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This Week in THN: Nov. 16

Chris Pronger, the NHL's nastiest defenseman.

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Chris Pronger, the NHL's nastiest defenseman.

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In the Nov. 16 issue of The Hockey News:  

• We fire one from the point with The Defensemen Issue. Our inaugural salute to the men who man the blueline is blue-chip. Our cover story pairs up Ken Campbell and Adam Proteau with their tag team take on Best of the Blueline in over 10 categories.   

• In Overtime, Eric Duhatschek ventures into the Chicago Wolves’ den and talks with ‘newcomer’ Chris Chelios, who isn’t quite yet extinct.

• Adam Proteau puts Los Angeles Kings rearguard Davis Drewiske front and center in Proteau Type.

• In the Slot, Ken Campbell pinpoints five keys for successfully revamping the NHLPA.

• Inside the NHL, legendary blueliner and 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Brian Leetch points out his favorites among those currently doing his old job. The hockey community isn’t immune to the H1N1 so teams in different leagues share their strategies for minimizing risk.  Niklas Kronwall recalls his NHL debut in My First Time and Top 5 counts down the most prolific point producers among defensemen.

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

• In Crowd Shots, we present the best Letters to the Editor, Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam and Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman flashes back to his first NHL game in Fresh Legs.

 • Olympic Tracker figures if Team USA wants to come in from 30 years of no-gold cold, their biggest strength is a young defense corps.

• NHL Depth Charts – every player, every team, including injuries, spares and next in line

• NHL Team Reports pick out the Top 3 ‘D’ in each team’s history.

• The International Report checks out how a veteran roster has boosted SKA St. Petersburg to first place in the Kontinental League’s Western Conference. Eye on Europe glances at HIFK Helsinki center and possible top 10 pick in the 2011 draft Mikael Granlund.

• In Prospects Unlimited, Ryan Keller of the Binghamton Senators and Colton Gillies from the Houston Aeros trace their different paths to a shot in the NHL. Miami Redhawk prospect Carter Camper follows family tradition and Travis Harmonic of the Moose Jaw Warriors keeps his father’s memory close at hand.

• Inside the Numbers weighs in on whether modern ‘D’ are bigger and crunches the digits on blueline goals and shots.

• Hardcore Hockey brings you the Best of the Rest.

• Jason Kay unchains his heart to sing the praises of defensemen.

• Last Minute of Play features Charlie Teljeur’s hockeysockpuppettheatre cartoon, Larry Humber’s hockey crossword puzzle and Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound calls the Allen Americans an instant classic.

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Previous Days

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.


This Week in THN: June 8

This Week in THN: June 8

by - 2009-05-29 11:30:00

The best of time, the worst of times - just which way is the NHL headed?
In the June 8 issue 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 best and worst of 2008-09.


This Week in THN: May 25

This Week in THN: May 25

by - 2009-05-14 11:19:00

In the May 25 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 annual free agent issue.


This Week in THN: May 11

This Week in THN: May 11

by - 2009-05-01 09:00:00

In the May 11 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 annual awards issue as we handout the “hardware” to the NHL’s top players.

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