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This Week: January 8

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

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In the Jan. 8 issue of The Hockey News:

• Our ninth annual People of Power and Influence issue ranks the 100 most powerful people in hockey and highlights a new No. 1: Sidney Crosby.

• Inside the NHL: could Evgeni Nabokov play every game for the San Jose Sharks this season?

• Why a 30-game suspension wasn’t enough for Chris Simon.

• In Overtime, senior writer Mike Brophy profiles the Hurricanes’ Matt Cullen.

• In his Editor’s Notebook, Jason Kay says new NHLPA director Paul Kelly has a chance to change the sports world.

• On The Opinion Page, Jay Greenberg makes some humorous predictions for 2008.

• Alan Adams discusses Sidney Crosby’s rise to power.

• In his In The Slot column, senior writer Ken Campbell says fear is becoming reality for NHL GMs when it comes to unrestricted free agents.

• In our Ask The Experts feature, we answer your questions about the world of hockey.

• Your letters to the editor discuss Mike Richards, the Florida Panthers franchise, Adam Oates, the NHL Network and more.

• In Proteau Type, web columnist Adam Proteau sits down with Paul Kelly for a Q & A session.

• Our Team reports focus on the top prospects for each of the 30 NHL clubs.

• NHL Depth Charts make their return to THN.

• Beyond the Spotlight looks at the NHL’s version of ‘Moonlight’ Graham.

• In Prospects Unlimited, we cover players and teams from the AHL, NCAA and the CHL; give you the inside-scoop on minor pro leagues across North America; and profile Matt Pelech, Dan Jancevski, Josh Unice and Kevin Porter.

• Our Plus/Minus looks at the best and worst of hockey.

• In Starting from 10, we count down the top-10 NHLers who could be playing in the world junior championship, but aren’t.

• In Fresh Legs – our welcome to the NHL feature – we highlight Kyle Chipchura.

All this and more can be found in THN's latest issue. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, buy it digitally, or subscribe at thehockeynews.com today!

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