Even if he's Leaving too Soon, Tuukka Rask is a Hall of Famer
It appears a hip injury will end an outstanding career far too early for the Bruins' all-time wins leader. But he's still done enough to earn a Hall call someday.
The Hockey News Podcast: How Do You Fix the Montreal Canadiens?
What changes must the Habs make – and whom should they hire as GM? Will a team actually take a chance on Evander Kane? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: Time for the Maple Leafs to Panic?
How worried should Toronto be about its slow start? Are the Blackhawks doomed? How many points does Connor McDavid get this year? And more.
Is Igor Shesterkin Already a Top-Three Goalie in the World?
Doing his best work against the highest-quality scoring chances, Shesterkin elevates his team as much as any netminder in the sport. What makes him so good?
The Hockey News Podcast: Was Returning to Michigan the Right Move for Owen Power?
Was No. 1 overall pick Power smart to delay his Sabres debut? Where do Henrik Lundqvist and Hilary Knight rank among the all-time greats? And more.
Why Martin Brodeur Recruited Jonathan Bernier to the Devils
Bernier longed to tend goal on a team with playoff aspirations, while the Devils wanted a wily veteran to push their goalie of the future. It was a perfect match.
The Hockey News Podcast: What Happens to Evander Kane if Gambling Accusations Prove True?
What is a fair punishment if the NHL finds proof that Evander Kane bet on his own games? Which contending team's quiet off-season should worry its fans the most? What now for the Sabres and Jack Eichel? And more.
Are the Hurricanes Actually 'Safer' in Net with Andersen and Raanta?
Carolina shied away from paying Alex Nedeljkovic for a small sample size. By betting on two veterans with shaky health histories, however, they're arguably taking more of a risk.
The Hockey News Podcast: Does Officiating in the NHL Need a Total Reset?
Does the NHL have to consider a massive officiating overhaul? Which teams could use Oliver Ekman-Larsson the most? And more.
Why Tuukka Rask's Injury is a Blessing for the Bruins
During a flat-cap off-season, an injury keeping the star netminder out until next winter could create some crucial financial flexibility in Boston.
The Hockey News Podcast: Will Gerard Gallant Lead the Rangers to the Playoffs?
Will new coach Gallant bring the culture change the Rangers seek? How much tinkering do the Avalanche need? Which teams should chase Dougie Hamilton? And more.
Want to Win a Stanley Cup? Don't Platoon Goalies in the Playoffs
Teams rely on 1A/1B tandems more than ever, and it works in the regular season, but history suggests flip-flopping starters in the playoffs is a bad idea.
Trade Deadline Watch: 10 Goalies Who Could Be Dealt
It's a strange trade market for the 2021 deadline – especially when it comes to puck-stoppers. Which, if any, might get moved?
It's Been 50 Years Since Ken Dryden Stunned the Hockey World
Sunday night will mark a half century since Ken Dryden played his first NHL game. What followed was one of the most remarkable careers in NHL history.
Relative to age, Vasilevskiy is the best NHL goalie in 30-plus years
Looking at what 'Vasy' has already accomplished by age 26, he ranks among the five best goaltenders in the past half century.
The Hockey News Podcast: How do the Sabres Extinguish Their Tire Fire?
What will become of the sad-sack Sabres between now and next season? Is John Tortorella not long for Columbus? Is Patrick Kane the greatest U.S.-born player ever? And more.
Why the Blues Should Consider Playing Chicken With Jordan Binnington's Contract
The Blues probably have their long-term answer in net. But the sample size is just small enough, the slumps just frequent enough, that it may be wise to collect data on Binnington as long as possible.
Carey Price Isn't the Habs' Only Problem, But He's Their Biggest One
The Montreal Canadiens' goaltender is playing very much like the team in front of him, and that is simply not good enough when you're eating up almost 13 percent of the team's cap space on a long-term deal.
Goalie Greats: The Active and All-Time Win Leaders For All 31 NHL Teams
Two goalies share the rare accomplishment of leading two NHL franchises in all-time wins. And while Roberto Luongo retired a couple years ago, the other stopper is still going strong.
What Would a Vezina Trophy Mean for Marc-Andre Fleury's Legacy?
'Flower' has the win total, Cup rings and longevity to warrant a Hall call but not the individual accolades. That could change if his incredible start to 2020-21 stretches into a career year.
The Hockey News Podcast: Predictions for the 2020-21 Season
Who will take home the Stanley Cup and major individual awards this season? And more.