The Hockey News has been "the bible of hockey" for over 60 years, so it is no surprise they do history well.
I've talked with Jason Kay, editor of THN, about opening up those archival vaults to the general public, either as some sort of online or CD-rom service. After all, the weekly written word on hockey is the best pre-internet archive available. No word on anything tangible yet however.
But they have done a really good job of celebrating history in their weekly issues, especially this season.
Take a look at the current issue. The March 11, 2008 issue features a cover story about the incredible rookie race. But inside you will get a look back at hockey in Kansas City, the minor league travels of Washington coach Bruce Boudreau, and a career profile of Soviet star Viktor Khatulev.
I would love to see the archive. I don't recall if you were part of the Hockey Prospectus group a few years ago (we were going to put together an annual book), but the topic was discussed amongst us and nothing came out of it. My fingers are crossed this time!
I think a lot of the historical content is because they are celebrating their 60th anniversary.
It's all well and good to tell me how good The Hockey News is, but from what I have been told, it is no longer available in printed form here in the United States.
do you mean at newsstands? because i have subscription and get it every week in the US.
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