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PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

Nov. 22, 2010
Nov. 22, 2010

Table of Contents
Nov. 22, 2010

LEADING OFF
Editor-in-Chief's Letter
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW 2010 -- 11
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW
Point After
Departments

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

The Kings lead the Western Conference in part because defenseman Jack Johnson, the third pick in 2005, has stepped up in the absence of Drew Doughty, who missed six games recently with a concussion. Johnson has thrived because of, among other things, improved conditioning... . Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman is one of the best free-agent pickups of the season. Playing against opponents' top lines, he leads Anaheim at +10, and his grit has made an impression on his young teammates... . Forward Gabriel Landeskog from Kitchener of the OHL is a hot prospect. The 6'1" 207-pounder is such a physical force and scoring marvel (16 goals in 19 games) that some NHL teams consider him to be one of the top three players available for the June draft.

This is an article from the Nov. 22, 2010 issue

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