Before magazines, the only way for fans to get an up-close look at hockey players was to sneak telescopes into arenas or wear tires around their waists and pretend to be pucks. Keep watch of hockey happenings with today’s Groupon: for $23, you get a one-year magazine subscription to The Hockey News (a $52.95 value, including shipping and tax). The subscription includes the following:
- 30 regular and special bonus issues
- Full access to digital editions
- A daily email newsletter
- A free NHL swivel key chain with any team logo
The Hockey News, a magazine first printed in 1947, slides into readers’ hands to impart the latest news on pro, minor, college, and junior leagues. Hockey enthusiasts can flip through pages to admire colourful shots of their favourite players, peruse stats, or consult schedules to plan their winter hibernations around upcoming matches. Intrepid reporters interview the sport’s most recognizable personalities, and writers in all 30 NHL cities fill the publication’s pages with zoomed-in coverage of each team. Readers scan over roster lists or attempt to divine the future with sports scoops and prediction articles. Special issues stuff mailboxes with in-depth looks such as draft previews, season reviews, and a “Yearbook” edition. Optional daily email newsletters bring breaking news, and fans can load digital issues onto portable devices or copy articles into their etch-a-sketch for on-the-go reading. Subscriptions also equip readers with a complimentary swivel key chain that proudly displays logos from their favourite teams.