Category Archives: HTR Feature Article

Kovalchuk gives Devils 'Big Shot' at title


There’s a new buzz around the Devils, and they’re selling tickets, too, for the big show in Newark, starring the “Big Shot.”

Early NHL Awards Predictions

Presidents’ Trophy:
The Washington Capitals currently hold a five-point lead over the San Jose Sharks with one game in hand. It’s almost a sure thing that they’ll hold on to this lead and win their first ever Presidents’ Trophy. Prediction: Washington Capitals

Top 20 UFA this season

Top 20 UFA Players available on July 1, 2010

Can Hemsky be worth an Oilers 1-2 on draft day?

No team has ever had the top-two picks, but Edmonton’s sniper could be a very valuable bargaining chip

Dan Barnes, Edmonton Journal

What the Oilers have in Ales Hemsky currently pales in comparison to what people think the Oilers can or even should get for Ales Hemsky.

What should Burke do with the Leafs this summer?

Paul Hunter

The Maple Leafs will gather for a team photo on Monday but, while the moment will be frozen, the roster won’t be.

There will be changes this summer. Lots of them. General manager Brian Burke hasn’t taken down the “Open For Business” sign he loudly hammered to his office door before the trade deadline. Blog: The best and worst trades of 2009-10

Edward Fraser


July 3, 2009: The Kings acquire Ryan Smyth from the Avalanche for Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a ’10 fifth round pick.
Heads were scratched when L.A. gave up 24-year-old Quincey, who had a breakout season in 2008-09, for a not-getting-any-younger Smyth. But the 34-year-old, 14-season vet has provided much-needed experience on a young Kings team and been a boon playing on Anze Kopitar’s right side on the top line.

Will Flyers Try to Land Price This Summer?

Currently there are only two teams in the NHL that have the same starting goaltender today as they did at the beginning of the season 10 years ago, one obvious and one not so. The obvious one is the Devils, where Martin Brodeur has started for what has seemed like forever. The other… the Philadelphia Flyers and Brian Boucher.

Bruins may stir something up for Cooke

Fluto Shinzawa

Recipe for retribution at the Garden tonight?

Penguins' Godard may miss rematch with Bruins

Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Eric Godard has seen this kind of buildup before.

The talk of retribution and carnage, of mayhem and vengeance.

Crosby isn't seriously injured, but Malkin

Dave Molinari

The Penguins lost a world-class center Sunday night.

Precisely what’s wrong with Evgeni Malkin — and how long he might be out — isn’t known yet.

Kaberle looks like a keeper


Tomas Kaberle is a wanted man. But will it remain that way through the summer?

On Friday, general manager Brian Burke, during a radio interview in Toronto, said he “expected” the veteran defenceman return to the Maple Leafs next season.

Frozen tundra of Winnipeg looks fine to NHL now

Ed Willes

Last week, when the rumour-mongering in Winnipeg was at its most frenzied, the question wasn’t if the NHL would return, and it wasn’t even when the NHL would return to the Manitoba capital.

It was which one of the NHL’s sad-sack franchises — Phoenix or Atlanta — would play out of the MTS Centre next season.

Toronto Maple Leafs Rebuild Tracker

The Toronto Maple Leafs rebuild effectively began once John Ferguson Jr. was fired in January of 2008. Cliff Fletcher came in, and despite a valiant effort on his part, he was not able to acquire assets for the Leafs veterans. After a few minor moves, Brian Burke came in, here is a look at what Brian Burke has been able to do, and where the franchise is going.

When Burke first came in, aside from Luke Schenn, there was very little positive movement happening in Leafland. Since then, he has made the roster his team, aside from a few players who are likely to be moved, this roster belongs to Brian Burke.