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This week in THN: Oct. 3, 2011

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In the October 3, 2011 edition of The Hockey News:

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THN scouts the NHL: see where Stamkos, Crosby, and Ovie rank in our list of the top 20 players in the league at each position.

In the annual NHL preview, the THN braintrust prognosticates the upcoming season – including key players and big issues for each team.

Editor in Chief Jason Kay has his own list of burning questions for the new NHL season in the Editor’s Notebook.

We give Calder odds on the new class of rookies and Ryan Kennedy wonders who makes it to the NHL and who needs another year in the minors?

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock shares his memories of former NHL player and coach Brad McCrimmon, who died in the Lokomotiv plane crash

Ken Campbell thanks Sidney Crosby for bringing awareness to head shots and concussions.

In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau gives Philly’s off-season makeover a thumbs-down.

In the THN Inbox, Adam Proteau talks Rangers and pre-season rankings, while readers weigh in on off-season tragedies, the cost of hockey and J.R.

TOP HEADLINES

Auston Matthews
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The NHL All-In Power Rankings: Top Five

Mike Stephens looks at five NHL teams who are the most all-in for a Stanley Cup. It is Cup or Bust for these aging and salary cap-strapped teams.

Connor Bedard
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Connor Bedard's Point Streak Hits 22 Games as Pats Beat Giants

Connor Bedard set his WHL career-best point streak Friday night against the Vancouver Giants — where some Canucks fans already had Bedard on their jersey.

Brock Nelson

Brock Nelson Evolves Into a Stealthy Scorer for the Islanders

Four years ago, Brock Nelson got a phone call from Barry Trotz. Since then, he's jumped up to the top six and is scoring for the Islanders like never before.