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This Week in The Hockey News magazine: June 22, 2015

In the June 22 edition of The Hockey News magazine, it’s our annual Free Agency Preview, looking at the needs – and wants – of all 30 NHL teams, plus salary projections for every UFA and RFA league-wide. Who will land this season’s big fish?

In the June 22 edition of THN, it’s our annual Free Agency Preview, looking at the needs – and wants – of all 30 NHL teams, plus salary projections for every UFA and RFA league-wide. Who will land this season’s big fish? Features include:

Mike Babcock – Toronto is the perfect destination for the world’s most coveted coach because he’s patient, he relishes a challenge and he’s at home in the limelight

Top 10 Summer Storylines – Who needs a sexy free agent class? This off-season has a wild coaching carousel, the biggest draft in years and much more

Mike Green – The star free agent D-man has evolved from his free-wheeling ways. But that doesn’t mean the Caps can keep him

Numbers Games – How the advanced stats boom has changed the way agents and GMs evaluate players during contract negotiations

Mastering The Marketplace – Free agency involves a lot more than just throwing money at players. The prep takes all year for team execs

Substance Over Style – The evolution of free agency has made it more about finding the best bargain than landing the biggest fish

Dale Hawerchuk – Thanks to Wayne Gretzky, Hawerchuk was overshadowed during his career. But he was the first to cash in as a Group III free agent

General Motorin’ – Eric Lindros and the 1990 Oshawa Generals recall their thrilling, improbable Memorial Cup run 25 years later

Hall Of Fame Class 2015 – Lidstrom and Pronger played contrasting styles on the blueline, but both were Hall of Fame forces

Rebuilding An NHLer – Hockey players require a long healing process for their broken bodies before they can even think about training hard

Seeing Is Believing – We’re getting closer to universal eye protection as NHL grandfathers mandatory visor use among players

The Greatest Hockey Fight Of All-Time – A generation before the fictional bench-clearing brawls in Slap Shot, the Habs and Rangers went at it for real, and for keeps

Battle Of Alberta Burns Again – Oilers may have the generational talent in McDavid, but it’s the Flames who are poised to win sooner

What If Toronto Won? – Had fate twisted the other way in their 2013 playoff series, the Leafs would’ve been even worse off than they are now, and the Bruins would be in better shape

Scotland’s Great One – We’ll never know if Tony Hand could’ve made the NHL, but the man called the ‘Scottish Gretzky’ had a pure dead brilliant career in the U.K.

Prospect Report – We focus in on Lawson Crouse and Hunter Shinkaruk, and THN’s draft guru provides his Mock Draft

Crease Cold Shoulder – It should come as no surprise NHL teams are more and more reticent to draft goalies in the first round

Game Of Guarantees – In the spirit of making vows, here are some other sure-fire promises you’re bound to see in the coming months

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