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Screen Shots: Hockey's culture must change when dealing with head injuries

Screen Shots: Hockey's culture must change when dealing with head injuries

by Adam Proteau - September 30, 2010 1:24 PM EDT

When Ian Laperriere, the league's toughest player, realizes it's time to take a step back, the whole hockey world should take notice.
I like Ian Laperriere, as a player and as a person, quite a bit. In fact, I was one of the chief advocates for giving the Flyers’ winger THN’s now-annual award as the toughest player in the NHL last season.


Screen Shots: So you want to be a sportswriter...

Screen Shots: So you want to be a sportswriter...

by Adam Proteau - September 23, 2010 3:00 PM EDT

Being employed to write about hockey is a fun job to have, but it's not as glamorous as it may seem, so here's a quiz to see if it's something you'd enjoy doing.
I get a number of inquiries, on a regular basis, from teenagers and 20-somethings interested in becoming hockey journalists. But while it’s terribly nice to know I work in a business so many people want to be a part of, I get the sense few of those folks have any idea about the less-than-glamorous realities of the job.


Screen Shots: Western Conference predictions

Screen Shots: Western Conference predictions

by Adam Proteau - September 16, 2010 2:30 PM EDT

Last week we saw the East, so this week Adam unveils his picks for the order of finish in the West.
Sometimes, when I feel as if I haven’t been sufficiently denigrated (or had my mom’s marriage status at the time of my birth questioned) by denizens of cyberspace, I remind myself, “Proteau, hang tight for a few more days/weeks/months, because soon enough, it’ll be pre-season prediction time.


Screen Shots: Eastern Conference predictions

Screen Shots: Eastern Conference predictions

by Adam Proteau - September 9, 2010 4:05 PM EDT

Just like every year, Adam Proteau releases his personal prognostications for the upcoming season, starting with the East.
Sometimes, when I feel as if I haven’t been sufficiently denigrated (or had my mom’s marriage status at the time of my birth questioned) by denizens of cyberspace, I remind myself, “Proteau, hang tight for a few more days/weeks/months, because soon enough, it’ll be pre-season prediction time.


Screen Shots: The powerful Southeast, crazy ticket prices and small-town stars

Screen Shots: The powerful Southeast, crazy ticket prices and small-town stars

by Adam Proteau - September 2, 2010 3:25 PM EDT

The Southeast Division has been made the butt of jokes for years, but seems to be turning a corner; and other thoughts from around the league.
In honor of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, I’ve labored (and failed) to come up with one full-length Thursday column. Instead, here are some more compacted thoughts on late-summer NHL news: • The Southeast Division has been dumped on in recent years - and I’ve participated in a good amount of the dumping.


Screen Shots: NHL work stoppage in 2012 far from a sure thing

Screen Shots: NHL work stoppage in 2012 far from a sure thing

by Adam Proteau - August 27, 2010 2:20 PM EDT

With the expected arrival of Donald Fehr as executive director of the NHLPA many fear another lockout, but there are plenty of reasons to the contrary.
By all accounts, the billionaire’s boogeyman, Don Fehr, is on the verge of becoming the new executive director of the NHL Players’ Association.


Screen Shots: NHL season outcome at the mercy of random events

Screen Shots: NHL season outcome at the mercy of random events

by Adam Proteau - August 19, 2010 11:37 AM EDT

While it's fun to make predictions and break down expectations, a season is often won and lost on an unexpected twist.
As an information provider, I should on some level be pleased we’re living in the Information Age. But I have many levels – and at least a couple of them can see some downside in the maelstrom of media content we’ve created.


Screen Shots: How reality TV would help women's hockey

Screen Shots: How reality TV would help women's hockey

by Adam Proteau - August 5, 2010 10:37 AM EDT

Because the women's game doesn't get the credit it deserves, Adam Proteau has an idea to give the women more exposure.
Reality TV shows: can’t live with ’em, can’t avoid ’em even if you faked your own death and moved to a Luddite-only locale.


Screen Shots: Paul Bissonnette, the NHL's social networking revolutionary

Screen Shots: Paul Bissonnette, the NHL's social networking revolutionary

by Adam Proteau - July 22, 2010 1:30 PM EDT

Far from a household name, the Coyotes enforcer had some of the most intriguing Twitter messages until his account mysteriously disappeared.
I feel bad for Paul Bissonnette today. But I feel worse for the rest of us. In case you weren’t aware, Bissonnette – by night, a gritty plugger for the Phoenix Coyotes and more recently, a hilarious chronicler of the hockey-and-non-hockey world – de-activated his wildly popular Twitter account Wednesday.


Screen Shots: Simon Gagne would be nice, not necessary, for Lightning turnaround

Screen Shots: Simon Gagne would be nice, not necessary, for Lightning turnaround

by Adam Proteau - July 15, 2010 2:30 PM EDT

If Simon Gagne is available for trade, the Lightning will certainly make a call. However, the Flyers scorer won't make or break Yzerman's team.
The Tampa Bay Lightning may or may not be interested in the services of left winger Simon Gagne. However, in my mind, the Bolts’ playoff hopes don’t hinge on acquiring the Flyers sniper.


Screen Shots: The difference between NHL and NBA players

Screen Shots: The difference between NHL and NBA players

by Adam Proteau - July 8, 2010 11:54 AM EDT

Watching the NBA free agency period has made it abundantly clear why hockey fans find it so much easier to connect with players.
I rag on NHL players a lot – and with good reason. Their boring nicknames roll off an assembly line, they’re far from the most worldly of individuals, and their union-maintaining abilities leave much to be desired.


Screen Shots: NHL teams at the movies, Pt. 2

Screen Shots: NHL teams at the movies, Pt. 2

by Adam Proteau - June 21, 2010 1:35 PM EDT

Last week we looked at the West, so this week we look at the East in an annual tradition of breaking down each team's season.
Once again, it’s time for this space’s year-end tradition of selecting a real-life movie title and critic’s review (from www.


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