Top Ten hockey stories of 2004
Since it's time for end of the year lists, About's Jamie Fitzpatrick gives a nice run through of the top hockey stories of the year. I can offer minor quibbles to this list — shouldn't the Calgary Flames improbable run be one of the biggest stories? — but considering that Team USA winning its first-ever World Junior Championship is all the way down at #9, you can tell it was a year jam-packed with highlites (or lowlites in a few cases). Personally, it was a year in hockey I'll never forget, as I was at The Hockey News through the playoffs when many of these big stories broke. Seeing Mike Brophy go to work on the Mike Danton case was a great learning experience.