This Week: December 25

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In the Dec. 25 issue of The Hockey News:

In our cover story, we focus on Mats Sundin and wonder when and where the big Leaf center’s career will end.

Inside the NHL: Ryan Miller, the outdoor-game veteran.

A new twist in the Bertuzzi-Moore case. And will the entire affair lead to more NHL lawsuits?

In Overtime, senior writer Mike Brophy profiles the most underrated player in the NHL – Marc Savard.

THN spends Two Minutes In The Box with New Jersey Devils winger David Clarkson.

In his Editor’s Notebook, Jason Kay discusses NHL parity and a few other off-ice issues.

The St. Louis Blues have made a big turnaround this season. THN takes a look at the how and why of it all.

A preview of the 2008 World Junior Championship gives readers the skinny on the top 10 teams, which rising stars to watch for and a stats refresher.

On the opinion page, guest columnist Ray Ratto talks about why the San Jose Sharks are perennial under-achievers.

In My Way Or The Highway, we asked two NHL coaches about motivating their players.

In his In The Slot column, senior writer Ken Campbell explores the Ducks’ dilemma with the return of Scott Niedermayer.

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

Your Letters to the Editor discuss the Brodeur-Roy debate, how to deal with pre-game incidents, and the NHL in Seattle.

Web columnist Adam Proteau takes a closer look at under-the-radar Avalanche GM Francois Giguere in Proteau Type.

Our Team Reports offer up a holiday wish list for each of the 30 NHL teams.

Beyond the Spotlight looks at one indie rock group’s ode to Gump Worsley.

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 include profiles on Enver Lisin, Ben Walter, Mark Barberio and Joe Vitale.

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

In Starting From 10, we countdown the top 10 players who are getting a lump of coal in their hockey socks this year.

In Fresh Legs – our welcome to the NHL feature – we highlight Sharks winger Devin Setoguchi.

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 today!


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