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Sure, there is no NHL season, but at least it’s good news for the faces of professional hockey players. Even Darcy Tucker would agree. (AP)

GALLERY: The NHL’s Bruised Faces of Battle

Sure, there is no NHL season, but at least it’s good news for the faces of professional hockey players. Even Darcy Tucker would agree. (AP)
GALLERY: The NHL’s Bruised Faces of Battle

With no hockey season in sight, hockey fans have time to settle some important NHL-related debates. One such debate is which goalie has the best mask. SI counted down the Top 10 goalie masks of the 2000s and this gem by Curtis Joseph ranked No. 5. Check out the rest of the list below. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Top 10 Goalie Masks of the 2000s

With no hockey season in sight, hockey fans have time to settle some important NHL-related debates. One such debate is which goalie has the best mask. SI counted down the Top 10 goalie masks of the 2000s and this gem by Curtis Joseph ranked No. 5. Check out the rest of the list below. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Top 10 Goalie Masks of the 2000s

The 2012 Hall of Fame induction may be the most exciting hockey-related event fans have to look forward to as the inevitable lockout draws closer. Sundin will join Adam Oates, Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure in this year’s class. (AP) 

GALLERY: Hockey Hall of Fame - Class of 2012 
HACKEL: Players, owners entrenched in standoff

The 2012 Hall of Fame induction may be the most exciting hockey-related event fans have to look forward to as the inevitable lockout draws closer. Sundin will join Adam Oates, Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure in this year’s class. (AP) GALLERY: Hockey Hall of Fame - Class of 2012 HACKEL: Players, owners entrenched in standoff

Red Wings center Kris Draper is hooked by the stick of an unidentifiable Maple Leafs player during the first period of a 2002 game. Detroit would go onto win the game 6-2. (David E. Klutho/SI)

Red Wings center Kris Draper is hooked by the stick of an unidentifiable Maple Leafs player during the first period of a 2002 game. Detroit would go onto win the game 6-2. (David E. Klutho/SI)

Maple Leafs center Wayne Carleton takes a slap shot during a 1967 game against the Rangers. Toronto would go onto win the Stanley Cup a few months later. The Maple Leafs are struggling this season and have already fired coach Ron Wilson and replaced him with  Randy Carlyle. (James Drake/SI) 

VIDEO: Michael Farber discusses the situation in Toronto
HACKEL: History is against Leafs’ coaching change
FARBER: Time simply ran out for Leafs’ coach Wilson

Maple Leafs center Wayne Carleton takes a slap shot during a 1967 game against the Rangers. Toronto would go onto win the Stanley Cup a few months later. The Maple Leafs are struggling this season and have already fired coach Ron Wilson and replaced him with  Randy Carlyle. (James Drake/SI) 
VIDEO: Michael Farber discusses the situation in TorontoHACKEL: History is against Leafs’ coaching changeFARBER: Time simply ran out for Leafs’ coach Wilson

 Maple Leafs left wing Nikolai Kulemin is surrounded by Penguins as he falls to the ice during yesterday’s game at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Toronto won 1-0 to improve their record to 26-19-6. (Fred Vuich/SI)

FARBER: News of Sidney Crosby’s health loomed over All-Star Weekend

 Maple Leafs left wing Nikolai Kulemin is surrounded by Penguins as he falls to the ice during yesterday’s game at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Toronto won 1-0 to improve their record to 26-19-6. (Fred Vuich/SI)
FARBER: News of Sidney Crosby’s health loomed over All-Star Weekend

The puck is dropped at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as the Maple Leafs and Canadiens kick off a new NHL season Thursday night. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

NHL PREVIEW: Northeast | Atlantic | Southeast | Northwest | Pacific | Central
HACKEL: Key issues facing all 30 NHL teams on eve of season opener
VIDEO: Ovechkin, Kesler, Phaneuf and others speak out on head shots in NHL

The puck is dropped at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as the Maple Leafs and Canadiens kick off a new NHL season Thursday night. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)
NHL PREVIEW: Northeast | Atlantic | Southeast | Northwest | Pacific | CentralHACKEL: Key  issues facing all 30 NHL teams on eve of season openerVIDEO: Ovechkin, Kesler, Phaneuf  and others speak out on head shots in NHL