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The Hockey News Superstar Issue

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is another gretzky possible?

THERE’S A SONG BY The Waterboys frontman Mike Scott called Sensitive Children that, along with many other tunes, has lingered like uranium deep inside my cranium (confession: I stole that rhyme from Scott, too). In it, he sings, “Sensitive children, seeing things you don’t, sensitive children, walking where you won’t, you can’t contain her, just love her to the bone.” Over the years, the message has often wormed its way into my consciousness in dealings with my own kids. It resurfaced recently when I viewed Gabe Polsky’s new documentary, In Search of Greatness, in advance of our Superstar Issue. Polsky, the director who created the sweeping Soviet hockey/sociopolitical film Red Army, tunnels into the psyches of some of the sporting world’s living legends, including Jerry Rice, Pele and the primary voice…

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return on investment

Dear readers, It has been nine months since I acquired The Hockey News, and so much has happened during these first three quarters. The return on investment has already been spectacular. As you’re aware from reading The Hockey News and my column, I have implemented changes to improve our paper quality and added pages to every issue, which we’ve devoted to more coverage on junior, women’s and grassroots hockey. I invested in a new app, a new website and in The Hockey News Live web-video series, a weekly 30-minute show that brings our experts to life on your screens. Recently, we were advised of some early returns. According to Vividata, a company that tracks audience behavior, our female readership is up 16.2 percent and male readership is up 7.4 percent over the previous…

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a superstar’s balancing act

IT IS THE JUBILEE that Alex Ovechkin always pictured. After 12 anguished off-seasons reflecting on missed opportunities, he’s hosting a Stanley Cup party with his family and friends after bringing the chalice home to his native Russia. But even surrounded by all the people closest to him, ‘Ovie’ can’t let every last hair on his head down. He’s personally invited a special table of guests consisting of media members who crossed the Atlantic to write stories on his days with the Cup. They take part in the celebration, and he makes a point of holding a media-availability session during the festivities. He can’t help but share himself with the world. “When it comes to access, he embraces the responsibility of being a captain and being one of the faces of the…

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meet a mascot

HARVEY THE HOUND | CALGARY FLAMES There was a time not too long ago when NHL arenas were free from mascot shenanigans. It wasn’t until 1983 when the Calgary Flames introduced the hockey world to Harvey the Hound, the league’s first official team mascot. Harvey is described as “happy-go-lucky, hardworking, hopeless at times, hungry at most and huggable.” Evidently he’ll also play the role of escort, as his bio says he’s available for hire to be your prom date. Of course, Harvey is most famous for his tete-a-tete with Craig MacTavish. On Jan. 20, 2003, as the Flames were routing the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 at the Saddledome in a classic Battle of Alberta match, Harvey made his way to the glass behind Edmonton’s bench and began to wreak havoc. Frustrated Oilers players…

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jersey hound

LULEA HF | 2018-19 Sweden’s Lulea has brought back a favorite this season, and it’s a fun one. This throwback is inspired by the logo worn by the squad from its inception in 1977 until 1994. In recent years, the team had gone with a fierce bear mascot – which was fine – but this celebrating player with the old-school bucket helmet is awesome because it’s so unique. It’s always great when teams represent their history, and this really hits the mark with Lulea including its 1977 birth year right on the crest. And while it’s nearly impossible to get away from ads on European jerseys, at least Lulea went with a big crest that doesn’t get blocked out by the corporate stuff.…

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in the cards

GRITTY, THE FLYERS’ NEW mascot, may barely be two months old, but he already has more hockey cards than most other NHL mascots. Shortly after Gritty made his official debut – rappelling to the ice before the Flyers’ home opener – a card was available for purchase for one week via Upper Deck’s online E-Pack platform, as part of the Game Dated Moments set. At the Flyers’ next home game, the first 10,000 fans were given an oversized “Young Guns” rookie card of Gritty. The card measures five inches by seven inches and recounts the menacing mascot’s origin story. PUCKJUNK.COM…