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This Week in THN: Feb. 1, 2010

Jaromir Jagr and his Czech mates will go for gold again in Vancouver this February.

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Jaromir Jagr and his Czech mates will go for gold again in Vancouver this February.

In the Feb. 1 issue of The Hockey News:

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• Jaromir Jagr makes his return to North America in this month’s 2010 Winter Olympics. Our cover story explores whether this be a showcase for a return to the NHL next season or is this tournament his North American swan song?

• Adam Proteau takes a look at the comeback season Dallas Stars center Brad Richards is having and gets his thoughts about being left off Canada’s Olympic team. 

• Inside the NHL examines the increase in players wearing visors, as well as breaking down the stats to determine exactly who in the league is most likely to be visor-equipped.  Also, Ryan Kennedy talks to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson about his new hockey movie, <The Tooth Fairy.

• Jason Kay takes a closer look at the “visor debate,” and examines the factors that have prevented visors from becoming mandatory in the NHL.

• In the Slot with Ken Campbell looks at how the Edmonton Oilers’ lack of success at the draft has put them near the bottom of the league’s standings.

• Ryan Dixon profiles Ian White and includes him and 17 others on his All-Underrated team.

• Proteau Type reflects on the lack of success professional sporting teams have had in Buffalo and ponders if the Sabres will be the one to break that trend.

• In Overtime, Eric Duhatschek takes a look at how a couple of rookie forwards and a rookie coach are leading the Colorado Avalanche towards the playoffs.

• In Beyond the Spotlight, Rory Boylen examines what it takes to become an NHL scout.

• NHL Team Reports tell the funniest roommate stories from around the league.

• In Crowd Shots, we spend Two Minutes in the Box with Shane Doan, show you our best Letters to the Editor and Proteau answers your questions in Ask Adam.

• In Prospects Unlimited we feature the best up and comers from the American League, Europe, U.S. College and Major Junior.

• Inside the Numbers takes a look back at how the Olympics have impacted the play of some of the NHL’s best in the past.

• Get the latest depth charts, including who’s injured, who’s on the first power play unit and who’s next in line for a call-up.

• Last Minute of Play features Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound, which showcases an oldie from Minnesota State, as well as Larry Humber’s crossword puzzle and Charlie Teljeur’s hockeysockpuppettheatre cartoon.

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