In the Dec. 3, 2012 issue of The Hockey News:
In our Love and Hate issue, we look at Daniel Alfredsson, one of the most liked players in the game, and Brad Marchand, perhaps the game’s biggest villains. We also examine the most-hated NHLer in each city.
In his Editor’s Notebook, Jason Kay asks whether Alfredsson is Hall of Fame-worthy.
The THN Inbox prints your letters regarding “How To Make Hockey Even Better,” Alfie’s worthiness is put to a reader poll, Adam Proteau answers your questions in Ask Adam and “I hate _____ because he ______” is answered via Twitter.
Inside Hockey examines teams and players stepping up for Sandy victims. Plus-Minus looks at the best and worst of the hockey world, NHLers who were locked out forever, Fantasy hockey’s effect on the economy, Down Goes Brown book review and more.
After signing Jordan Staal and Alex Semin, Carolina is quietly becoming a destination for high-end NHL talent. Eric Staal and others talk about playing in Raleigh and making it his home.
Ken Campbell catches up with Andy Bathgate – grandson of Rangers great Andy Bathgate – the leading scorer in Canadian university hockey.
In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau explores how Dany Heatley went from hero to zero in the hockey world.
Ryan Kennedy caught up with the daughters of the first Russian players to play in North America and found out what it was like to grow up in two radically different cultures.
Jordan Nolan was the first in his family to hoist the Stanley Cup, but needed a kick in the butt from dad.
The Williamsport Outlaws of the Federal League play their home games in an outdoor arena. When you drop the gloves with an Outlaw, you bet you’re taking it outside.
In Prospect Report, wakeboarder-turned hockey player JC Lipon is tearing up the Western League, Mark Pysyk leaves his hometown junior team (Edmonton) to play in Rochester, plus goaltender Spencer Martin and Leo Komarov.
The Top 10 NHL performances by a teenager are profiled in Best Of The Books.
The Pacific Coast Hockey Association helped create the East vs. West rivalry still prevalent in today’s game.
Last Minute of Play features Larry Humber’s crossword, Jersey Hound spot lights the Hershey Bears, a Bill Daly Separated At Birth and our Blast From The Past photo.
In Overtime, Ken Campbell explains why expansion won’t dilute the NHL’s talent pool.