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Yearbook 1995-96

Yearbook 1995-96

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.




Three men and our baby…the 1995-96 Yearbook

Preceding each hockey season, we at The Hockey News labor to bring you the best Yearbook blood and sweat can conceive. Our nine-man editorial team pulls together everything you see on these 208 pages, the largest THN Yearbook yet. We trust you will find everything you need to know about the NHL on these pages. Everybody contributes handsomely to the project, but there are three people behind the scenes who deserve special mention. They comprise our checking line. Senior editor David Bean, statistics editor Trevor de Boer and editorial associate Brent Hurst perform their jobs with the same dogged determination as the New Jersey Devils’ Crunch Line of Mike Peluso, Bobby Holik and Randy McKay. They are ever-vigilant in keeping our Yearbook on the rails and can be counted on to go up…



The Montreal Canadiens will be in the new Forum by the time the playoffs start next season. The only question is, will they even need it? The Canadiens missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 years last season and there’s no guarantee they won’t be on the outside looking in twice in a row for the first time since 1922. Some people in Montreal still haven’t forgiven them for that. It’s funny what a non-playoff year in Montreal can do. Suddenly, the glorious Canadiens are a team in disarray. Serge Savard, who has won two Stanley Cups, is being questioned and ridiculed at every turn. Jacques Demers, who led the team to the Stanley Cup two years ago, might not be the right man for the job. It didn’t help that…