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NHL Free Agent Tracker 2015

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The NHL’s free-agent spend-a-thon is upon us, and though the big names are few and far between, there’s still plenty of talent out there that can help a club get over the hump.

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This Week in The Hockey News magazine: 2014-15 Season Commemorative

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01 StanleyCupIssue-400It’s THN’s commemorative edition Champions Issue, with our 24-page blowout on the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory, plus the stories behind the Calder and Memorial Cup winners. Also in the issue:

– Editor in chief Jason Kay wonders why we’re in such a big hurry to finish games quickly

– How 3-on-3 overtime was a resounding success in the AHL and why it’ll be the same in the NHL

– The secret behind Duncan Keith’s ability to play half a game night in and night out

– The story behind a former THN editor in chief who’s being recognized by the Hall of Fame

– The best players by skill in the NHL draft

– The Top 10 defining moments of the 2014-15 NHL campaign

– Our 2015 Goalie Buyer’s Guide

– A History Of Lou: Those around him tell the story of legendary Lamoriello

– Jamie Benn: How the NHL’s Art Ross winner came back from injury to take the NHL by storm

– Our NHL team reports feature six players – Hamilton, Foligno, Dumba, Josi, Maatta & Scheifele – ready to break out, plus the No. 1 Priority for each club heading into the summer

– Prospect guru Ryan Kennedy explains why it’s time to change the Memorial Cup format to best-of-three series featuring the top four teams in the country

– And Ken Campbell explains why it’s time for the Arizona Coyotes to pack their bags and leave Glendale behind

Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it from the THN store, digitally on the IPad or through Zinio, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com

Los Angeles Kings’ Jarret Stoll charged with cocaine possession

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Jarret Stoll, a center with Los Angeles Kings, has been charged with felony cocaine possession following his arrest two months ago in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Clark County district attorney’s office charged Stoll, 32, with one count of possession of a controlled substance.

According to a police report, on April 17 Stoll admitted to possessing 3.3 grams of cocaine and several capsules of ecstasy during a routine search at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic pool.

According to an Associated Press story, District Attorney Steven Wolfson wouldn’t comment on why the charge only included cocaine possession.

Stoll’s attorney, David Chesnoff, told AP he has had discussions with Wolfson and hopes the case will be resolved shortly.

Stoll is scheduled to appear in court July 1. If he’s convicted, the charge carries the possibility of up to four years in prison or probation.

How the Winnipeg Whiteout left its mark on Corey Perry

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By Carter Brooks

Long after the playoffs have ended, the Winnipeg experience lives on.

Deafening, comical and impactful have been three words commonly used to describe the crowd at MTS Centre. No other venue in the NHL comes close to the fan support offered on any given night or afternoon when the re-branded Winnipeg Jets host their opponents.

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Incredible Blackhawks victory parade a sight to behold

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The Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their third Stanley Cup in six years in front of an estimated two million fans over a parade route that culminated at Solider Field. The images captured yesterday show the Windy City knows how to party like few others.

Fans gather early at Soldier Field to get a good spot at the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Rally. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Fans gather early at Soldier Field to get a good spot at the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Rally. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Members of the Chicago Blackhawks parade through downtown on a double-decker bus.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Members of the Chicago Blackhawks parade through downtown on a double-decker bus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Gretzky and Co. meet to talk hockey and homophobic bullying

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Wayne Gretzky, Brian Burke, Brendan Shanahan and Paul Coffey.

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By Rachel Villari

When you get historical greats of the game together for a night of catered pizza, putting golf and a walk through the largest private collection of Maple Leafs memorabilia in the world, there’s one topic of conversation that is going to be prominent: the game.

When Wayne Gretzky, Brian Burke, Brendan Shanahan and Paul Coffey sat in front of 60 attendees at The Ultimate Leafs Fan’s home Monday, each in turn fantasized ways in which the game needed to change. All implored creativity needed to be reintroduced.

“My son will sometimes just get on his knees in the living room and play with a little rubber stick, and he doesn’t think he’s learning anything,” said Shanahan, president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. “And I say, ‘You’re learning a lot, you’re using your imagination.’ That’s how guys like Wayne, I’m sure, and – well, nobody can explain Wayne – but I’m sure he spent a lot of time as a little kid imagining ways to play the game.”

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