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The Hockey News
Jason Kay
Former editors Bob McKenzie
Steve Dryden
Staff writers Ken Campbell
Adam Porteau
Categories Sports
Frequency Weekly
First issue 1947
Country Canada
Based in Toronto, Ontario
Language English
Website thehockeynews.com

The Hockey News, commonly abbrieviated to THN, is a North American ice hockey magazine published by Transcontinental. The Hockey News was founded in 1947 by Ken McKenzie and Bill Côté, and has since been perhaps the most recognized hockey publication in North America. The magazine has a readership of 225,000 people per issue, while the magazine's website counts two million total readers.[1]

Contents

Publications

THN publishes 34 regular issues and seven special magazines per year - the Season Opener, People of Power and Influence, Future Watch, Draft Preview, Season in Review, the Best of Everything in Hockey, and the Yearbook, listed as the top-selling hockey annual in North America.[1] It is available through subscription in North America and Europe and digitally to the rest of the world. THN is also available at many newsstands in North America. The magazine principally covers the National Hockey League (NHL), relying on local beat writers to cover each team. Smaller sections in the regular issues cover minor league, junior, college, and international hockey.

All-time NHL player rankings

In 1997, The Hockey News commemorated their 50th anniversary with a list of the 50 top NHL players of all-time. The rankings, which heralded Wayne Gretzky as the best player in the history of the NHL, were determined by a panel of judges that included past and present NHL general managers, coaches, and players, as well some of the most eminent members of hockey media. The following year, an expanded list of the Top 100 NHL players of All-Time was published.

Ten years later, in 2007, THN came out with a list of revised list in The Top 60 since 1967, which limited the rankings to players solely of the NHL's post-expansion era. In addition to accounting for the ten years that had past since previous rankings, editor-in-chief Jason Kay explained that the list was revised to exclude the pre-expansion era due to the fact that most analysts are not able to put the early NHL into sufficient context, adding that the original Top 50 publication "relied heavily on historical and statistical information to bring players of bygone eras into perspective."[2]

In 2008, the THN staff participated in the selection of the IIHF Centennial All-Star Team.

Staff

Jason Kay is the current editor-in-chief, while the magazine's senior writer is Ken Campbell. Its online writer who also contributes to the print issue is Adam Proteau. Former editors-in-chief include TSN broadcaster Bob McKenzie (no relation to the founder) and TSN producer Steve Dryden.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "About Us". The Hockey News. http://www.thehockeynews.com/pages/about_us.html. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  2. ^ Kay, Jason; Ken Campbell, Adam Proteau (2007). The Hockey News - The Top 60 since 1967. Montreal: Transcontinental Books. pp. 15. ISBN 978-0-9738355-4-0.  

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The Hockey News
Editor Jason Kay
Former Editors Bob McKenzie
Steve Dryden
Staff writers Ken Campbell
Adam Porteau
Categories Sports
Frequency Weekly
Total Circulation
(2009)
107000
First issue 1947
Country Canada
Based In Toronto, Ontario
Language English
Website thehockeynews.com

The Hockey News, commonly shortened to THN, is a North American ice hockey magazine published by Transcontinental. The Hockey News was created in 1947 by Ken McKenzie and Bill Côté, and has since been the most recognized hockey publication in North America. Over 225,000 people read each issue of the magazine, and the website has another two million people reading it.

=Magazine

= A total of 34 regular versions are are made every year. Another seven special magazines — the Season Opener, People of Power and Influence, Future Watch, Draft Preview, Season in Review, the Best of Everything in Hockey, and the Yearbook — are made every year as well. Most of the magazine is about the National Hockey League and written by local writers of the different teams. Other hockey leagues are also included, but they are discussed in less detail.

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