Patric Hornqvist, Chris Pronger

The Five Hole: Pronger, Boychuk and the dawn of Opposite World

The five bits of hockey news you need to know if you don’t need to know all the hockey news.
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Video: Dropping the NHL puck and hopping into Ron MacLean’s truck

Watch Adrian Lee talk to Canadians, from Mark Messier to Jeff Marek, about what puck drop means to them
Dion Phaneuf

Inside the NHL

Time to rejoice, Canada: Hockey’s back. Get ready with our in-depth coverage of the National Hockey League.
James Reimer; Daniel Paille

The Five Hole: Erik Karlsson, Randy Carlyle and a bagful of nickels

Five bits of hockey news you need to know if you don’t need to know all the hockey news

Manny Malhotra’s got his eye on the prize: Keeping his career alive

An injury threatened to end Manny Malhotra’s playing days. Now, he must prove himself again, every night. Game on.

The numbers game: Hockey is going to the nerds

Why is pro hockey going Moneyball now? You can credit—or blame—the Leafs’ collapse last year.

Graham Skilliter is the ref with the right stripes

The NHL had only one official’s job open this year. Graham Skilliter got it.
Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf reaches his moment of truth

The determined Toronto Maple Leafs captain vows that this year will be different. Fans definitely hope he’s right.

Willie Desjardins is a winner. Can he make the Canucks one?

He’s coached everywhere from Tokyo to Texas. His emotional intelligence and intensity is off the charts. Can it revive Vancouver?

Max Domi dekes away from his dad’s tough-guy reputation

Forget about Tie Domi’s fists of steel—this Domi redux will make you remember him for his soft scorer’s hands