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This Week: April 8

Alexei Kovalev would be a wise pickup in your playoff pool.

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Alexei Kovalev would be a wise pickup in your playoff pool.

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In the April 8 issue of The Hockey News:

• It’s playoff time. We preview all the teams involved and bring you our Stanley Cup odds and predictions.

• In his In The Slot column, senior writer Ken Campbell goes myth-busting on the realities of the playoffs.

• Inside the NHL: Officials, like players, must earn their way through the playoffs.

• In his Editor’s Notebook, Jason Kay writes, instead of adding more games to the regular season, the league should instead add more games, and teams, to the playoffs.

• In the Playoff Preview, we profile Brad Richards and Brian Rafalski, two recent additions trying to return their new teams to old heights.

• In our Ask The Experts feature, we tell you who gets the win if a goalie is pulled due to injury, and who assigns roommates on the road.

• In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau examines four teams that are feeling the pressure to succeed in the playoffs more than others.

• We give you our official prediction of who will win the 2008 Stanley Cup.

• In Overtime, senior writer Mike Brophy discusses playoff warriors and the walking wounded.

• Our Playoff Team Previews breakdown each squad and reveal how they’ll beat you, where they might falter and who you should pick for your playoff pool. We also profile the non-playoff teams and where they went wrong along the way.

• Your letters to the editor deal with teams tanking late in the season, the NHL protecting its stars, big congrats to Andrew Cogliano and a positive experience with an NHL referee.

• Our Plus/Minus looks at the best and worst of the hockey world.

• In Snapshots, who will go first overall in your playoff pool? Luke Richardson is the new Dave Andreychuk, and Conn Smythe winners who lost.

• Inside The Numbers has unique NHL stats.

• Fan Shootout with Kyle Wellwood.

• Starting From 10 counts down the players who raise the level of their game come playoff time.

• In Prospects Unlimited, we cover players and teams from the AHL, NCAA and CHL; give you the inside scoop on minor pro leagues across North America; and profile Cody Franson, Geoff Platt, Brandon Sutter and Richard Bachman.

All this and more can be found in THN's latest issue. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today!

Previous Days

This Week: April 8

This Week: April 8

by - 2008-03-28 10:56:28

Alexei Kovalev and the Canadiens have surprised everyone with their season-long surge.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the April 8 issue of The Hockey News: • It’s playoff time.


This Week: April 1

This Week: April 1

by - 2008-03-20 09:40:40

Despite a fall from grace in mid-season, it'd be foolish to write off Daniel Alfredsson and the Senators come playoff time.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the April 1 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story discusses Ottawa’s up-then-down season and why they shouldn’t be counted out come playoff time.


This Week: March 25

This Week: March 25

by - 2008-03-14 10:53:46

Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull grace the cover of THN. Who would have thought these two would be playing the roles they currently occupy?
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the March 25 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story reveals Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull, version 2.


This Week: March 11

This Week: March 11

by - 2008-02-29 11:05:17

It's a close race for the Calder Trophy this year, with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Peter Mueller, Nicklas Backstrom and Tobias Enstrom battling it out.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Mar. 11 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story talks about the race for the Calder Trophy between Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Nicklas Backstrom, Peter Mueller and Tobias Enstrom.


This Week: March 4

This Week: March 4

by - 2008-02-22 10:32:25

The 2008 goalie issue features Rick DiPietro and his maturation into an elite tender, and ranks the NHL's best netminders.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! From now until the trade deadline (Feb. 26) The Hockey News is having a subscription sale.


This Week: February 26

This Week: February 26

by - 2008-02-15 11:16:38

Ovie and Kovy - the greatest show on ice - features two of the most dynamic players in the NHL today.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! From now until the trade deadline (Feb. 26) The Hockey News is having a subscription sale.


This Week: February 12

This Week: February 12

by - 2008-02-01 10:45:42

The trade deadline issue has Sundin to Vancouver, Hossa back to Ottawa and Campbell to the Sharks.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Feb. 12 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story asks: Deal Or No Deal? And we make the deadline calls.


This Week: February 5

This Week: February 5

by - 2008-01-25 11:17:36

The Ducks are mighty once again.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Feb. 5 issue of The Hockey News: • Three of the best defensemen in the league grace our cover this week, and they all belong to the Anaheim Ducks.


This Week: January 29

This Week: January 29

by - 2008-01-18 12:25:22

The next two top draft prospects, Steven Stamkos and John Tavares.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Jan. 29 issue of The Hockey News: - In the cover story, we have two words for the Los Angeles Kings: Stay Bad! - The AHL All-Star Classic Preview.


This Week: January 22

This Week: January 22

by - 2008-01-10 11:19:05

The Hockey News's first half MVP, Jarome Iginla.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Jan. 22 issue of The Hockey News: • In the cover story, Jarome Iginla gets THN’s vote for MVP at the halfway point of the season.


This Week: January 8

This Week: January 8

by - 2008-01-02 11:43:47

Our annual People of Power and Influence issue.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Jan. 8 issue of The Hockey News: • Our ninth annual People of Power and Influence issue ranks the 100 most powerful people in hockey and highlights a new No.


This Week: December 25

This Week: December 25

by - 2007-12-14 09:39:39

We explore if Mats Sundin will be traded or remain a Leaf forever.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Dec. 25 issue of The Hockey News: In our cover story, we focus on Mats Sundin and wonder when and where the big Leaf center’s career will end.

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