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This Week in THN: May 11

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In the May 11 issue of The Hockey News:

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• It's our annual awards issue as we handout the “hardware” to the NHL’s top players. Senior writer Ken Campbell breaks down all the recipients.

• With the NHL Awards just more than a month away, Adam Proteau takes a look at the three Russian Hart Trophy candidates.

• Inside the NHL looks at players who are trying to leave their final mark before rosters for the 2010 Olympics are made.

• In Overtime, Eric Duhatschek writes about the best players in the NHL who take to the ice after 10 p.m. EST.

• Editor in Chief Jason Kay explains how players nominated for awards receive their accolades thanks to timely performances.

• In Proteau Type, columnist Adam Proteau reflects on his trip to Columbus, where he dressed up in a Civil War uniform to make good on a bet.

• Senior writer Ken Campbell takes a closer look at Alex Burrows’ rise to the NHL and how his progression was benefited by the salary cap.

• Sam McCaig calls out the players who underperformed this year with his “Anti Awards” on the Opinion Page.

• Our NHL team reports break down each team’s comeback and go-away players this season.

• Prospects unlimited looks at Patric Hornqvist, a Nashville Predators prospect who was picked last overall in the 2005 draft. It also looks at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ most improved player, Mark Letestu and Ryan O’Reilly of the Ontario League’s Erie Otters.

• Our International Report examines AK Bars Kazan, Kontinental League champions and winners of the 2009 Gagarin Cup.

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

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

• NHL Depth Charts for playoff teams, including first power play unit.

• 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 Orangeville Crushers.

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