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The Hockey News Podcast: What Will Kent Hughes Bring as Habs GM?
Have the Canadiens made a smart hire? Will the PHF's salary-cap increase bring us closer to a women's super league? And more.
Ray Bourque on his Iconic Stanley Cup Lift – 20 Years Later
Two decades ago, the legendary defenseman ended a 22-year wait and won his first championship. He recently caught up with The Hockey News to look back on his Hall of Fame career…and the famous Stanley Cup handoff that concluded it.
The Hockey News Podcast: Is Tom Wilson too Dangerous for the NHL?
Dirty or clean, will Tom Wilson ever stop hurting people? Who has the edge in the Calder Trophy race? Does Ryan Miller have a Hall of Fame case? And more.
That's 1,000 Games for Nicklas Backstrom. Next up: the Hall of Fame
The forever underrated Capitals center is piling up assists at a rate consistent only with playmakers who have earned calls to the Hall.
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.
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.
Howie Meeker was Hockey's Renaissance Man
The former player and broadcaster, who died Sunday at the age of 97, was so much more than an on air-quipster. He taught generations of Canadians more about the game they love. And sometimes of those lessons were blunt and unforgiving.
The Hockey News Podcast: What's the Point of Banning Bodychecking?
Would banning hits in the OHL accomplish anything for COVID-19 safety? Is Mitchell Miller's hockey life over? Will the Kraken clean up in the expansion draft? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: All-Mailbag Edition, Vol. 3
We tackle listener questions in this special episode, including: is Steven Stamkos trade bait?
The Hockey News Podcast: Should We Take The Jack Eichel Trade Talk Seriously?
Is there any chance the Sabres actually trade their star? Can the Lightning contend for the Stanley Cup again next year? And much more.
The Hockey News Podcast: Where Does Zdeno Chara Rank Among All-time Defensemen?
Will Chara retire as a top-20 defenseman ever? Is the Bruins' Stanley Cup window closed? What should the NHL do next to promote equality? And more.
Who will join Jarome Iginla in the 2020 Hall of Fame class?
'Iggy' is a first-ballot lock. Who else gets a Hall call this week? It's wide open. Take 20 names and throw them in a blender.
Six international stars who should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame
This half dozen overseas superstars from days gone by deserve a belated entry into hockey’s hallowed shrine.
Is Henrik Lundqvist the greatest goalie of his generation?
Even without a championship ring, Lundqvist has a strong claim to the throne as the salary-cap era's best puck-stopper. He's combined longevity, consistency and excellence like no one else.
The Hockey News Podcast: Could Flames, Leafs have new coaches by new year?
Do Calgary and Toronto need new bench bosses? Why didn't the refs help Matt Calvert? Is Hayley Wickenheiser the top female player ever? And more.
Jerry York showed his Hall of Fame credentials by sticking with his players
The legendary Boston College coach caught some flak from Canadian writers for putting his team before pageantry. But sacrificing personal reward in favor of the players he teaches is all that is right with hockey.
First-ballot entrant Wickenheiser heads Hall of Fame class filled with players who've long awaited the honor
Some argued the waiting period should have been waived for Wickenheiser, but after a short wait, she's set for enshrinement Monday. Along with her are a few notables who slipped through the cracks along the way.
Brave and Courageous: Vaclav Nedomansky's Hall of Fame induction is about more than on-ice accomplishments
Longtime NHL scout David Conte reflects on the career of Vaclav Nedomansky, whose on-ice excellence made him a legend in his home country and bravery opened the door for fellow Czech players.
What Zdeno Chara and Jay Bouwmeester can teach us about longevity and the Hall of Fame
Zdeno Chara became the sixth defenseman to play 1,500 games, and every member of that group has been enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The next blueliner to reach the 1,500-game milestone, however, is likely to be the first who fails to be inducted.
Haydar puts a bow on AHL legacy with Hall of Fame induction, but the NHL what-if still lingers
He was one of the most prolific scorers in AHL history, but despite the talent and the on-ice smarts, why didn't the NHL dream materialize for Darren Haydar?
Gionta, Thomas, Wendell and Bettman headline latest U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class
The NHL commissioner goes into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame alongside a pair of Stanley Cup winners, a women's hockey great and a longtime youth coach who co-founded the oldest minority hockey club in North America.
Ask Me Anything: Which contract(s) changed the way RFAs think?
Have any existing contracts become cautionary tales for current RFAs? What would be the best fit for Braden Holtby as a UFA? And more.
Hayley Wickenheiser leads HOF Class of 2019, but another class was on her mind
The greatest women's player in the history of the game was selected for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame Tuesday, the same day she was writing an exam University of Calgary’s medical school. Wickenheiser heads a class that includes Guy Carbonneau, Sergei Zubov, Vaclav Nedomansky, Jim Rutherford and Jerry York.