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This Week in THN: Feb. 9

The Don resides on this week's cover of THN.

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The Don resides on this week's cover of THN.

In the Feb. 9 edition of The Hockey News:

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• A Brief History of Donald S. Cherry: In celebration of Don’s 75th birthday, THN features an in-depth interview with the Canadian hockey icon where he discusses the roots of his no-guff approach to the game, his years coaching the Bruins, and the unexpected success of Coach’s Corner.

• Senior writer Ken Campbell defends the controversial decision by the Boston Bruins to trade superstar Joe Thornton and details how it was the key to their current success.

• In Overtime, back page columnist Eric Duhatschek profiles Coyotes captain Shane Doan and looks at how the veteran’s passion for the game continues to inspire his young team.

• Columnist Adam Proteau writes about his experience at the final Toronto game held at the famed Maple Leaf Gardens 10 years ago. 



• Editor in Chief Jason Kay discusses the sometimes unpopular – but always interesting – role Don Cherry fills in the hockey world.

• Inside the NHL looks at the NHLPA’s decision to stick with the current CBA and examines the players who are diffusing the myth of the sophomore jinx. We count down the five goaltenders who need to raise their game in Starting From Five and Craig Anderson tells us how he spent his first pro paycheck.

• In our Opinion Page, Jay Greenberg looks at Philadelphia’s big three at the center position.

• THN’s 31st Annual Summer Hockey School Guide gives the most comprehensive listing of schools across North America.

• Beyond the Spotlight profiles goalie Kerel St-Laurent of the Saint John Sea Dogs, who plays in tribute to a local hero he never met.

• NHL Team Reports examine the dynamic duos that fuel their clubs’ success, from the goaltending dominance of Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez in Boston, to Toronto’s management tandem of Brian Burke and Ron Wilson.

• Prospects Unlimited profiles Spencer Machacek of the Chicago Wolves, Trevor Lewis of the Manchester Monarchs, Jared Cowen of the Spokane Chiefs, and Louie Caporusso at the University of Michigan. We also expect Jakub Kindl to get the call from the Detroit Red Wings and rank the top snipers in the American League.

• The International Report looks at the financial state of the Kontinental League and Eye on Europe examines the all-time scoring race in the Swedish Elite League.

• In Crowd Shots, the best letters to the editor are featured, Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam and Brandon Sutter of the Carolina Hurricanes 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 at the best and worst All-Star Game sweaters.

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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.


This Week in THN: Nov. 24

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.


This Week in THN: Nov. 3

This Week in THN: Nov. 3

by - 2008-10-24 10:55:00

Our annual Bucks and Pucks issue examining the financial state of the game.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Nov. 3 issue of The Hockey News: • It’s our annual Bucks and Pucks issue with the salary of every NHL player and a cover story examining the league-wide impact of the spiraling Canadian dollar.


This Week in THN: Oct. 28

This Week in THN: Oct. 28

by - 2008-10-17 10:51:00

Just your everyday regular best goalie in NHL history, Martin Brodeur.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Oct. 28 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story profiles Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils and talks about the how the goaltender is still as friendly and down-to-earth as ever while being on the verge of breaking nearly every significant NHL goalie record.


This Week in THN: Oct. 21

This Week in THN: Oct. 21

by - 2008-10-10 12:10:00

The high-flying Washington Capitals are taking the world by storm.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Oct. 21 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story examines the rise of the Washington Capitals and how the team is intent on contending for the Cup while playing the NHL’s most exciting brand of hockey.

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