In the January 28, 2013 issue of The Hockey News…
The NHL’s back and THN previews the short-but-sweet season with a double issue for the regular price.
• Team-by-team breakdowns with outlooks, and analysis of every club’s offense, defense, goaltending and rookies, the impact of the lockout, who’s on the hot seat, fantasy projections and depth charts.
• Features on Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and Justin Schultz – they’ve all performed in the past, but could they be even better?
• Looking back at the last shortened NHL season, 1994-95, and how it may compare this time around
• The lockout may have dampened spirits in some markets, but not in Winnipeg, where the Jets are still the biggest ticket in town
• The skinny on the new collective bargaining agreement and how it’s changed from the last deal between the NHL and NHLPA
• Our predictions for the year – who’ll rule each conference and what team will end up on top when all is said and done?
• In Overtime, Ken Campbell lays out the many reasons why fans should get stoked for a shorter NHL season.
• In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau looks at the firing of Brian Burke and the Roberto Luongo and Jarome Iginla situations
• The final word on the World Junior Championship with Ryan Kennedy reporting from Ufa, Russia: how the Americans did it and why their development system has them poised to compete for gold at all levels for years to come. Also, profiles on Jake McCabe and Robert Hagg and a why players from Russia and Europe, who come to North America at a young age, should be applauded for what they must overcome.
• How the NHL lockout impacted the American League and Cory Conacher and Marty St. Pierre’s battle to reach the big time.
• How the Kontinental League has become a minefield for coaches, with 12 who’ve landed on the chopping block
• Prospect reports on Brady Skjei, Nick Cousins, J.T. Miller and Taylor Fedun.
• And much, much more.