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This Week in THN: Dec. 15

Tim Thomas has seen a lot of destinations during his pro-hockey career, but has finally found a home in Boston.

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Tim Thomas has seen a lot of destinations during his pro-hockey career, but has finally found a home in Boston.

In the Dec. 15 issue of The Hockey News:

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• Our cover story profiles the Bruins’ Tim Thomas, who has finally established himself as a No. 1 goalie after playing on nine professional teams in five leagues.

• THN explains why this year’s Sharks are different from previous teams who couldn’t carry their regular-season success into the playoffs.

• In his In The Slot column, senior writer Ken Campbell says the key to success for new Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke will be in making astute draft selections, something his predecessors in Toronto failed miserably at.

• In Overtime, back-page columnist Eric Duhatschek examines the predicament Red Wings GM Ken Holland finds himself in with his trio of stars, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen and Marian Hossa, who are all set to become unrestricted free agents at season’s end.

• The Opinion Page says St. Louis is set to return to the success of their past thanks to their new management team, led by John Davidson.

• Adam Proteau profiles Montreal’s rising young star off the ice, director of player recruitment and development Tim Timmins.
 
• Editor-in-chief Jason Kay discusses the difficulty teams have in projecting NHL caliber goalies like the Bruins’ Thomas.

• In Beyond the Spotlight, we reminisce about one of hockey’s great old barns - Windsor Arena, home of the OHL’s Spitfires, which played host to its final game on Dec. 4.

• Inside the NHL examines how teams like the Penguins have contributed to an increase in third period comebacks this season. The section also takes a look at the NHL coaches who have made their debuts this season, discusses how the league is ‘going green’ and remembers the youngest NHLer ever, Armand ‘Bep’ Guidolin, who made his debut at the age of 16 and passed away recently.

• With head shots again rearing their ugly head, the THN Player Poll asks NHLers if the league should automatically penalize any hit to the head?

• Snapshots highlights stories making headlines in hockey.

• NHL Team Reports gives a breakdown of each club at the quarter-point of the season.

• In our International Report, we examine how teams in the Kontinental League stack up with other European squads.

• Prospects Unlimited profiles Panthers prospect Shawn Matthias as well as Sabres prospect Tim Kennedy, who is leading all AHL rookies in scoring. We also take a look at Matt Duchene of the Brampton Battalion, ranked No. 4 by the ISS for the 2009 NHL draft, and another Sabres prospect who is making a name for himself in the college ranks, Matt Generous of the St. Lawrence Saints.

• Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam.

• Starting From 5 counts down the top players 5-foot-8 and under.

• NHL depth charts – with first PP unit – for all 30 clubs.

• In Fresh Legs, Atlanta’s rookie defenseman Nathan Oystrick talks about his first NHL game.

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

• Readers get their say in Letters to the Editor.

• Brad Boyes responds to readers’ questions in Fan Shootout.

• Inside the Numbers takes a look at player and team stats after 20 games.

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Previous Days

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

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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.


This Week: Sept. 2

This Week: Sept. 2

by - 2008-08-22 10:11:03

How much does it cost to produce an NHL player?
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the Sept. 2 issue of The Hockey News: • The cover story breaks down the costs of raising an NHL player with the story of 2007-08 Calder Trophy winner Patrick Kane and the sacrifices his parents made to make his big-league dream a reality.


This Week: July 29

This Week: July 29

by - 2008-07-18 09:39:38

Steven Stamkos leads the new wave of youngsters poised to take charge of the NHL.
Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today! In the July 29 issue of The Hockey News: •    In our cover story, we look at the new wave of young guys entering the NHL – how they’re better, more prepared and savvier than ever before – and give you the lowdown on the first-round picks of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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