This week in THN: August, 2011

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In the August edition of The Hockey News:

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• The Flyers Fearless Facelift - The Philadelphia Flyers made some serious changes to their roster in the off-season, just a year removed from their Cup final appearance. We look at the new faces they brought in and where the team went wrong this season.

• The THN Inbox prints letters to the editor and Adam Proteau answers your questions in Ask Adam.

• Inside Hockey examines the wooing of UFAs, Mark Howe’s long-awaited induction to the HHOF, NCAA’s conference changes and Brian Burke reflects on the late Harley Hotchkiss.

• In Proteau Type, Adam Proteau concedes Washington Capitals’ GM George McPhee made the best changes to his team in the off-season.

• We feature Edmonton’s first overall draft pick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and see how he will fit in amongst the Oil’s young roster.

• Hit the ice in the best new blades with our 2011 Skate Buyer’s Guide.

• NHL team reports grades each team’s off-season moves and features some of the new additions to different divisions.

• Prospect Report takes a look at draft day from the perspective of a player to be drafted, a young prospect watching the draft and a hockey mom. Every team is graded on their draft selections for 2011, and we look at the big picks in Dallas.

• Beyond the Spotlight features Ottawa’s sixth-overall pick Mika Zibanejad’s atypical hockey-dad, Mehrdad.

• Last minute of play gives readers a challenge with Larry Humber’s crossword and features Nashville’s new gold sweater in Jersey Hound.

• In Overtime, Ken Campbell writes about the upcoming CBA negotiations and questions the benefits of the salary cap.

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