In this edition of The Hockey News, it’s our Money & Power Issue. The features include:
– Our 16th annual Top 100 People of Power and Influence list, counting down and profiling the men and women who hold the most clout in the world of hockey.
– Within the countdown you’ll find expanded features on cover boy Don Cherry, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, chief NHL disciplinarian Stephane Quintal, Russian hockey legend turned agent turned movie star Slava Fetisov, Senators GM Bryan Murray, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy and the ever-controversial Mike Milbury.
– How Rogers $5.2 billion investment is paying off.
– Why AHL teammates are both friends and foes.
– An analytical breakdown of what players give you the best bang for the buck.
– Can the NHL really thrive in Las Vegas? We take an expansive look at whether gambling on a second team in the desert is really a good bet.
– They make millions, but what can NHLers do to ensure they protect their fortune for the future and not get taken advantage of.
– The female pro game wants to be taken seriously and to do so it needs more sponsorship and increased day-to-day commitment from its athletes. But how can one happen without the other?
– We say goodbye to the legendary Jean Beliveau with a first-person article from his teammate and friend for 50 years, Yvan Cournoyer.
– What can the NHL do to stem the tide of the mumps outbreak?
– Are we headed for another lockout? NHLPA boss Don Fehr thinks we might be. Adam Proteau explains in Proteau Type.
– Profiles of Tyler Seguin, Sami Vatanen, Kris Versteeg, Tomas Tatar, Patrik Elias, Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Little in our NHL Team Reports package
– The 2014 MVP for each of the 30 NHL clubs.
– Kasperi Kapanen and Brock Boeser are profiled in our Prospects Report and Ryan Kennedy tells us why high school hockey is dying in once-fertile Minnesota.
– Stan Fischler takes us through the crazy but successful methods of Toronto’s Lil’ Major, Conn Smythe, in Strange But True.
– We catch up with Clint Malarchuk, who’s using his experiences battling mental illness to educate others, in Backchecking.
– And Ken Campbell says goodbye to his childhood hero, Jean Beliveau, in his Overtime column.