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This Week in The Hockey News magazine: August 2014

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

In the August issue, we recap the NHL's sizzling summer, from the intriguing draft to the madness of free agency. We take an in-depth look at No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad (is he the next Nick Lidstrom?) and detail what all the signings and trades mean for each team. Also in the issue:

• Why the Sabres are playing a perilous game with their off-season additions

• Will Leon Draisaitl be the final component needed to end Edmonton’s decade-long rebuild?

• Draft Grades for all 30 NHL teams: who gets an ‘A’ and who doesn’t make the cut?

• Long looks at Jason Spezza’s move to Dallas and Matt Niskanen’s change to Washington

• Features on Ryan Kesler, Brad Richards, Thomas Vanek, James Neal, Paul Stastny and Ryan Miller

• Ken Campbell explains why the Dallas Stars are now a true contender in the West

• The NHL’s Top 10 shootout artists

• Our plan for a 16-team World Cup of Hockey

• Why the death of baseball great Tony Gwynn should be a wakeup call for hockey players who chew tobacco

• The heroic story of Joe Vicario, who’s endured more than 30 surgeries but won’t let that stop him from getting to the rink

• Adam Proteau takes a look at why Detroit is no longer a destination for free agents

• How Canucks fan favorite Gino Odjick won’t stop helping others despite facing a terminal illness

• A look back at the New York Americans, the Rangers early-days rival led by mob money

• We check in with Mike Krushelnyski to see what this “15-million dollar man” is up to nowadays.

• Our 2014 Skate Buyer’s Guide

• And much, much more.

Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it from the THN store, digitally on the IPad or through Zinio, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com

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