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  1. 2011 NHL draft: The best of the best Russians, like Alex Ovechkin...

    Alvin Chang

    When elite Russian players play in the NHL they excel. But, as Alvin Chang notes here, the risk of getting them to North American pro rinks is still quite large, although there are ways to minimize it. We'll show you how.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  2. Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Dany Heatley top NHL Fantas...

    Sean Allen

    Sean Allen highlights the best players from the 2009-10 fantasy hockey season and looks at their fortunes for the following season.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2010
  3. Penguins-Senators Preview

    Penguins-Senators Preview

    Preview | October 11, 2009
  4. How Hasek stacks up

    Comparing Dominik Hasek to the all-time great goaltenders.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2002
  5. Poll: NHL Play of the Week

    Check out the NHL's top plays of the week and tell us which one is the best of the best.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 19, 2001
  6. #ESPNplayerNHL: Best of Canada's teams?

    ESPN.com staff

    Ice hockey is Canada's game. So we expect passionate responses when we ask about the seven NHL teams north of the border. The question is very simple: Who is the all-time franchise player for each team in Canada? In Montreal, Maurice "Rocket" R...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. #ESPNplayerNHL: Best Leafs player?

    Paul Grant

    Toronto Maple Leafs fans, you have no excuse. For some of the other teams lacking votes for our best franchise player project, I can see what's happening -- not enough history, not enough good players, not a big enough fan base. But the Leafs? The Bu...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  8. Ivan Barbashev, Daniel Audette among top prospects available for ...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman reveals his 25 best available prospects for Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Draft, including Ivan Barbashev and Daniel Audette.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  9. Study: College players fit in well in NHL

    Scott Burnside

    PHILADELPHIA -- The debate over which route to the NHL is best -- major junior hockey or college hockey via the NCAA -- is one that has raged for years and will no doubt be the subject of impassioned discussion moving forward. That said, there were s...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  10. NHL -- Scott Burnside: Questions surround the coaching carousel

    Scott Burnside

    Why would Willie Desjardins opt to coach the Canucks rather than the Penguins? Scott Burnside delves into that, where the Penguins go from here, shrewd moves by the Blue Jackets and Canadiens, and more.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  11. 2014 Stanley Cup finals: 50 tweets for 50 days of the playoffs

    To celebrate the 50th day of the NHL playoffs, we've got the 50 best tweets about the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  12. Cup usually goes to Game 1 winner

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Making First Impressions: Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals is Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Since the finals went to a best-of-7 format in 1939, Game 1 winners have won 57 of 74 series (.770 win pct). Over the last eight seasons, the team winning G...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  13. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Who will be the star of Game 7?

    Scott Burnside

    To help sort through what might unfold on Sunday, here are eight players who could impact the outcome of what has evolved into a classic playoff clash between two NHL powers, ESPN.com's Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2014
  14. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: All the pieces come together for...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Rangers played their best game of the season to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup finals, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  15. Rangers might have exhausted their chances

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Eastern Conference Finals - Game 6 Canadiens at Rangers, 8 ET (Rangers lead series, 3-2) Overworked? The New York Rangers have already played 19 games this postseason, and that could spell trouble for them. Since all series went to a best-of-7...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  16. 2014 NHL playoffs -- Carey Price of Montreal Canadiens out for re...

    Katie Strang

    Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is out for the remainder of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers, coach Michel Therrien told reporters Monday morning.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014