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This week in THN: Dec. 5, 2011

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

In the Dec. 5, 2011 edition of The Hockey News:

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• Phil Kessel, the razzle dazzle kid, becomes ‘The Man’ in Toronto after a hot start.

• In his Editor’s Notebook, Jason Kay writes about NHL-caliber players being buried in the minors because of their salary and how unfair it is.

• The THN Inbox prints the best letters to the editor, Adam Proteau answers your questions in the mailbag and the results of a poll are revealed.

• Inside Hockey explores the NHL’s journey into Europe, the best and the worst of the hockey world is featured in plus-minus, Yost Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich., one of the oldest barns around, and more.

• In his column, Ryan Kennedy explains why blood, honesty and more will help the NHL scoop up the spotlight as the NBA struggles through a lockout.

• Ken Campbell follows Sheldon Souray’s return from AHL purgatory to a spot in the Dallas Stars’ lineup.

• We catch up with Bruins legend Milt Schmidt, who started his NHL career 75 years ago and couldn’t be more grateful.

• In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau talks about Blues GM Doug Armstrong and new coach Ken Hitchcock being reunited.

• NHL Team Reports look at Tyler Seguin’s superb second season, Shane Doan’s pending unrestricted free agent status, and also includes depth charts for all 30 NHL teams.

• Prospect Report looks at Vladimir Tarasenko and Artur Gavrus.

• Beyond the Spotlight catches up with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, who gained a new respect for visors after a serious eye injury nearly killed him during his playing days.

• In Last Minute of Play, Larry Humber’s crossword puzzle provides readers with a challenge, Jersey Hound features the Halifax Mooseheads’ special Navy sweaters, and more.

• In Overtime, Ken Campbell writes why keeping the fantasy draft a part of All-Star Weekend would be a wise move for the NHL.

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