In our AHL Preview edition: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Justin Schultz make the Oklahoma City Barons the most stacked team in the AHL. Playing amongst other displaced pros, hungry prospects and expectations, nothing comes easy in the ‘A’.
Toronto actually has a winning hockey team. They play in the Ricoh Coliseum and have their sights set on the Calder Cup.
Profiling Jonas Brodin, the Minnesota Wild defensive prospect playing for the AHL’s Houston Aeros.
Reports and Depth Charts from all 30 AHL clubs and who to watch.
In his editor’s notebook, Jason Kay writes about the American League getting another chance to showcase itself while the NHL remains locked out.
In the THN Inbox, the best Letters to the Editor are printed, THN Twitter followers respond to “To end the NHL lockout, I would…” and Adam Proteau answers your questions in Ask Adam.
Inside Hockey looks into elite NHL players whose stats could have been better had there not been three lockouts. Plus-Minus looks at the best and worst of the hockey world, some charities and players are benefitting from the lockout, Scott Niedermayer joins the WWF and more.
Ryan Kennedy talks to NHLers who shunned high-profile European leagues to sign in Poland, Austria, Great Britain, etc.
In Stan Fischler’s Strange But True: After years of chirping, Rene Fernand “Fern” Gauthier had to literally prove he could shoot a puck in the ocean from the shore. (He brought multiple pucks.)
CSKA Red Army is trying to reclaim their glory days. Their secret: spend, baby, spend.
Ken Campbell documents the story of a 14-year-old hockey player who fought his way from a hospital bed back to the ice.
In Proteau Type, Adam sheds light on who helps Brendan Shanahan make disciplinary decisions and why it’s wrong to just point the finger at one man.
In Prospect Report, Plymouth’s Ryan Hartman, London’s Scott Harrington and Kelowna’s Madison Bowey are profiled. Also, Wilkes-Barre has become a destination for top defensive prospects.
In Backchecking, we catch up with Petr Svoboda, the undersized Czech who has a regular-sized Cup ring and Olympic Gold.
Last Minute of Play features Larry Humber’s puzzling crossword, Jersey Hound gives a glimpse of the Everett Silvertips 10th anniversary jersey – special for this season only – a blast from the past and much more.
In Overtime, old Ken Campbell is a lot smarter than young Ken Campbell, but old Ken has the benefit of hindsight.