This Week in The Hockey News magazine: Playoff Preview 2014

It’s Stanley Cup season in the NHL and our Playoff Preview issue has all the inside information regarding all playoff-bound teams, including…

•    In-depth team reports from THN writers and experts break down your teams’ playoff chances and who could come through when it matters most.

•    A look at the St. Louis Blues and whether or not the team THN predicted to win Lord Stanley is up to the task this time around.

•    The animosity between the California-based clubs and their feelings towards each other

•    If you could start with just one player in the playoffs, who would you choose? Crosby? Toews? Stamkos? The choice isn’t as clear cut as you think

•    Matt Larkin looks at the advanced stats to determine which teams are contenders or pretenders

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•    Ken Campbell explains why the Boston Bruins are the cream of the crop in the East and why they’ll come out on top

•    Why the phenomenon of the make-up call continues to play a big role in hockey, especially during the playoffs

•    Also in the issue: A wrap of the CWHL’s Clarkson Cup; David Backes’ continuing efforts to save dogs; one crazy tale of the KHL; how Keith Crowder went from the NHL to the donut business; the 1950-51 Rangers “magic” elixir; and much more.

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