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This week in THN: Nov. 12, 2012

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In the Nov. 12, 2012 issue of The Hockey News:

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In our cover story, "How We Would Change the Game", we get input from 10 star players, coaches and refs. Jarome Iginla wants bigger nets, Brett Hull wants smaller elbow and shoulder pads, Daryl Reaugh suggests ways to make hockey better on TV, Kerry Fraser wants better officials and more.

In his Editor's Notebook, Jason Kay wants a real apology from the National Hockey League. He wants actions, not words.

In the THN Inbox, fans react to THN’s Women’s Issue and Adam Proteau answers your questions in Ask Adam.

Inside Hockey looks at the Islanders move from New York – to New York, Plus-Minus reviews the best and worst in the hockey world, the Central Hockey League is still kicking after 20 years, bad contracts that aren’t being paid this season, the worlds oldest hockey stick and more.

Jason Spezza and Rick Nash may have found the nicest place to play hockey. Ryan Kennedy caught up with them and explains why so many high-profile NHLers love playing in Switzerland.

Ken Campbell explores how players disclosing their salaries has changed the game and ultimately benefited the players.

In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau calls for more performance-enhancing drug testing in the NHL to eliminate a high-profile scandal before it ever starts.

We’ve still got 30 NHL team reports and some interesting news from your favourite (and least favourite) players.

The lockout has offered a chance for Alaskan-born NHLers, such as Brandon Dubinsky and Nate Thompson, to play at home with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.

Stan Fischler remembers “Wild Bill” William Ezinicki, the hardest-hitting player of all-time.

Prospect Report profiles the OJHL, top Swedish prospect Elias Lindholm and Canucks AHL prospect Kevin Connauton.

Beyond the Spotlight chronicles how Lester Patrick’s love of baseball and the World Series has influenced the Stanley Cup final.

In Backchecking, we catch up with Lyle Carter, who played a short career, but loved every second of it.

Last Minute of Play features Larry Humber's crossword and Jersey Hound showcases the Toronto Marlies giving some love to the Toronto Marlboros.

In Overtime, Ken Campbell calls for Bob Goodenow to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame (and not just to fight Gary Bettman).

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