When an injured NHL player doesn’t take time off, he’s not only hurting himself, but his team as well. By not being as physically ready as he can be, he’s limiting himself in what he can do, and holding back another healthier (and probably younger) player from having his shot to become a playoff hero.
Shane Doan has finally turned in his post as “Captain Canada” and has earned the right to play in the second round of the NHL playoffs for the first time in his career. “Captain Phoenix” is in the twilight of his career, and he may be closer than ever to winning the Cup. Can he follow in the footsteps of Bourque, Niedermayer and Selanne?
The role of the goon in the NHL is widely accepted – at least in the regular season. Once the playoffs begin, goonery for the sake of goonery all-but-disappears as skill and talent takes over, while the one-dimensional tough guy watches from the press box. Tim Kolupanowich examines why.
In this era of the NHL, it’s more difficult than ever to score 100 points in a season, but it’s still being done. Malkin did it, Stamkos fell just short, and who knows where Crosby would have ended up. In the history of the league though, there’s no shortage of spectacular seasons which break down in many amazing ways.
Scoring 100 points in a season is reserved for only the best of the best. Many franchises who have had the best players have also had more 100-point seasons than others. The second part of Tim Kolupanowich’s look at the history of 100-point scorers breaks down team stats, including the most 100-point scorers by franchise, country and season.
The 100-point plateau in a single NHL season is not a feat to be taken lightly. In the history of the game, only a select handful of the league’s elite have reached the mark. In the first of a three-part series, Tim Kolupanowich breaks down the “firsts” in the history of the remarkable achievement – as well as some who fell just short.
The Ottawa Senators currently hold down seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings with a comfortable cushion over eighth. Arguably the most surprising team in the NHL – thanks in large part to defenseman Erik Karlsson – the Sens have reaped the benefits of the league’s sixth-best offense at 2.96 goals per game. As a […]
The Calgary Flames find themselves in the precarious position as the NHL trade deadline approaches. Being on the bubble of the last playoff spot, should they be buyers in hopes that they’ll get a few playoff dates, or be sellers and start building a team that can contend a little more convincingly?
Patrice Bergeron’s career nearly ended four years ago when he suffered one of the worst-looking concussions in NHL history. Today, he’s finally back on track. But with all the media attention given to concussions since Sidney Crosby experienced his, we need only look back to Bergeron to truly see how little we actually understand the situation.
The New York Rangers have emerged as a top contender in the Eastern Conference. The young squad have grown and evolved together, learning from the mistakes of the past and benefitting from experienced veterans like Brad Richards. Will this be enough to get them a Stanley Cup?