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Tom Awad author archives.


November 7, 2011

Player Power Rankings: 'Bulin Turns Back The Clock

by Tom Awad

Nearly 39 years old, Nikolai Khabibulin is making us think of Spring 2004.

October 31, 2011

Player Power Rankings: Lehtonen Leading Stars

by Tom Awad

Hot starts for goaltenders tend to fuel optimisim for teams. You don't expect Kari Lehtonen and Nikolai Khabibulin to play this well in the long run, do you?

October 25, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Kessel Run

by Timo Seppa and Tom Awad

A few strange names still make the list, but they're not quite as outlandish any more.

October 17, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Kessel's Hot Start

by Tom Awad

It's only a handful of games, but Phil Kessel's hot start is sure making VUKOTA look good.

June 30, 2011

Numbers On Ice: Top Three Hockey Hall Of Fame Snubs

by Tom Awad

Stats say Phil Housley leads list of overlooked stars worth enshrinement.

June 19, 2011

Premium Article Plugging Holes: Northeast Division

by Tom Awad

Even the Stanley Cup champion Bruins could use some help.

June 14, 2011

Conn Smythe Watch: Tim Thomas Should Earn Conn Smythe

by Tom Awad

Even in a loss, metrics show Bruins keeper dwarfs other candidates in playoff MVP race.

June 7, 2011

Premium Article Conn Smythe Watch: Roberto Luongo Moves Up Rankings

by Tom Awad

The Vancouver goaltender is now No. 2 on our rankings.

May 31, 2011

Premium Article Conn Smythe Watch: Tim Thomas Still Conn Smythe Favorite

by Tom Awad

If the Bruins end up hoisting the cup, their goalie will be the MVP of the playoffs.

May 25, 2011

Premium Article Conn Smythe Watch: Tim Thomas Leads Conn Smythe Class

by Tom Awad

Boston goalie takes the top spot as Tampa's Dwayne Roloson stumbles.

May 17, 2011

Premium Article Conn Smythe Watch: Ryan Kesler Rockets Up Rankings

by Tom Awad

Vancouver forward is making most of his increased minutes with stellar play.

May 11, 2011

Premium Article NHL Playoffs, Conference Finals: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

by Tom Awad

Back before the season started, very few pundits would have picked Tampa Bay to go this deep into the playoffs, if they picked them for the postseason at all. Can St. Louis, Lecavalier and Stamkos manage to take their turnaround all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals against Chara, Thomas and company?

May 10, 2011

Conn Smythe Watch: Bruins' Tim Thomas Moves To No. 2

by Tom Awad

Boston's goalie has been simply dominant in this year's playoffs.

May 3, 2011

Premium Article Conn Smythe Watch: Roloson Tops Playoff MVP Watch

by Tom Awad

Bolts goalie has defied age in leading Lightning to 2-0 series lead.

April 27, 2011

Numbers On Ice: The Underrated Pavel Datsyuk

by Tom Awad

Even after awards, Stanley Cup the Red Wings' star still doesn't get credit he deserves.

April 26, 2011

Premium Article Conn Smythe Watch: Michal Neuvirth Rises As Caps Advance

by Tom Awad

Rookie goalie's poise under pressure helps lead Washington to Round 2

April 19, 2011

Conn Smythe Watch: Carey Price Early Conn Smythe Leader

by Tom Awad

Habs netminder has been unbeatable through first two games.

April 14, 2011

Premium Article NHL Playoffs, First Round: Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens

by Tom Awad

Montreal native Tom Awad gives us his read on what's become by far the most heated rivalry in the NHL.

Numbers On Ice: Canucks Have Best Shot To Win Cup

by Tom Awad

Vancouver has talent and the best odds of any team to hoist the Cup.

April 12, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Daniel Sedin No. 1

by Tom Awad

As regular season wraps up, numbers say Canucks winger deserves the Hart.

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