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January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. THN is published 18 times a year, including 14 regular issues and four special issues – such as Future Watch, Draft Preview, Yearbook, the #1 selling hockey annual in North America.

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16 GEORGE PARROS

AGE 38 | LAST YEAR nr THE SMARTEST GUY IN the room isn’t the one talking up his IQ or Ivy League education. He’s the guy admitting how little he knows about the world and constantly trying to learn more. It doesn’t take long to figure out which category George Parros fits into. Sure, he has an economics degree from Princeton, which, coupled with his trademark Magnum P.I.-esque moustache, made him one of the NHL’s most unique enforcers during his nine-season career. But he never spent his playing days looking down his bloodied nose at opponents who barely earned their high school diplomas. Parros thought of himself as an underdog. Even while playing NCAA Div. I, he never dreamed he’d become a pro hockey player. Once he made the NHL, he aspired…

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TOP DOG ON THE BLOCK?

FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE COVERAGE, VISIT THN.COM IT TOOK SOME TIME for Oliver Ekman-Larsson to get used to life in Arizona. The dry desert heat was a far cry from the cold, snowy winters in his tiny hometown of Tingsryd, where the weather is much more like its sister city, Lindstrom, Minn. “It was a weird feeling, to be honest with you,” he said. “I’m so used to having cold and winter when you play hockey back home in Sweden. I was used to the snow and stuff, and now you walk over in shorts and flip flops.” Eight years later, Ekman-Larsson acclimatized to the desert. He’s now a staple in Arizona and one of the few recognizable faces on a team that has undergone major turnover in recent years. After captain Shane Doan re-…

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CROSSWORD

Name GAME Use the picture clues to uncover the name of a prominent hockey personality. ACROSS 1 Dustin Byfuglien’s nickname 4 The Habs used to play at the Montreal ___ 7 ‘The Jackie Robinson of ice hockey’ 8 ___ City was home of the CHL’s Blazers 10 Fannies in the seats 12 The Panthers play in Sunrise, in the ___ metropolitan area 13 Fighting mad 14 Passing the puck lightly, with touch 18 The last non-NHL city to hoist the Cup 19 He went first overall in 2007 20 Pucks 21 Broadcaster Christine ___ is Craig’s older sister DOWN 1 Hockey’s first ‘Turk’ 2 As Bob Johnson liked to say, ‘It’s a ___ ___ for hockey’ 3 Czech with Dallas 4 Elite players, or teams in general 5 First-year player, briefly 6 Make the grade, ___ up 9 Fred Sasakamoose was the NHL’s first ___ player 11 Team that won just eight times…

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