Best of 2010: 50 Moments that Defined the NHL

December 21st, 2010 by Tom Schreier Leave a reply »
From the rise of the Atlanta Thrashers to the decline of the New Jersey Devils, the 2010 NHL season has provided plenty of surprises.

Ilya Kovalchuk, the NHL leader in goals since being drafted first overall in 2001, has struggled in New Jersey.

On the other hand, Anthony Stewart, Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien have thrived in Blueland. The Thrashers are currently in first place in the Southeast as a result of the Capitals' eight-game slump.

Rookie forward Linus Omark pulled off a spin-o-rama goal against Tampa Bay, a team that has been rejuvenated by Steven Stamkos—who was poised to go 50-for-50 early in the season—and newly-acquired GM Steve Yzerman.

Controversial Vice President Colin Campbell has come under fire due to recent suspensions issued to franchise players and e-mails that have surfaced where he criticized officials and called Marc Savard a "faker."

The Minnesota Wild's honeymoon period is over. The home of the former North Stars is no longer drawing sellout crowds due to paltry on-ice performance.

Players from around the league joined together to honor the life of Pat Burns, who led the Dev ...

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