Dave Caldwell More than three decades after he tried his darnedest to grow a lustrous beard during the Stanley Cup playoffs, former New York Islanders forward Bob Nystrom remains amazed at how some NHL players can sprout such lush expanses of facial hair at this time of year. "I had a few hairs
The Pittsburgh Penguins survived an elimination game at New Jersey in their first-round series and went on to capture their first Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh center Mario Lemieux, who recorded 12 points in five games against Minnesota in the Stanley Cup Final, captured playoff MVP honors.
Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan has concluded the most successful season of his career and was rewarded. Although the Islanders fell just short of a playoff appearance at the end of last season, there has been an impressive showing on the blue line in de Haan, who has become a valuable piece of the