This Week in THN: July 6

In the July 6 edition of The Hockey News:

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•    In our cover story, we look at the 2009 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and why they will continue to dominate the NHL for years to come.

•    Inside the NHL features free agency in the eyes of an NHL agent, Starting from 5 and expectations for the 2009 draft class.

•    What happened?  In Overtime, Eric Duhatschek discusses why the Colorado Avalanche only have themselves to blame for their 2008-09 failure.

•    Editor in chief Jason Kay names THN’s picks for coach and GM of the year.

•    In Proteau Type, columnist Adam Proteau talks about Philadelphia’s signing of Ray Emery and the impact it will have on Broad Street.

•    Ken Campbell discusses the turmoil in Phoenix in his In the Slot column.

•    On The Opinion Page, Michael Russo looks at the Minnesota Wild’s front office overhaul and the changes it will bring.

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•    Our NHL team reports take you through news and views for each NHL squad.

•    A special look at the connection between hockey and golf, the famous summer pastime of NHLers.

•    Prospects Unlimited examines up-and-comer Grant Clitsome, AHL playoff MVP Michal Neuvirth and OHL defenseman of the year Ryan Ellis.

•    Inside the numbers takes you through the free agent frenzy and scoring leaders throughout the playoffs.

•    In Crowd Shots, the best letters to the editor are featured and Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam.

•    THN’s 2009 Goalie Buyer’s Guide, including the modern goaltending equipment of various companies.

•    The best and worst of hockey in plus/minus.

•    Last Minute of Play features Charlie Teljeur’s hockeysockpuppettheatre cartoon, Larry Humber’s hockey crossword puzzle and Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound, featuring the 1933-34 Toronto Maple Leafs’ St. Patrick’s Day special.

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