In the Dec. 17, 2012 issue of The Hockey News:
In our cover story, Sidney Crosby isn’t just biding his time waiting for hockey to come back. He’s working out harder than ever and teammates say it’s the best Sid they’ve seen.
In his Editor’s Notebook, Jason Kay points out that the days are getting shorter…and that we’re all getting tired of the lockout.
The THN Inbox prints letters regarding the Isles move to Brooklyn, Adam Proteau answers your questions in Ask Adam and the THN Puck Poll looks at which first-time eligible player you think should go to the Hall in 2013.
Inside Hockey examines why Joe Thornton and Rick Nash aren’t the league leaders in Swiss League scoring, Plus-Minus gives us the best and worst of the hockey world, the Anaheim Ducks build a road hockey rink, a Leafs toilet sells for $5,300, and an underground rink in Montreal and more.
Are kids playing too much organized hockey? Ryan Kennedy explores the topic and some of the game’s all-time greats think they are.
The call to the Hall may take some time, but it’ll eventually come, says senior editor Brian Costello. Also, the Vegas line on 13 potential Hall of Famers.
Adam Proteau presided over a mock expansion draft with Gord Stellick and Jacques Demers as they drafted hypothetical teams for Toronto (Markham) and Quebec City.
In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau takes a look at how the Maple Leafs and Flames are supporting their local Canadian Women’s League clubs.
Our NHL Team Reports profile every team’s top 2012 draft picks.
In Prospect Report, International Scouting Services top-ranked goalie Zach Fucale, Niagara Ice Dogs Brett Ritchie, London’s Nikita Zadorov, Medicine Hat’s Hunter Shinkaruk and power forwards vying for a spot on Canada’s world junior team.
Ken Campbell caught up with world-champion figure skater Jeff Buttle as he played his first game of hockey at age 29.
Backchecking focuses on Darren Jensen, a Flyers call-up who played a serviceable 25 games for the team en route to a William M. Jennings Trophy.
Last Minute of play features a Larry Humber crossword, Jersey Hound spotlights the Dubuque Fighting Saints one-time military uniforms, Bryan Trottier with the Cup and more.
In Overtime, Ken Campbell puts up not-so-glorious Maple Leafs artifacts for auction. Buyer beware.