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This Week in THN: May 24, 2010

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

In the May 24 issue of The Hockey News:

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• We’re looking ahead to one of the biggest times for NHL GMs, free agency. Ken Campbell gives you the lowdown on the 12 most intriguing potential free agents, restricted or unrestricted, heading into this summer.

• Inside the NHL looks at how Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury wins games; the possibility of Czech League star Roman Cervenka heading to the NHL for the 2010-11 season; Ted Lindsay replacing Lester B. Pearson’s name on the award given to the league MVP as voted on by the players; and what it takes to win the Stanley Cup.

• Senior writer Ken Campbell writes about how Montreal Canadiens fans don’t seem as classy in victory as they used to.

• In Proteau Type Adam Proteau gets biblical talking about the 2009-2010 Vancouver Canucks.

• In Overtime, Eric Duhatschek looks at the Sharks’ surprising clutch playoff performer, Joe Pavelski.

• Mike Loftus looks at 42-year-old Mark Recchi, who has become the heart and soul of the Boston Bruins in their playoff run.

• Wayne Fish looks at the travel-heavy career of Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher.

• Rookies are the focus in NHL Team Reports.

• In the Memorial Cup Preview, we analyze the host Brandon Wheat Kings chances of winning the tournament.

• Inside the Numbers takes a look at important statistics of potential free agents.

• In Crowd Shots, Adam Proteau answers your questions in Ask Adam, the best letters to the editor are printed and we ask Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis about his first NHL game in Fresh Legs.

• Prospects Unlimited gives you all you need to know about the AHL, KHL and Canadian junior leagues, with features on Colby Robak of the Brandon Wheat Kings, Andrew Gordon of the powerhouse Hershey Bears, and more.

• Starting From 5 counts down the richest contracts in NHL history.

• Beyond the Spotlight looks at all the obstacles overcome by Stanislav Galiev en route to the Quebec League.

• Last minute of play has Charlie Teljeur’s hockeysockpuppettheatre, Larry Humber’s crossword and Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound, which features the unique taste of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles.

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