This Week in THN: Feb. 9

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The Hockey News

The Hockey News

In the Feb. 9 edition of The Hockey News:

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• A Brief History of Donald S. Cherry: In celebration of Don’s 75th birthday, THN features an in-depth interview with the Canadian hockey icon where he discusses the roots of his no-guff approach to the game, his years coaching the Bruins, and the unexpected success of Coach’s Corner.

• Senior writer Ken Campbell defends the controversial decision by the Boston Bruins to trade superstar Joe Thornton and details how it was the key to their current success.

• In Overtime, back page columnist Eric Duhatschek profiles Coyotes captain Shane Doan and looks at how the veteran’s passion for the game continues to inspire his young team.

• Columnist Adam Proteau writes about his experience at the final Toronto game held at the famed Maple Leaf Gardens 10 years ago. 

• Editor in Chief Jason Kay discusses the sometimes unpopular – but always interesting – role Don Cherry fills in the hockey world.

• Inside the NHL looks at the NHLPA’s decision to stick with the current CBA and examines the players who are diffusing the myth of the sophomore jinx. We count down the five goaltenders who need to raise their game in Starting From Five and Craig Anderson tells us how he spent his first pro paycheck.

• In our Opinion Page, Jay Greenberg looks at Philadelphia’s big three at the center position.

• THN’s 31st Annual Summer Hockey School Guide gives the most comprehensive listing of schools across North America.

• Beyond the Spotlight profiles goalie Kerel St-Laurent of the Saint John Sea Dogs, who plays in tribute to a local hero he never met.

• NHL Team Reports examine the dynamic duos that fuel their clubs’ success, from the goaltending dominance of Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez in Boston, to Toronto’s management tandem of Brian Burke and Ron Wilson.

• Prospects Unlimited profiles Spencer Machacek of the Chicago Wolves, Trevor Lewis of the Manchester Monarchs, Jared Cowen of the Spokane Chiefs, and Louie Caporusso at the University of Michigan. We also expect Jakub Kindl to get the call from the Detroit Red Wings and rank the top snipers in the American League.

• The International Report looks at the financial state of the Kontinental League and Eye on Europe examines the all-time scoring race in the Swedish Elite League.

• In Crowd Shots, the best letters to the editor are featured, Adam Proteau answers readers’ questions in Ask Adam and Brandon Sutter of the Carolina Hurricanes serves 2 Minutes in the Box.

• The best and worst of hockey in Plus/Minus.

• Depth charts, including first power play unit and next in line for each of the 30 NHL franchises.

• Last Minute of Play features Charlie Teljeur’s hockeysockpuppettheatre cartoon, Larry Humber’s hockey crossword puzzle and Ryan Kennedy’s Jersey Hound, where he looks at the best and worst All-Star Game sweaters.

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