The Hockey News

The Hockey News Mar. 9, 2020 - Superstar Issue

The Hockey News is an iconic, authoritative and trusted voice of hockey. It was founded in 1947 and grew to become known as The Bible of Hockey. Once a tabloid newspaper, it has evolved into a multi-platform brand that goes deeper and broader than anyone in the industry. The Hockey News publishes regular editions plus its special editions that include the Yearbook, Ultimate Pool Guide and Money and Power.

Mehr lesen
Roustan Media Ltd.
5,09 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
21,83 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
16 Ausgaben

in dieser ausgabe

1 Min
time out

Name GAME Use the picture clues to uncover the name of a prominent hockey personality. Separated AT BIRTH Hockey doppelgangers: can you tell these two familiar faces apart? DOLPH LUNDGREN In Rocky IV, caused Apollo Creed’s sudden death. Born in Sweden. Starred in The Expendables. Rival of Michael B. Jordan in Creed II. RASMUS RISTOLAINEN At 2014 world juniors, scored in sudden death to beat Sweden. Some trade rumors say he’s expendable. Faced Michal Jordan three times. PUCK PUZZLE Can your hockey brain bring its A-game? The challenge is on! The Calder Trophy goes to the NHL’s top rookie. Seven recent winners are listed here. Once you’ve figured out who they are, the name of the oldest Calder winner – he was 31 – will appear in the red boxes. NAME GAME SOLUTION: LEON DRAISAITL PUCK PUZZLE SOLUTION: MYERS, BARZAL, MALKIN,…

2 Min
looking for a win-win scenario?

Dear readers, The Hockey News subscriber renewal rates are among the very best in the publishing industry, a trend that has been consistent for the past 73 years. In addition, newsstand sales of The Hockey News, whether at international airports or at big-box retailers such as Indigo, Chapters, Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart and Costco, are among the top tier of all magazines. One of the reasons that readers are so loyal is because the content the editorial team produces has consistently been the very best available to the serious hockey aficionado. Another reason is, as my grandfather once told me, hockey people are simply the best people in the world – and he never lied. As you depend on the deep-dive insight that The Hockey News provides, we depend on you to help…

13 Min
can’t hate nate

IF SPEED IS WHAT separates Nathan MacKinnon from his NHL peers, it did not on this night. But it’s not just about the speed in the fastest-skater event at the All-Star Game skills competition, it’s about the turns, and perhaps MacKinnon took the corners a little too wide. And hey, who knew Mathew Barzal was that fast? Whatever. MacKinnon finished fifth behind Barzal, Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Chris Kreider. But give these guys a puck and have them try to beat a defenseman wide, and we’ll see where they finish. Anyway, a guy from the Colorado Avalanche website was trying his best to generate some content from an otherwise forgettable evening when he pressed MacKinnon about why he went clockwise and whether or not he moved his feet enough through…

4 Min
windy city wonders

THE CHICAGO STEEL ARE the class of the USHL. That’s not a new development. The Steel have made two trips to the Clark Cup final – winning once – in three years and are a favorite to get back to the championship again. Recent alumni include Jack Dugan (Vegas), Robert Mastrosimone (Detroit) and Nick Abruzzese (Toronto), but this year’s squad looks to be the best of the bunch: center Brendan Brisson and wingers Sean Farrell, Sam Colangelo and Gunnarwolfe Fontaine will all surely be taken in the 2020 NHL draft, while defenseman Owen Power is a contender to go first overall in 2021. Thanks to good ownership and a strong front office, the Steel have become a development machine. “They’re in a class of their own,” said one NHL scout. “They take…

4 Min
draft rules: no peeking!

DOING SOMETHING unprecedented is usually a good thing in the NHL, but the Arizona Coyotes have made news for the wrong reasons. As first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Coyotes were being investigated for allegedly putting at least 20 draft-eligible prospects through physical testing this season, which violates NHL rules. There are sometimes gray areas in the rulebook, but not when it comes to the fitness testing of draft-eligible players. And that’s why even seasoned hockey executives hadn’t heard about a case like this before. “Never,” said one GM. “The rules are so strict on this.” Basically, it’s an ironclad law: NHL teams are not permitted to work out players before the NHL draft combine, which is held every summer, typically in early June. The rule has been on the books…

3 Min
superstars taylor made

HOCKEY HAS A RAP, bad or otherwise, for being staid, stuck in tradition, resistant to change. That wasn’t always the case. There was a time the game was as innovative as the ShamWow. Granted it was the early 20th Century, the era that gave rise to such marvellous inventions as the teddy bear, fortune cookies and the theory of relativity, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. As much as anyone, Frank Patrick – with help from brother Lester – was at the business end of hockey’s cutting edge. He’s credited with the construction of hockey’s first artificial rinks in Canada, the introductions of the blueline, forward pass and penalty shots, the creation of assists on goals and an attempt to form a women’s league. And it’s entirely possible Frank (or Lester)…