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This Week in THN: Dec. 14

Anze Kopitar is taking the west coast by storm.

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Anze Kopitar is taking the west coast by storm.

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In the Dec. 14 issue of The Hockey News:  

• In the glare of Hollywood lights, Anze ‘The Giant’ Kopitar is flourishing in his fourth NHL season, racing for the top of the scoring race and taking his place as the face of an emerging young Kings team. Kopitar, a native of the small country of Slovenia, is featured in the cover story.

• In Overtime, Eric Duhatschek writes that an extension isn’t out of the question for
 Cristobal Huet, who once considered expendable by a Hawks team up against the salary cap.

• In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau explores the dark world of depression and why hockey should take the disease seriously.

• In the Slot, Ken Campbell gives his views on some recent hockey news, including former NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly’s new role in college hockey.

• The Opinion Page explains why the new ownership team in Florida may finally lift the clouds in Sunrise and work towards bringing the Panthers back from obscurity.

• Inside the NHL showcases Rich Peverley, who was a free waiver-wire pickup by the Thrashers a year ago, but is now paying dividends by being one of the team’s offensive catalyst. Also, the Goals and Dreams program spearheaded by the NHLPA to help underprivileged children play the game is a worthwhile cause.

• Plus/Minus has the best and worst around the league.

• In Crowd Shots, we present the best Letters to the Editors, Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam and we spend two minutes in the box with Tampa Bay’s James Wright.

• The Olympic Tracker follows the latest on the Finnish goalie factory and why Miikka Kiprusoff’s comments might keep him off a team full of ‘tenders.

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

• NHL Team Reports look towards the Olympics in February and explore which players are in contention to represent their country at the world tournament.

• The International Report follows Sweden’s Mattias Weinhandl, who is taking the Kontinental League by storm, and why he is the first Swede to make such an impact in that country since Sven ‘Tumba’ Johansson. Our Eye on Europe turns to the Champions League and how Russian hockey kingpin Alexander Medvedev a wrench into its operation.

• In Prospects Unlimited, Raymond Sawada of the Texas Stars is sticking to the basics to get to the next level before worrying about incorporating a stylish flavor into his game. Also, the Lowell Devils’ Matt Taormina, an undrafted graduate of Providence College, was signed to an American League-ECHL deal by New Jersey prior to this season, but if his early-season play is any indication, he’s a future NHLer. We also notify Cal O’Reilly to expect the call from the Nashville Predators.

• Inside the Numbers is up, down and all around as we pinpoint which players’ point totals are fluctuating the right way and which are headed the opposite direction.

• Jason Kay writes about an international dream team that could easily be concocted by taking the best players whose nations aren’t being represented at the Olympic tournament.

• Last Minute of Play features Charlie Teljeur’s hockeysockpuppettheatre cartoon, Larry Humber’s hockey crossword puzzle and Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound showcases the very first Montreal Canadiens jersey, which didn’t have red anywhere.

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This Week in THN: Dec. 14

This Week in THN: Dec. 14

by - 2009-12-04 13:18:00

It's time to crown a new King in L.A.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Dec. 14 issue of The Hockey News:   • In the glare of Hollywood lights, Anze ‘The Giant’ Kopitar is flourishing in his fourth NHL season, racing for the top of the scoring race and taking his place as the face of an emerging young Kings team.


This Week in THN: Nov. 30

This Week in THN: Nov. 30

by - 2009-11-20 14:18:00

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Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Nov. 30 issue of The Hockey News:   • We grind it out along the boards and examine why hitting is leading to so many more injuries in today’s game.


This Week in THN: Nov. 23

This Week in THN: Nov. 23

by - 2009-11-13 00:21:00

Youth is served in THN's annual Rookie Issue.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Nov. 23 issue of The Hockey News: We’re giving special attention to those NHL players who are making an instant-impact in the NHL with our 2009-10 Rookie Report.


This Week in THN: Nov. 16

This Week in THN: Nov. 16

by - 2009-11-06 01:02:00

We pay homage to the men who patrol the blueline in our Defenseman Issue.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Nov. 16 issue of The Hockey News:   • We fire one from the point with The Defensemen Issue.


This Week in THN: Nov. 2

This Week in THN: Nov. 2

by - 2009-10-23 09:00:00

We follow up the Bucks and Pucks issue with one devoid of all reference to money.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Nov. 2 issue of The Hockey News:    • Tired of hockey’s recent financial focus? We were, too – so we’re re pleased to present our first No Money Issue.


This Week in THN: Oct. 26

This Week in THN: Oct. 26

by - 2009-10-16 09:02:00

Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Oct. 26 issue of The Hockey News: • It’s the 2009 edition of Bucks and Pucks, giving you the low down on all player salaries in the NHL.


This Week in THN: Oct. 12

This Week in THN: Oct. 12

by - 2009-10-02 10:36:00

Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Oct. 12 issue of The Hockey News: • In our cover story, Adam Proteau gets it straight from the Shark’s mouth talking to Dany Heatley and San Jose GM Doug Wilson about their new sniper and the teams chances at a Stanley Cup • In Overtime, Eric Duhatschek ‘s eyes head to Hollywood where Drew Doughty has a leading role in Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi’s script • Ryan Dixon beams in The Opinion Page with his take on Brian Burke’s trade for Phil Kessel • Editor in chief Jason Kay proposes his solution to the NHL’s ties that bind – no-trade and no-movement clauses • In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau chimes in with his opinion on what Wayne Gretzky should do after his recent exit from behind the bench • Ken Campbell’s In the Slot cuts straight down the middle looking at the strength of the Central Division • Inside the NHL explains the delay in implementing new standards for goalie pads, looks at the melodramatic sitcom that is (the lack of) TV coverage in the U.


This Week in THN: Sept. 28

This Week in THN: Sept. 28

by - 2009-09-18 10:52:00

In the Sept. 28 issue of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • It’s our NHL Season Preview issue.


This Week in THN: Sept. 14

This Week in THN: Sept. 14

by - 2009-09-04 11:57:00

Ray Emery has something to prove, but is he the right goalie for this Cup contender?
In the Sept. 14 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • In our cover story, Ken Campbell dissects the impact of Ray Emery in the city of brotherly love.


This Week in THN: Sept. 7

This Week in THN: Sept. 7

by - 2009-08-31 13:34:00

Why you should be getting excited for your team in 2009-10.
In the Sept. 7 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • In our cover story, Adam Proteau writes why each team has a reason to be excited for the 2009-10 NHL season.


This Week in THN: Aug. 3

This Week in THN: Aug. 3

by - 2009-07-24 01:51:00

Are the Montreal Canadiens on their way back to the top after a busy off-season?
In the August 3 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! •    In our cover story, Ken Campbell recaps the Montreal Canadiens’ off-season and their attempt to recapture glory.


This Week in THN: July 6

This Week in THN: July 6

by - 2009-06-26 12:36:00

Sid picks up Stanley for the first, but likely not last, time.
In the July 6 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! •    In our cover story, we look at the 2009 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and why they will continue to dominate the NHL for years to come.

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