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This Week in THN: Feb. 2

Alex Ovechkin tops the list of the Best of Everything in Hockey for 2008-09.

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Alex Ovechkin tops the list of the Best of Everything in Hockey for 2008-09.

In the Feb. 2 edition of The Hockey News:

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• The Best of Everything in Hockey: THN ranks the top scorers, stoppers, smashers and other criminally great players in 19 different categories. The guilty parties include thief Tim Thomas who robs his opponents nightly and arsonist Alex Ovechkin who continues to set the league on fire.

• Senior writer Ken Campbell takes a hard look at Wayne Gretzky’s trade from Edmonton to Los Angeles and how it ultimately hurt the NHL.

• In Overtime, back-page columnist Eric Duhatschek discusses how veteran defenseman Rob Blake’s move to San Jose has rejuvenated his play and taken the team one step closer to the Stanley Cup.

• Columnist Adam Proteau writes about how the loyal fan base in Minnesota deserves a better product on the ice and a better shot at a Cup win.

• Editor in Chief Jason Kay discusses the changing of the guard in terms of who the best are in the NHL.

• Inside the NHL looks at playoff-legend Claude Lemieux’s tough road back to the big league, examines how some teams are getting something for nothing down the stretch, and reveals how a nine-year-old girl earned a starting goaltender role in the NHL.

• Our THN Player Poll asks 90 NHLers who they think has stood out in the first half of the season.

• THN’s correspondent in Los Angeles, Rich Hammond, looks at how the Kings are growing into a contender, not with hot-shot offense, but through a steady, defensive conscience.

• Beyond the Spotlight profiles Don Parsons, minor-league hockey’s all-time goal-scoring king.

• NHL Team Reports examine the best story so far this season for each of the 30 franchises, from Chicago’s fan revival to the long-awaited breakout of Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan.

• Prospects Unlimited profiles new London Knight John Tavares, Corey Crawford of the Rockford IceHogs, Chris Minard of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and Riley Nash from Cornell University. We also expect Alexander Sulzer to get the call from the Nashville Predators and rank the top game-winning goalies in the American League.

• The International Report looks at Aleksey Morozov’s popularity and financial success in the Kontinental League, and Eye on Europe examines the best European goalie you haven’t heard of (yet).

• In Crowd Shots, the best letters to the editor are featured, Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam and Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks 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 a hockeysockpuppettheatre cartoon, Larry Humber’s hockey crossword puzzle and Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound, this week featuring an International League classic from another motor city.

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Previous Days

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.


This Week in THN: Oct. 14

This Week in THN: Oct. 14

by - 2008-10-03 10:17:10

The Edmonton Oilers are back with a young core who could take them places this season.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Oct. 14 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story examines the transformation of the Edmonton Oilers into a big spender and a favorite to win the Northwest Division this year.

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