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The Hockey News Behind The Scenes 2019

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. THN is published 18 times a year, including 14 regular issues and four special issues – such as Future Watch, Draft Preview, Yearbook, the #1 selling hockey annual in North America.

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Executive Chairman & Publisher, Roustan Media Ltd.W. Graeme RoustanEditor in Chief Jason KaySenior Editor Brian Costello Managing Editor Edward Fraser Senior Writer Ken CampbellAssociate Senior WriterRyan KennedySenior Content ProducerMatt LarkinArt Director Shea BerencsiFeatures Editor Sam McCaigWeb Editor Jared ClintonEditor At LargeRonnie Shuker InternsD.J. Llewellyn, Corey Lobo, Giovanni Siciliano Director Of TechnologyErika VanderveerBrand ManagerCarlie McGheeSpecial AdvisorTo The PublisherWayne Roustan, Ivy DraperAdvertising BY TOTEM: Contact Nicole Mullin,Commercial Director Subscription Price$39.95 + tax for print and digital$29.95 + tax for digitalThe Hockey News (ISSN 0018-3016) publishes 19 issues per year, including Money & Power, Pool Guide, Yearbook and Collector’s Edition.(Money & Power and Pool Guide are only included with Gold Membership for $49.95)Mail In CanadaThe Hockey News, PO Box 5300, STN Industrial Park, Markham, ON L3R 9Z9Mail In the USThe Hockey News, PO Box 904, Buffalo, NY OfficesCanada: 260 Adelaide Street East, Suite 47, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N1U.S.:…

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a cover like no other

WHEN ONE OF MY colleagues floated the idea of putting Gritty on the cover of this issue, my guts did an eye roll. I consider myself open-minded, a manager by consensus, but this was a test of my leadership philosophy. A frivolous, fictional, furry, freaky gimmick occupying our most valuable real estate? I’ve never been drawn to mascots (except for the time Greg Brady stole Raquel the goat from archrival Coolidge High. That was awesome). Mostly, I’ve tolerated them, viewing them as garnish to the entree.After my wave of skepticism subsided, I listened and agreed to put it to our editorial group for consideration. I braced for a spirited dialogue, anticipating the old guard and the young pups to lock horns. It never happened. We had unanimity. The rise and flight…

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there’s no place like home for the hockey news

(PHOTO BY MICHELLE VALBERG)Dear readers,For close to 20 years, The Hockey News has shared office space with employees of other magazine brands owned by my predecessors, TVA and Transcontinental.I remember on one visit to TVA after I acquired The Hockey News, I saw my new colleagues surrounded by the editorial staffs of Canadian Living, Style at Home and Elle. There was nothing to identify that I was at the head office of The Hockey News. It was as though they were crashing at a friend’s pad for the weekend.Due to time constraints, I moved them to a temporary location. I did this so we could manage the transition of ownership and immediately implement improvements that all of our readers are currently experiencing.In the months leading up to the one-year anniversary…

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thn poll

What are your thoughts on scoring in the NHL this season?ALEX OVECHKIN (JEFF VINNICK/NHLI VIA GETTY IMAGES)…

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change worth betting on

GIVEN THE TOWN’S association with Silicon Valley, San Jose was the perfect spot for a host of NHL executives, partners and professionals to get together and talk tech during the All-Star Game weekend this year.The main attraction at the NHL’s Innovation Spotlight was player- and puck-tracking technology, something that has wide-ranging applications for the way fans may enjoy the sport in the future. The summit also brought an opportunity to have fun at the expense of the NHL’s infamous foray into technology, the 1996 introduction of the “glowing puck” on Fox television broadcasts. “The glowing puck wasn’t ready,” said commissioner Gary Bettman. “Sometimes it was on the puck, but sometimes it was in the stands or on someone’s head.”More than 20 years later, the NHL demonstrated a new layer of…

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behind the mask

STOLARZ AND ARTIST Dave Gunnarsson embrace the mania surrounding Gritty, already the NHL’s most popular mascot and maybe even the most famous in all of sport. The design’s 3-D effect makes it look like Gritty is bursting through the top of the mask. Before getting dealt to Edmonton Feb. 16. Stolarz was the third Flyers goalie to put Gritty on his lid this season, joining Calvin Pickard and Mike McKenna.(MASK BY DAVID GUNNARSSON/DAVEART.COM)…