The NHL 600-Goal Club

For most hockey players, winning the Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal. From being drafted to helping a team through the regular season, playoffs and eventually Stanley Cup Finals, hoisting the cup is always the end-goal. Along the way, however, players all seek to play the best they can for a variety of purposes. While […]

The Best Rookie Seasons in NHL History

The National Hockey League has witnessed a number of sensational rookie campaigns throughout its storied history, and this trend is set to continue. With the next squad of exceptional young stars, the NHL is stronger than ever in terms of elite young talent. However, despite the incredible skills of these players, it is highly unlikely that any rookie […]

Countdown to Puck Drop – Day 80 – Gretzky’s Record-Breaking Season

report this ad Introducing The Hockey Writers’ Countdown to Puck Drop series. From now until the puck drops on the 2019-20 NHL’s regular season on Oct. 2 when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Senators, we’ll be producing content that’s connected to the number of days remaining on that particular day. Some posts may […]

One for the Ages: Wayne Gretzky’s 1995-96 NHL Season

The 1995-96 St. Louis Blues were a collection of hockey’s aged superstars. A team with an all-in mentality. One that endeavored to squeeze whatever elixir was still left in the proverbial fountain of youth. But for some reason, it didn’t quite work. Wayne Gretzky’s time with the Blues is likely the least talked about time […]

Top 5 Greatest Stanley Cup Playoff Upsets

report this ad If history has shown hockey fans anything, then it has illustrated that there are no guarantees when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. Here are the top five Stanley Cup upsets in hockey history. Greatest Stanley Cup Upsets #5: 1945 Semifinals Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens After the end of the 1944-1945 […]

10 Things You May Not Know About Hockey

From the THW Archives, written by former contributor Alli Baker and originally published Feb. 16, 2015. So you think you know everything there is to know about hockey, eh? Well if you know more than half of these strange facts, you’re either a hockey buff or you’ve got too much time on your hands. 1. One […]

The Worst Trades in NHL History

Every year in the NHL, trades take place between teams in order to improve their respective squads. On most occasions, trades in the NHL work out well, in which both teams improve following the arrival of a new player(s) or asset which addresses a weakness or need a team may have. On other, less common […]

Great One, Rat and Sea Bass: Hurricanes’ Aho in Good Company

Tuesday night, Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes tied a significant NHL record, becoming just the third player in league history to record an assist in each of his team’s first 12 games of a season after he helped get the puck to teammate Michael Ferland, who scored in the first period against the visiting Boston […]

Remembering What Made Mario Lemieux Greatest

Equal parts exhilarating and devastating, sports are quite simply unpredictable. Ask the city of Pittsburgh. This week 25 years ago, Penguins fans experienced both emotions at the same time. Riding back-to-back Stanley Cup championships and looking like a team destined to three-peat, Mario Lemieux stepped to the podium at a sudden press conference to announce […]

The NHL’s Most Unbreakable Records

Many athletes believe – or at least pretend to believe – that records are made to be broken. If that’s the case, they haven’t taken a look at the NHL’s record books, or should I say the book that Gretzky re-wrote. Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 NHL records. (Phil/Flickr) Wayne Gretzky’s name is scribbled […]