Former NHLer Bill Muckalt a rising star in the coaching game
Former NHLer Bill Muckalt was forced to retire at 29, but has found a new passion for the game as a well-travelled coach and GM.
Backchecking: No one knows what it's like to be traded better than former NHLer Brent Ashton
Getting a call from a GM typically meant it was time for Brent Ashton to pack his bags. After all, he was traded eight times.
Ryan Reaves suspension places onus on the hitter for a change
Ryan Reaves and players like him always claim to be finishing their checks, but the truth is that sometimes they shouldn't even start them. That was the case Monday night and now Reaves is sitting for three games.
Rick Vaive took winding road to become first Maple Leaf to score 50 goals in a season
Rick Vaive was a shooting star on some foundering teams in Toronto. He was just 22 when the Maple Leafs made him captain.
Patrick Lalime: The rookie goalie who wouldn't lose
A generation before Andrew Hammond burst on the scene in Ottawa, Parick Lalime was an unbeatable freshman goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Dale Hawerchuk made it look easy, but hard work earned him the first big UFA contract
Thanks to Wayne Gretzky, Hawerchuk was overshadowed during his career. But he was the first to cash in as a Group III free agent 20 years ago this summer.
The story of Danny Lewicki and the unbeatable championship record
Danny Lewicki was still just a kid when he completed a hat trick of championship titles, a record that will likely never be broken. Then his career hit some bumps in the road before his retirement at 31.
Backchecking: Russian star Sergei Makarov speaks (very) softly but carried a huge stick
Sergei Makarov played only six seasons in the NHL, but he was an incredible offensive force from the moment he stepped into the league. In his rookie season, at age 31, he scored 24 goals and 86 points en route to the Calder Trophy and is the oldest player to ever capture the award. His win forever changed the rules about Calder eligibility.
No one took care of the garbage like Wally Hergesheimer
The diminutive Hergesheimer, who passed away in September at age 87, darted around among the big defenders and caused havoc for goalies during his 351 games in the NHL
Once a rugged power forward, Willi Plett still making living with his hands
In the NHL, Willie Plett made a living with his hands and physicality prior to fat paychecks. Today, he still earns wages with hard-working ways
Mike Richter: Cup champ, Ivy Leaguer, environmentalist
It's been an interesting 20 years since Mike Richter hoisted the Cup as the New York Rangers' goalie. He's now a Yale grad and a cutting-edge environmental businessman.