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March 25, 2008

March 25, 2008

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.

THE STANDARDS

PLUS/MINUS

VISORS ON, STICKS DOWN High-sticking infractions have gone down since the AHL implemented mandatory visors. ANDERSON SUPER 134 shots against, one goal allowed for Florida’s Craig Anderson over a three-start stretch. BACK ON TRACK The Jonathan Cheechoo train is back on track as the Shark has rediscovered his goal-scoring touch. THRASH AND BURN Looks like Atlanta is back to its old missing-the-playoffs ways after last year’s division title. ROUGH RE-ENTRY After a long AHL stint, Dan Cloutier posted an .873 SP and 3.86 GAA through early March in the NHL. COACH KICKED Bryan Murray verbally abuses refs, gets the boot and watches Ducks once again top his Sens.…

THE STANDARDS

ASK THE EXPERTS

What’s keeping you up at night, hockey fans? If you’ve got a question about the game, drop us an email we’ll give you the inside scoop. THN, I love the rule about no line changes for the team that ices the puck, but why is that disadvantage nullified for a TV timeout? William Lange, Dania Beach, Fla. William, TV timeouts are scheduled at specific points in a game: The first whistle after six, 10 and 14 minutes of play in each period. There are exceptions where play will continue until the next stoppage, but icing is not one of them. THN, After Curtis Glencross of the Edmonton Oilers skated one lap in 13.37 seconds at the Oilers’ skills competition, they said he had unofficially beaten the record. So how does it become official? Matthew Bronson,…

THE STANDARDS

POLL RESULTS

After the trade deadline, who is the best team in the East? Pittsburgh 47% Montreal 26% New Jersey 17% Ottawa 9% SPIT IT OUT! GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST SEND US AN E-MAIL LETTERS@THEHOCKEYNEWS.COM OR LOG ON WWW.THEHOCKEYNEWS.COM SEND US SNAIL MAIL Letters, The Hockey News 25 Sheppard Ave. W., Suite 100 Toronto, ON., M2N 6S7, Canada BONUS! All subscribers get exclusive content on thehockeynews.com with an ALL-ACCESS PASS!…

IN THIS ISSUE

BETCHA DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE COMING

IF THERE IS ONE THING BRETT HULL IS, IT’S SELF-ASSURED. So it was rather odd for Hull to feel a little out of his element while attending his very first NHL general managers’ meetings in Naples, Fla., as co-GM of the Dallas Stars. “On the first night when we gathered for dinner, I told the other managers that not in my wildest dreams did I ever think this would be a part of my life,” Hull says. “I said, ‘Please let me start out by apologizing to everybody that I offended or rubbed the wrong way.’ ” The free-spirited Golden Brett always imagined riding off into the sunset when his playing days ended and spending the majority of his time at the country club, playing a round of 18 holes most days. Hunkering…