In the January 14, 2013 issue of The Hockey News…
We take a look back at retired players and the lives they live today, including former 70-goal scorer Bernie Nicholls, slap shot specialist Al Iafrate and concussion advocate Brett Lindros. We catch up with 12 other retired players, while Ryan Kennedy’s cover story features the greatest defensemen of all-time, Bobby Orr.
While our feature stories focus on the past, our NHL Team Reports section features those coming up through the pipeline of the American League, with special focus on the Philadelphia Flyers’ young core of Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier.
Jason Kay leads off with his Editor’s Notebook and some “farm” talk of a different nature, while our Inside Hockey section counts down the Top 10 greatest world junior teams of all-time, what could have been for Eric Lindros, and how the NHL players did for Movember.
Ken Campbell looks at the next wave of hockey players who will be making it into the Ontario League as he profiles the Oakville Rangers super-team, while Ryan Kennedy looks at another Ranger, in Kitchener, with prospect Justin Bailey.
We also look into draft-eligible players Andre Burakovsky from Sweden and Adam Tambellini from the B.C. League’s Vernon Vipers, plus the record-setting Kamloops Blazers.
And to wrap it up, Ken Campbell gives us New Year’s resolutions for the NHL, as well as for himself and his new Twitter account @THNKenCampbell.
Also be on the lookout for the Digimarcs throughout the issue, bringing The Hockey News to life on your mobile phone.