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This Week in The Hockey News magazine: December 7, 2015

It’s THN’s annual Goalie Issue, with top to bottom coverage of hockey’s masked men. Features include our Goalie Rankings, what’s behind Braden Holtby’s Beastmode, the history of goalie equipment, and much more.

It’s THN’s annual Goalie Issue, with top to bottom coverage of hockey’s masked men. Features include: THN Goalie Rankings – Carey Price is so good, he’s in his opponents’ heads, and also the heads of every ex-NHL goalie who voted on our definitive rankings. We look at what makes the best of the lot so great, from Lundqvist’s brain to Rinne’s glove to, well, everything Price does A New Iron Man Era in Net – Modern goalies don’t log the crazy minutes they used to, but workloads are trending back up By Ronnie Shuker History of Goalie Equipment – Tracking the gear’s evolution from maskless heroes in leather to the Michelin Men of today Braden Holtby – The Caps’ star stopper mastered the space between his ears to become a beast between the pipes Jim Carey 20 years later – ‘Net Detective’ burned bright and faded fast in the ’90s. His teammates reflect on what went wrong Editor’s Notebook – Don’t fear change – or larger nets – in hockey Inside Hockey – Evaluating goalies based on shot quality Marc-Andre Fleury – Can The Flower catch Marty’s wins record? Prospect Report – No clear No. 1 in 2016 goalie draft class The Straight Edge – NAHL now breeding ground for netminders Best Of The Books – The straw that broke Roy’s back in Montreal Strange But True – How Habs goalies Durnan and McNeil were driven to tears Overtime – Why do vets earn top dollar after they peak?

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