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This Week in THN: March 16

Mike Green has become an monster in Washington.

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Mike Green has become an monster in Washington.

In the March 16 edition of The Hockey News:

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• Our Cover Story profiles The Green Monster himself, defenseman Mike Green of the Washington Capitals, whose daredevil offense has him in the running to be the first rearguard to hit the 50-goal mark. Green’s risky play might give some other coaches ulcers, but Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau has no problem letting this blueline sniper join the rush.

• Senior writer Ken Campbell examines the up and down career of Rangers GM Glen Sather as an example of how flawed the Hockey Hall of Fame selection process truly is.

• In Overtime, back page columnist Eric Duhatschek explains how, despite last year’s late season spark, the Edmonton Oilers are going nowhere above the middle of the pack as they still lack a true superstar player.

• Columnist Adam Proteau looks at the Montreal Canadiens and how their excess of cap space after this season may lead them into the same roster problems that now plague the New York Rangers.

• Editor in chief Jason Kay discusses how Mike Green’s offensive style has yet to catch on across the league and why the bad blood between Crosby and Ovechkin is good for the rest of us.

• A look at Columbus goalie Steve Mason’s journey from the dregs of Junior C level hockey to the Vezina Trophy race in his rookie NHL season. Despite setbacks throughout his career, this shutout machine has established himself as a true No. 1 and finally put the Blue Jackets into the playoff race.

• Inside the NHL looks at the risk of signing injury-prone talent like Tim Connolly and Marian Gaborik; examines the problems among smaller hockey nations trying to qualify for the Olympics; and profiles three NCAA players who look to cash in on free agency this summer.

• We count down the top five most memorable games for Ottawa star Dany Heatley in Starting From 5; and, in Fresh Legs, Blues center Patrick Berglund talks about his first NHL game.

• In our Opinion Page, David J. Neal discusses the need for a major American network to take a chance on a Saturday night NHL broadcast.

• In Beyond the Spotlight, referee Jeff Smith tells the miraculous story of how a quirk of fate kept him and his family off the fatal flight that crashed near Buffalo on Feb. 12.

• Our 2009 Memorabilia and Collectibles feature tracks which players and teams drive the marketplace.

• NHL Team Reports looks at the weirdest, wildest and wackiest stories from around the league this season, from the Chicago goal that made one fan a millionaire, to the Edmonton injury that made a radio engineer pass out.

• Prospects Unlimited profiles Tim Stapleton of the Toronto Marlies, Danny Syvret of the Philadelphia Phantoms, Dmitri Kulikov of the Drummondville Voltigeurs and David McIntyre of the Colgate Raiders. Sean Avery gets the call from the New York Rangers and we rank the top goalie save percentages in the American League.

• The International Report examines the cautious measures the KHL is taking to prevent another Alexei Cherepanov tragedy and the upcoming Swiss League playoffs.

• In Crowd Shots, the best letters to the editor are featured, Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam and Andrew Peters of the Buffalo Sabres serves 2 Minutes in the Box.

• The best and worst of hockey in Plus/Minus.

• Depth charts, including first power play unit and next in line for each of the 30 NHL franchises.

• Last Minute of Play features Charlie Teljeur’s hockeysockpuppettheatre cartoon, Larry Humber’s hockey crossword puzzle and Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound, where he looks the latest and best jersey of the Niagara IceDogs.

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This Week in THN: March 16

This Week in THN: March 16

by - 2009-03-06 11:18:00

In the March 16 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • Our Cover Story profiles The Green Monster himself, defenseman Mike Green of the Washington Capitals, whose daredevil offense has him in the running to be the first rearguard to hit the 50-goal mark.


This Week in THN: March 2

This Week in THN: March 2

by - 2009-02-20 12:17:00

Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the March 2 edition of The Hockey News: • It’s our annual goalie issue: From Niklas Backstrom’s meteoric rise through the ranks in Minnesota to the risks and rewards of drafting a goalie in the first round, THN examines the best puck-stoppers in the game today.


This Week in THN: Feb. 23

This Week in THN: Feb. 23

by - 2009-02-13 10:22:00

Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Feb. 23 edition of The Hockey News: • It’s our annual Trade Deadline Preview issue: From Vincent Lecavalier going to Montreal to Ottawa’s big payout for Jay Bouwmeester, THN looks at some possible trades that will bolster teams headed into the playoffs and help those left behind to beef up for next season.


This Week in THN: Feb. 9

This Week in THN: Feb. 9

by - 2009-01-30 10:45:00

We celebrate Donald S. Cherry's 75th birthday by sitting down with the Coach's Corner guru.
In the Feb. 9 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • A Brief History of Donald S.


This Week in THN: Feb. 2

This Week in THN: Feb. 2

by - 2009-01-23 11:21:00

We take a look at the best of the best in 19 categories this season.
In the Feb. 2 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • The Best of Everything in Hockey: THN ranks the top scorers, stoppers, smashers and other criminally great players in 19 different categories.


This Week in THN: Jan. 26

This Week in THN: Jan. 26

by - 2009-01-16 11:24:00

The great fight debate is tackled from different angles as the hockey world comes to terms with a tragic death.
In the Jan. 26 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • In the wake of Don Sanderson’s death, THN examines the role fighting plays in hockey today and allows voices from all sides of the debate to weigh in, from former GM Jay Feaster to NHLer tough guy Todd Fedoruk to TSN  analyst Pierre McGuire.


This Week in THN: Jan. 12

This Week in THN: Jan. 12

by - 2009-01-05 14:32:00

Our annual Franchise Rankings list 1-30 each NHL teams based on nine categories.
In the Jan. 12 edition of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • THN’s annual franchise rankings order teams based on nine categories to determine which franchise is the best in the NHL.


This Week in THN: Dec. 29

This Week in THN: Dec. 29

by - 2008-12-19 15:00:00

This week it's the 10th annual edition of our People of Power and Influence ranking.
In the Dec. 29 issue of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • THN ranks the top movers and shakers in hockey in our 10th annual 100 People of Power and Influence section.


This Week in THN: Dec. 15

This Week in THN: Dec. 15

by - 2008-12-05 02:47:00

From the fringe to NHL stardom, the Bruins' Tim Thomas has seen it all.
In the Dec. 15 issue of The Hockey News: Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! • Our cover story profiles the Bruins’ Tim Thomas, who has finally established himself as a No.


This Week in THN: Dec. 1

This Week in THN: Dec. 1

by - 2008-11-21 10:00:00

It's a Blackhawks revival in the Windy City thanks to some big changes on and off the ice.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Dec. 1 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story looks at the rebirth of the Chicago Blackhawks and talks about how the team is taking the Windy City by storm.


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This Week in THN: Nov. 24

by - 2008-11-14 00:10:00

Who are the top contenders for this season's Calder Trophy for rookie of the year?
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Nov. 24 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story profiles Toronto’s new polite-but-punishing defenseman Luke Schenn and examines nine other rookies who will be vying for the Calder Trophy.


This Week in THN: Nov. 17

This Week in THN: Nov. 17

by - 2008-11-07 09:40:00

A look at the wonderful career of Burnaby Joe and 19 things you may not know about the Avs captain.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Nov. 17 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story gives you 19 things you should know about the Avalanche’s incomparable captain and future Hall of Famer Joe Sakic.

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