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November 3, 2008

November 3, 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.

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PLUS/MINUS

FABULOUS FABIAN Dallas rookie Fabian Brunnstrom becomes just third player to score hat trick in NHL debut. SHARP SABRE Thomas Vanek is not only scoring, but scoring in all situations for the Buffalo Sabres. NICE TRIBUTE Statues of Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio join the one of Gordie Howe outside Joe Louis Arena. NO SAVVY Did four games really convince the Hawks that Denis Savard was the wrong coach? Why not make the move during the summer? BOO-DAJ Avs goalie Peter Budaj has downright scary start to year. DIRTY DOZEN The Bruins have lost 12 straight regular season games to their old rivals from Montreal.…

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HAWKS GET GREEDY

EVERYTHING LOOKED TO BE going so well for the Chicago Blackhawks. After most of the past decade out of the playoffs and a fan base that was dwindling down to the diehards, the management and ownership of the Original Six franchise started turning the corner a few seasons ago. An abundance of high draft picks has resulted in a gushing pipeline of young talent, the next generation of Wirtz ownership started giving back to the fans and expectations rose above sea level for the first time since the days of Jeremy Roenick and Chris Chelios. Then when Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews arrived last season and electrified the city and league with their rookie exploits, the Blackhawks got greedy. And careless. Rather than develop the likes of Cam Barker and Corey Crawford for…

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WHAT’S IN YOUR SUITCASE, LUKE SCHENN?

“I brought my passport for sure. I forgot it one road trip and that didn’t go over too well. I brought my Xbox 360 for the hotel. I’ve got NHL 09 and I have a season going with the Leafs; that’s going pretty good. I also have a lucky tie. It’s hard living out of a suitcase. I’ve packed light and I’m starting to wear the same clothes over and over.”…

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BEST OF THE BOOKS

The legendary goaltender’s father takes fans behind the scenes for this incredibly detailed look at the life of one of the NHL’s best players ever. At over 500 pages long, there are certainly some parts of this book that could have been trimmed, but getting the lowdown on the 1986 Stanley Cup, the trade to Colorado and Roy’s childhood is all fascinating stuff.…