I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but in the Midwest it is most definitely hockey weather. Here in Chicago the Blackhawks have gotten off to a rip-roaring start to the shorten NHL season, though the Sharks, the team I usually follow, are their usual disappointment (currently on a six game losing streak).
So if the hockey season has started late due to a labor dispute I suppose it is OK that The Hockey News app should be allowed to launch a bit late into the year, as well.
The Hockey News is published out of Toronto by Transcontinental Media. The print magazine has a circulation just over 100K, but this new tablet edition, The Hockey News Magazine should pump that up.
The tablet edition is a simple, but effective natively designed digital magazine, with only a minimum of tablet features such as pop-up captions and the like. Each page is self-contained on the tablet's screen – that is, no scrolling text boxes – but the reader navigates the magazine in what is now the standard fashion of scrolling through a multi-page story and swiping to reach the next story.
As The Hockey News is a weekly publication keeping the digital production work as simple as possible, while making sure it is a pleasurable read for digital subscribers is vitally important. I think the publisher has accomplished this goal with this new tablet edition.
There is a sample included in the app so that new readers can check out both the magazine and its new tablet edition.