This Week in THN: May 25

In the May 25 issue of The Hockey News:

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• It’s our annual free agent issue. Senior writer Ken Campbell breaks down the top-50 players who could break the bank come July 1.

• In our secondary feature, Adam Proteau focuses on the excitement and beauty of a Game 7 in the playoffs.

• Inside the NHL looks at Simeon Varlamov, top draft prospect Matt Duchesne and rockin’ tracks in the Igloo.

• In Overtime, Eric Duhatschek writes about Chicago’s emerging young star, Dustin Byfuglien.

• Editor in chief Jason Kay introduces readers to the new age of THN with the introduction of video.

• In Proteau Type, columnist Adam Proteau pleads to Gary Bettman to let Jim Balsillie finally have his franchise.

• Don’t be too quick to write off commissioner Bettman in the battle for Phoenix, Ken Campbell says.

• Senior writer Ken Campbell looks at Islanders owner Charles Wang and how John Tavares could turn his franchise around.

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• Ryan Dixon explains why the Habs need to start fresh and rebuild their roster on the Opinion Page.

• Our NHL team reports break down each team’s RFA and UFA situations going into this summer.

• Prospects unlimited looks at Ajay Baines, Brad Marchand and Scott Glennie.

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

• The best and worst of hockey in Plus/Minus.

• Hardcore Hockey looks at the rest of the hockey world.

• Beyond the Spotlight looks at Trent Daavettila and his long road to professional hockey.

• Last Minute of Play features Charlie Teljeur’s hockeysockpuppettheatre cartoon, Larry Humber’s hockey crossword puzzle and Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound, where he looks at the Vancouver Canucks.

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