More proof that the regular season - stats, performance, trends, whatever - can mean so little when the playoffs roll around is evident nightly on the face of the frustrated and struggling Jonathan Toews, captain of the Chicago Blackhawks.
The last month of exhilarating hockey has been a perfect example to why the theater and drama of the NHL playoffs is far superior to any postseason action in all other sports.
He's also the most fascinating, yet simple, least recognizable, worst dressed. Sutter is the only one with a side job that requires a tractor license.
Patrick Roy, who plugged the Colorado Avalanche vacancy on Thursday , is all but indisputably the best former NHL goaltender to return to the league as a head coach.
Several years ago the NHL started handing out an award for leadership and they aptly named it after Mark Messier, who was undoubtedly one of the greatest captains his sport has ever seen.
There was plenty of action across the NHL last night, with three Conference Semifinal matchups on the schedule.
Stars on ice! The NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs saw a lot of celebrity love Thursday with actors and their famililes turning out across the country turning out to enthusiastically support their respective teams.
As the Phoenix Coyotes head into yet another offseason with ownership uncertainty, they do so with a couple other key issues looming.
Joel Quenneville was selected as a Jack Adams Award finalist earlier this month for his part in helping the Chicago Blackhawks earn the Presidents' Trophy in one of the most remarkable regular-season performances we have seen in a long time.
When the Detroit Red Wings opened their Western Conference semifinal series against arguably their biggest rival, the Chicago Blackhawks, goalie Jimmy Howard played a terrible game.
The quirky-as-hell former goalie is coming back to the NHL to coach his former team, the Colorado Avalanche .
Winning a title for a veteran player that has never tasted that kind of success is a strong motivator for teams, especially ones that have captured a Stanley Cup recently and need a boost to get their hunger level up to where it was before they earned a championship ring.
The Edmonton Oilers once boasted two of the greatest centers in NHL history. These two individuals also played together on one of the finest teams ever assembled.
The team reached an agreement in principle Thursday with Roy to lead the Avs and also gave him the title of vice president of hockey operations.
The Boston Bruins will try to become the first team this postseason to reach the conference final stage, as they attempt to complete a sweep of the New York Rangers in Thursday's Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.
The San Jose Sharks evened up their Western Conference semifinals series against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday, May 21.
We've seen some electric hockey so far in the postseason this year. From nail-biters to blowouts, there's been a little bit of something for everyone.