This week in THN: Jan. 16, 2012

In the Jan. 16 issue of The Hockey News:

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• It’s our annual 100 People of Power and Influence issue. Who will make the cut and who will top this year’s ranking?

• In his editor’s notebook, Jason Kay writes about the many rankings we do at THN and the seriousness with which we take each project.

• In Inside Hockey, Alexander Radulov is still the best player not in the NHL, though the Nashville Predators hope he’ll return soon; Andy Murray completes his coaching resume in the NCAA ranks; the appeal of returning to Russia for Nikita Filatov; looking at the overhaul of the San Antonio Rampage; and much more.

• In The Straight Edge, Ryan Kennedy writes about the Ducks’ struggles and why patience is the key to a turnaround and not an all-out blowup.

• In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau argues why Toronto Marlies coach Dallas Eakins deserves consideration for an NHL job and lists other up-and-comers.

• In Team Reports, we look at how Joffrey Lupul is making the most of his chance in Toronto, and how Vancouver defenseman Alex Edler walks quietly off the ice, but makes lots of noise with his play on it. We also include depth charts for all 30 NHL teams, complete with first power play unit and individual cap hits.

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• Prospect Report looks at the many injured sustained by draft-eligible players this season and how it would be a mistake to forget about them come draft time, plus we also look at Minnesota’s Matt Hackett, and more.

• Beyond the Spotlight catches up with Paul Rosen, goaltender for Team Canada’s gold medal-winning sledge hockey tea at the 2006 Paralympic Games.

• In Last Minute of Play, Larry Humber’s crossword puzzle provides a challenge, Jersey Hound features Team Canada’s WJC selection, and more.

• And finally, in Overtime, Ken Campbell officially removes Graham James’ ‘Man of the Year’ title he won in 1989.

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