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This Week in THN: Jan. 12

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In the Jan. 12 edition of The Hockey News:

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• THN’s annual franchise rankings order teams based on nine categories to determine which franchise is the best in the NHL.

• Senior writer Ken Campbell writes how a tragedy in a senior hockey league should serve as a wakeup call to get rid of fighting once and for all.

• In Overtime, back-page columnist Eric Duhatschek becomes the Answerman and talks about what’s on tap for the NHL in 2009.

• Editor in chief Jason Kay writes about our THN.com Insider Bloggers and gives examples from some of the best so far.

• Inside the NHL takes a look at Buffalo veteran defenseman Teppo Numminen, who returned to the ice this season after spending last Christmas recovering from open-heart surgery, and Steve Mason, who talks about his first NHL game in Fresh Legs.

• In ‘Best from the Net’ Erika Vanderveer, a designer with THN, writes about facing Olympic-caliber shooters one-on-one in a shootout with her Women’s League team, the Burlington Barracudas.

• Some of the NHL’s best snipers are also some of the league’s brightest young stars.

• NHL Team Reports look back on 2008 and then look forward to what 2009 could hold for each NHL team.

• Prospects Unlimited profiles Mike Santorelli of the Milwaukee Admirals, Zenon Konopka of the Norfolk Admirals, Andrej Nestrasil of the Victoriaville Tigres and Colin Wilson of Boston University. We also expect Niklas Hjalmarsson to get the call from the Blackhawks and note the freshman leaders in both American League conferences.

• In Crowd Shots, the best letters to the editor are featured, Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam and Mark Streit answers your questions in Fan Shootout.

• In our International Report, we examine goalie John Grahame’s release from his Kontinental League team, Avangard Omsk, for violating team rules. We also keep an eye on Europe and the Champions League.

• We profile towering Swedish defenseman Victor Hedman who is an NHL GM’s dream with his superior skills and impressive size.

• Columnist Adam Proteau writes that the show following around Mats Sundin prior to his signing in Vancouver is too much, considering he is a declining asset.

• Our 2009 hockey products preview is released, which features new skate lines.

• Starting From 5 counts down the top veterans aged 35 and older who are having tremendous offensive seasons.

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

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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.


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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

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

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This Week in THN: Dec. 1

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


This Week in THN: Sept. 30

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by - 2008-09-19 11:25:06

Our Season Preview issue examines the upcoming year in the NHL.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Sept. 30 issue of The Hockey News: • It’s our 2008-09 Season Preview issue with predictions, previews and analysis on this year’s NHL campaign.


This Week in THN: Sept. 16

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by - 2008-09-05 11:26:11

The Lightning are back in a flash thanks to the bold moves of their new owners.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the September 16 issue of The Hockey News: • Our cover story details the recharging of the Tampa Bay Lightning over the summer with new ownership, new management and a slew of new on-ice faces.

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