Time to wrap this list up. these guys are my top five but by no means is this the defining list. Some players were missed in the worst contracts-(Top 10 Worst Contracts in the NHL (Part One)), (Top 10 Worst Contracts in the NHL (Part Two)) and more than likely these can be added to as well, so feel free to add your favorites. Let’s get to it and find out who is the league’s best players based on their salaries!￼ Continue reading →
Back in the 80s-90s, if an older gentleman walked into a barbershop in Toronto, and it took 30 minutes to get a haircut, chances are that he would spend five minutes talking about politics and the other 25 minutes talking about hockey. It’s instances and stories from the old days that without question fully embody what it means to be a fan of one of the most iconic franchises in NHL history, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Continue reading →
The Montreal Canadiens remain one of the most famous and recognizable franchises in the National Hockey League. We’ve all heard the names who have donned the white, red, and blue “Tricolore” of Montreal and marveled at icons such as Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau, Patrick Roy, Henri Richard, Guy Lafleur, and Yvan Cournoyer. Fast forward a generation (or two), to the current crop of players on the “Habs” with the likes of Max Domi, Carey Price, Tomas Tatar, and Shea Weber. Although these are all pretty good pieces, they’re a far cry from the “good old days” that so many Canadiens from across Canada and the United States were accustomed to during the 1970s.
Jumbo Joe, once upon a time, an elite playmaking center who filled the scoresheet regularly, refuses to call it quits. His longing desire to capture the ultimate trophy, the Stanley Cup has put retirement on pause. At the ripe age of 40 years old, 22 seasons deep, the window should be shut on that dream. Not on Joe’s watch, he’s set on playing for at least a few more years. Will the Sharks bother to even offer a contract? Is there a fit for Thornton on a cup contender next year? Let’s take a closer look at the situation for 2005-2006 league MVP and six-time all-star Joe Thornton. Continue reading →
Redefining the concept of the backup goaltender position at the National Hockey League Level. This seems like a job (best-suited) for….Jaroslav Halak of the Boston Bruins. It’s the old adage, “It’s never easy being a backup goaltender in the NHL”. When you take into consideration the lack of overall playing time, “catering” to the starter, and both the mental and physical demands of having to be 100% prepared to enter any game at the drop of a hat can be quite the daunting task. It’s also a typical and overwhelming feat for 31 goaltenders across the league. But as they say, “it comes with the territory”.