff overtime goals

All-time playoff overtime goals

by Adam Proteau - May 3, 2012 3:45 PM EDT

Is there anything better than overtime playoff hockey? If there is, we haven't heard of it.
The Rangers and Capitals needed three overtimes and a Marian Gaborik goal to decide Game 3 of their second-round playoff series, in a game that was the third-longest in Washington franchise history, the fifth-longest in Blueshirts history and the 20th-longest in league history.


Round 1 star players

Round 1 star players

by Adam Proteau - April 27, 2012 11:53 AM EDT

THN has been awarding three stars after each game and here are the leaders after the first round.
The first round of the NHL playoffs is history – and the personal histories of a number of NHLers have been improved with stellar showings.


Playoff performers

Playoff performers

by Adam Proteau - April 18, 2012 3:56 PM EDT

Who have been the best players in the NHL Playoffs so far?
The first round of the NHL playoffs is at its midway point. And while many superstars have been missing in action – most notably, Penguins superstar Evgeni Malkin and many of the Vancouver Canucks – many NHLers have stepped up and contributed hugely to their team’s success.


One-on-one NHL playoff battles

One-on-one NHL playoff battles

by Adam Proteau - April 11, 2012 1:23 PM EDT

The head-to-head showdowns within several of the playoff series will determine who's moving on and who's golfing.
No playoff series is ever won based solely on the battle between two opponents, but many of those battles go a long way in deciding the fate of their teams.


Things thrown on the ice

Things thrown on the ice

by The Hockey News - April 4, 2012 11:49 AM EDT

From dead animals, to potentially dangerous glass bottles, here are the most memorable things thrown on the ice.
Every hockey fan knows the feeling…the feeling of wanting to throw something. Whether the brunt of your extreme emotions is the television screen or the players on the ice, when the other team scores, or when your team scores, the knee-jerk reaction is to grab the closest object and fling it.


The biggest disappointments of 2011-12

The biggest disappointments of 2011-12

by Adam Proteau - March 28, 2012 3:20 PM EDT

We explore which NHLers have fallen grossly short of expectations this season.
Many teams and players have achieved more than was expected of them in the 2011-12 campaign. But as the regular season winds down, there are also individuals and groups that have been huge disappointments.


Sidney Crosby moments

Sidney Crosby moments

by Adam Proteau - March 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT

He'll always have his haters, but there's no denying No. 87 has had a great deal of accomplishments.
Sidney Crosby’s four-point performance against Winnipeg Tuesday was another high point of many in his seven-season NHL career. What have been Crosby’s all-time best moments on the ice? That’s our focus in this week’s THN.


All-time best lines

All-time best lines

by The Hockey News - March 7, 2012 4:02 PM EST

In today's list, we rank the 10 best troikas in NHL history.
The Triple Crown Line made some sweet music on the ice. The magic, however, didn’t translate to the studio. Not content to merely embarrass opposing goalies, Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor put their dignity aside in 1979 and had a little fun while recording the single Please Forgive My Misconduct Last Night.


Performance leaps

Performance leaps

by Adam Proteau - February 29, 2012 2:05 PM EST

This week, we look at 10 players who have shown growth in their game this season.
It’s Feb. 29, the day we see only during a leap year. Which NHL players have made the biggest leap in performance from last season to the current campaign? That’s our focus in this week’s THN.


Ironman streaks

Ironman streaks

by The Hockey News - February 22, 2012 4:12 PM EST

It takes a lot of toughness and a dash of luck to hold an extended streak of games played.
By Jeff Doner The last time defenseman Jay Bouwmeester missed a game, the Toronto Maple Leafs were on their way to a franchise record 103-point season and the Pittsburgh Penguins were toiling at the bottom of the NHL standings.


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