by Brian Costello - January 17, 2009 10:29 AM EST
Top of the food chain or future chum? San Jose's tilt against the Wings will define the Sharks' season.
In case the San Jose Sharks didn’t realize it, Saturday’s game at home against the Detroit Red Wings is sure to go down as the most pivotal moment of their season.
by Brian Costello - January 10, 2009 3:20 PM EST
The Blue Jackets rookie goalie is the frontrunner for the Calder, but has also thrust himself into the race for the Vezina and even the Hart.
We're only halfway through the 2008-09 season, but a remarkable, unprecedented hockey story is unfolding before our very eyes. And we haven't even made a big deal about it yet.
by Brian Costello - December 27, 2008 9:40 AM EST
While fans play an integral role in how a league functions, it's hard to make a case for them being powerful or influential.
What about the fans? You forgot the fans! By far the most frequent question we receive after publishing the annual People of Power and Influence issue is why we don’t recognize the fans on the top 100 list.
by Brian Costello - December 21, 2008 12:29 PM EST
Watching the Penguins skate in their classic jerseys over the weekend brings back memories of days-gone-by collectables.
It was great to see the Pittsburgh Penguins again wear the powder blues with the circular logo on the chest last night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
by Brian Costello - December 14, 2008 11:33 AM EST
It's better to give than to receive, so here are some wishes for a handful of NHLers in need.
I’m not one of those last-minute shoppers who waits till the final day to cram in purchasing those thoughtful gifts. I get ‘er done early.
by Brian Costello - December 7, 2008 10:41 AM EST
To criticize a team for honoring a player who meant a lot to the organization and its fans is just plain wrong.
Of all the hockey world critiques I’ve heard and read from my associates in the media this season, the nastiest and most uncalled for has to do with the honoring of Wendel Clark’s No.
by Brian Costello - November 30, 2008 11:36 AM EST
The former NHL coach and player who passed away this week will be remembered for never doing things by the book.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of 82-year-old Armand ‘Bep’ Guidolin this week. We all know his claim to fame as the youngest NHL player ever, but he also struck me as a lonely vestige from the days when rules and regulations were more relaxed in the world of hockey.
by Brian Costello - November 22, 2008 8:44 AM EST
Coming back from injury, the Flames will have to decide where Matthew Lombardi fits into their lineup.
In 1981-82, the Flames picked up a journeyman by the name of Gary ‘Too Bad’ McAdam. Great team player, ‘Too Bad’ was.
by Brian Costello - November 16, 2008 9:29 AM EST
The Kings freshman blueliner is the Calder race leader... do away with the Makarov rule... and a silly loophole.
I’ve only seen the Los Angeles Kings play a couple of games this season, but I’ve already penciled in the name Drew Doughty next to Calder Trophy on my virtual NHL awards ballot.
by Brian Costello - November 8, 2008 11:40 AM EST
It's been a strange road to the NHL for the Bruins power forward, but Blake Wheeler is now getting an opportunity to show his worth.
There was a noticeable buzz that came over the crowd at the 2004 NHL draft in Carolina after the Phoenix Coyotes made Minnesota high schooler Blake Wheeler the fifth overall selection.
by Brian Costello - November 1, 2008 10:11 AM EDT
The knee-jerk reaction from some hockey critics to the Doug Weight hit on Brandon Sutter would eliminate hitting from the game.
There’s only one thing sadder in hockey than seeing a player such as Brandon Sutter lose consciousness and sustain a concussion after an on-ice hit.
by Brian Costello - October 25, 2008 10:51 AM EDT
This year's Hall of Fame induction group is worthy, but there was room for two other candidates.
Glenn Anderson and Igor Larionov are very deserving candidates for next month’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction, but they should be part of a foursome.
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