Renowned rock guitarist and Eagles band member Joe Walsh released a solo album in 1983 he cheekily called “You Bought It – You Name It.” I’m not aware of the backstory, but it’s reasonable to assume he couldn’t come up with a title he preferred, or he was banking on humor to attract customers. Either way, I could see the appeal of that idea recently as The Hockey News editors scrambled to brainstorm a new handle for this edition, formerly known as Season Preview.
It’s not that “Season Preview” is entirely inaccurate or bad. The guts of the magazine continue to ooze information, expectations and projections for the NHL year ahead. We’ve got our staples, such as individual awards predictions and the top 25 players by position. And in our NHL team reports section, you’ll find Stanley Cup odd...
About the Author
Jason Kay is the Editor in Chief of The Hockey News and has been with the brand since 1989. No, that's not a typo. Born in England, raised in Toronto, he arrived in his home and adopted land as a baby in 1967, just in time to see the Maple Leafs win their last Stanley Cup. A stay-at-home defenseman once upon a time, Kay knows his NHL dreams are long dead, but he hasn't given up hope of winning the Brier.