This week in THN: Nov. 19, 2012

In the Nov. 12, 2012 issue of The Hockey News:

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In our cover story, the NHL’s all-time greatest goalie, Martin Brodeur, confirms he’s coming back for another season…no matter what happens with the lockout.

In his Editor’s Notebook, Jason Kay explores NHL expansion and why it isn’t a terrible idea.

The THN Inbox has “The (No) Hockey Song,” hypothetical names for a Toronto, Quebec and Seattle hockey team and Adam Proteau answers your questions in Ask Adam.

Inside Hockey looks at the group of players who will be squeezed financially by a 50/50 CBA. Plus-Minus reviews the best and worst of the hockey world, the distance between your team and their AHL affiliate, Canadian coaches take the game to Turkey and exotic locations, the Last Gladiators movie review, and more.  

Ken Campbell profiles a Mississauga AA atom team who didn’t give up a goal for the entire month of October.

The World Hockey Association was formed 40 years ago. Ed Willes chronicles the leagues’ seven-year run and how competition changed the NHL for the better.

Gordie Howe’s 1,000th goal came in a WHA game and of the two cameras watching the game, only one caught the milestone. How a magic moment was briefly lost and then found again.

Harry Neale talks smelly arenas, shared flights and thrown skates. The daily life of being a coach in the WHA.

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In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau outlines why the WHA (or a rival North American league) can’t compete with the NHL today.

Mike Danton is trying to rebuild his reputation. Taylor Rocca explores his life after his stint in prison.

Ryan Kennedy lays out the differences between playing in the CHL and the NCAA and the advantages each one holds.

Prospect Report gives the spotlight to Sabres blue-chipper Marcus Foligno, San Antonio Rampage goalie Michael Houser, Rimouski blueliner Frederik Gauthier and Canadiens prospect Brendan Gallagher.

Beyond the Spotlight catches up with Dave MacIsaac as he coaches in Iceland and tries to put the nation on the hockey map.

In Strange But True, Sam LoPresti survived 42 days in a lifeboat during the Second World War. The other 28 sailors in the boat made it home alive and owe it to the Black Hawks goaltender.

Last Minute of Play features a Larry Humber crossword and Jersey Hound takes a look at the ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls new threads.

Golf clubs, hockey tickets, plasma TV’s…Cory Wright knows the good stuff in the holiday gift guide.

In Overtime, Ken Campbell likes the new concussion smartphone app, but thinks Hockey Canada should do more to prevent head injuries

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