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September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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PLUS MINUS

+PLUS SILVER & BLACK ATTACK A new logo would have been a plus, but a return to the shades of their best days still gets the Kings new duds an ‘A.’ –MINUS STANLEY TAKES AN EAST-COAST FALL A less than sturdy table leaves the Cup with a serious dent on Michael Ryder’s day. We know where some of his $3.5 million salary is going. +PLUS FINALLY BACK IN BLUE Ben Fanelli, out two years with a head injury after a blindside hit by Michael Liambas, will return to OHL Kitchener this fall. –MINUS CONCUSSIONS CLAIM ANOTHER Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli says Marc Savard’s career is likely over. Sad news for a 34-year-old, skilled, point-per-game player from 2003 to 2009.…

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THE BIG PICTURE

Giant In Beantown Cup-champ Milan Lucic shows his off-ice style atop a building in Boston for the fall issue of THN’s Fully Loaded.…

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The AMERICAN REVOLUTION of HOCKEY

BRIAN BURKE REMEMBERS one particular student from his first day of class at Providence College back in 1973. Wire-rim glasses, skinny, the kid still looked like an athlete somehow. Burke, the burly player from Minnesota, knew it could only be one of his new teammates. “He looked mild-mannered and bright,” Burke recalled. “Maybe 176 pounds. I thought, ‘That’s Ronnie Wilson?’” Wilson was the star recruit for the Friars, a Rhode Island high school phenom brought in by Providence coach Lou Lamoriello. With a “typical arrogance” as Burke described it, both freshmen had picked the most difficult course load possible – pre-med – to kick off their college careers. “We were both barely academically eligible after the first season,” Burke said. Fortunately, Burke and Wilson had more than just professors at their disposal…

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Blast from the Past

Rookie Boston blueliner Pat Stapleton battles Bob Nevin of the Maple Leafs for the puck in 1961-62.…