by Ken Campbell - June 26, 2012 5:35 PM EDT
The HHOF selection committee decided to induct Sundin and leave Shanahan off for a year, but why?
It all started out so promising. After announcing the inductions of one of the greatest goal scorers and set-up men the game has ever seen, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s induction committee was on a roll.
by Ken Campbell - June 25, 2012 2:51 PM EDT
THN's senior writer gives his views on the news around Zach Parise and the Jordan Staal and Luke Schenn trades.
News and views leading up to Canada Day, better known as The Day GMs in the NHL Generally Take Leave of Their Senses: NEWS: New Jersey Devils left winger Zach Parise is scheduled to meet with his agents Monday in Minnesota to discuss his strategy for July 1.
by Ken Campbell - June 23, 2012 2:47 PM EDT
The University of Wisconsin defenseman and Anaheim Ducks 2008 draft pick will have plenty of offers Monday...plus Jordan Staal speaks.
PITTSBURGH – After spending the past two days picking 211 players in the NHL draft, all 30 NHL teams will turn their attention to just one young and talented asset.
by Ken Campbell - June 23, 2012 1:50 AM EDT
While both teams involved in the biggest trade of Round 1 win, Jordan Staal got what he wanted; plus, will Keith Yandle move?
PITTSBURGH – Jim Rutherford could have waited until this time next summer and he wouldn’t have had to give up anything for Jordan Staal but the cost of his contract – one that would have been governed by the parameters of a new collective bargaining agreement, no less.
by Ken Campbell - June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT
Many of the same teams interested in Rick Nash are now looking at Bobby Ryan...Could Ryan Suter be dealt this weekend?...And will the Oilers pass on Nail Yakupov?
PITTSBURGH – It appears the specter of Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks being on the trade market once again has gummed up the works when it comes to the much-anticipated Rick Nash Trade SweepstakesTM.
by Ken Campbell - June 19, 2012 12:15 PM EDT
All eyes are on the Blue Jackets and whether they'll trade Rick Nash at the draft. If they do, here are the most likely destinations.
The irony would be delicious, wouldn’t it? If Rick Nash is traded on the draft floor Friday night, he will have been moved 10 years to the day former Columbus Blue Jackets GM Doug MacLean swung a deal at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to get Nash first overall.
by Ken Campbell - June 1, 2012 6:30 PM EDT
If the Bruins goalie does in fact take a year off, it could open the door for the team to make a big acquisition.
NEWARK – If you connect the dots, the possibility of Tim Thomas taking next season off could make the Boston Bruins the leading contender to land Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets this summer.
by Ken Campbell - May 30, 2012 5:46 PM EDT
While the league will do away with the R&D camp, it will organize a group to discuss the game.
NEW YORK – The NHL has decided to dispense with its annual research and development camp in the summer, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t intent on improving the game.
by Ken Campbell - May 25, 2012 12:15 PM EDT
Who cares about empty promises. The only thing that should matter in Manhattan is whether Brad Richards and Henrik Lundqvist can make a difference when it counts.
The New York Rangers wisely stayed away from any Mark Messier-like guarantees going into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. Not that it would have made any difference.
by Ken Campbell - May 18, 2012 1:50 PM EDT
A turn to drafting and development, rather than simply throwing money at free agents, has the led to wins in New York in L.A.
In a playoff season where almost nothing seems to make any sense, count on the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings to turn everything upside down.
by Ken Campbell - May 16, 2012 12:33 AM EDT
After another dominating win, it's clear the Los Angeles Kings are destined for the final and look unbeatable.
The NHL Playoff Recap gives you THN's take of what happened in each game of the night and what the consequences will be for the rest of the series.
by Ken Campbell - May 14, 2012 12:18 PM EDT
The New York Rangers are the only team left that only plays defense, so if they win the Stanley Cup, the league will be worse off.
One of the first things you learn in this business, after the importance of always getting receipts, is that there’s no cheering in the press box.
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