On the verge of setting what used to be perceived as unbeatable records, Martin Brodeur stays humble.
In the Oct. 28 issue of The Hockey News:
• Our cover story profiles Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils and talks about the how the goaltender is still as friendly and down-to-earth as ever while being on the verge of breaking nearly every significant NHL goalie record.
• A story on Chicago Blackhawks up and coming defenseman Duncan Keith, one of the NHL’s most underrated players.
• In his In The Slot column, senior writer Ken Campbell explains why its a better idea for the NHL to increase the number of games overseas rather than expanding with more teams.
• In Overtime, new back-page columnist Eric Duhatschek talks about how, with both teams finally back in contention at the same time, the Battle of Alberta has the chance to rekindle some of the magic it had in the ‘80s.
• A feature on former NHLer Len Barrie, now one of the principle owners of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
• A Q & A with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby.
• A look at the ongoing saga involving former NHL agent David Frost.
• Editor-in-chief Jason Kay introduces one of THN’s newest books, Habs Heroes: The Greatest Canadiens Ever From 1 to 100, with a foreword written by cover-boy Martin Brodeur.
• A tribute to the recently deceased Adolf Kukulowicz, a hockey lifer who figured prominently on the international hockey scene in the 1970s.
• The Opinion Page features an article on why the Wild should explore trading free-agent-to-be Marion Gaborik rather than risk him walking away in the off-season and being left with nothing.
• Inside the NHL examines the numerous 2008 first round picks who made their respective teams out of training camp.
•Team Reports introduces some of the fresh faces expected to make an impact for each of the 30 NHL teams this season.
• In our International Report, we take a look at some of the economics of the KHL.
• In Prospects Unlimited, we profile veteran AHLers Nolan Schaefer and Dustin Kohn, as well as Jamie McBain of the Wisconsin Badgers and 2009 NHL draft hopeful Brayden Schenn of the Brandon Wheat Kings.
• Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam.
• Starting from 10 counts down the players THN was surprised not to see on opening night rosters.
• NHL depth charts – with first PP unit and rookie hopefuls – for all 30 clubs.
• We go Beyond the Spotlight and examine David Carle, younger brother of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Matt, who was forced to retire because of a heart problem just days before the 2008 NHL draft where he was projected to be a second round pick.
• The best and worst of hockey in Plus/Minus.
• Readers get their say in Letters to the Editor.
• We spend 2 Minutes in the Box with Tom Preissing of the Los Angeles Kings.
• Inside the Numbers examines the final pre-season statistics for players and teams.