by Rory Boylen - November 1, 2010 10:25 AM EDT
In the first of our season-long coach of the year rankings, we focus on Tampa Bay's new bench boss Guy Boucher, who has his team out in front of the Eastern Conference, while Terry Murray is winning in Los Angeles.
The Jack Adams Award can be a tricky one. Last season, the Phoenix Coyotes were pegged by many to finish last or second-last in the tough Western Conference, so when the team jumped out to a quick start, the hockey world blew it off as an anomaly.
by Ryan Dixon - October 29, 2010 12:00 PM EDT
A familiar face tops the charts and two Penguins defensemen get early recognition. And, despite his suspension, James Wisniewski is making some noise, while mainstays Zdeno Chara and Duncan Keith also carve out a spot in our first look at the Norris.
James Wisniewski’s two-game suspension early this year landed his name in the headlines, but it’s his stellar play that’s keeping it there.
by Rory Boylen - October 18, 2010 2:45 PM EDT
In the first of our new season-long feature, we count down the top 10 leaders in the race for the goalie of the year award. It's early, but Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick is off to a fast start, while the reigning champion is out of the gates a little slow.
We all know goalies are a bit of an enigma, a fact magnified in the past couple years as the game has opened up and the netminder age slowly washed away.
by Ken Campbell - October 15, 2010 1:35 PM EDT
In the first entry of our new feature, we look at the leading candidates for the NHL's MVP award and will continue to monitor the race all season. With four games and seven points under his belt, Alex Ovechkin is out of the gates fast and aims to take back the Hart Trophy that was his in both 2008 and 2009.
If the first week of the season is any indication, Alex Ovechkin took some serious umbrage to Henrik Sedin interrupting his run of consecutive Hart Trophies at two.