This Week: May 27

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In the May 27 issue of The Hockey News:

• Our cover story asks how long the dynamic duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin can stay together in Pittsburgh.

• In his In The Slot column, senior writer Ken Campbell explains how bigger goalie equipment isn’t the only thing keeping goal-scoring down.

• Profiles on Mike Ribiero, Johan Franzen and R.J. Umberger.

• A Memorial Cup Preview section with a profile of host city Kitchener, a story on the proud legacy the Kitchener Rangers have in the NHL, as well as a full event preview, schedule and CHL yearly award winners.

• On the Opinion Page, Aaron Portzline writes how much Columbus will miss the only owner they’ve ever had, John McConnell, who passed away April 25 at the age of 85.

• Inside the NHL: Martin Biron’s stellar playoff performance; European players becoming tougher and tougher to get across the pond; More RFA moves coming; and top World Championship players not in the NHL.

• Fresh Legs – our welcome to the NHL feature – with Robbie Earl of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

• In his Editor’s Notebook, Jason Kay asks you, the reader, to vote on our annual executive and coach of the year honors.

• In our Ask The Experts feature, we discuss NHL referees’ use of the microphone and why teams switch sides in OT.

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• In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau talks about how more teams are playing the wide-open, high-scoring style that is more appealing to fans.

• In Overtime, senior writer Mike Brophy profiles the underrated Hal Gill and what he’s brought to Pittsburgh’s run to the Cup.

• Our Team Reports profile each squad’s coach and GM situation.

• Beyond the spotlight profiles the popularity of the new television show, Road Hockey Rumble.

• Your Letters to the Editor: Carbonneau’s bad move in the playoffs; the rebirth of the Broad Street Bullies; some lovin’ for the Selke; one fan’s reaction to our Sean Avery cover; numbers on the front of jerseys; and a rather bleak take on officials and Gary Bettman.

• Our Plus/Minus looks at the best and worst of the hockey world.

• Inside The Numbers has unique NHL stats.

• Depth charts for all four conference final teams.

• Fan Shootout with Ryan Whitney.

• Starting From 10 counts down the surprise players of the first round of the playoffs.

• Rockin’ Out with Kyle Turris.

• In Prospects Unlimited, we cover players and teams from the AHL, NCAA and CHL; give you the inside scoop on minor pro leagues across North America; and profile Cory Schneider, Jeff Hoggan and Yann Sauve.

All this and more can be found in THN’s latest issue. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at today!