by Adam Proteau - March 12, 2009 3:58 PM EDT
While the NHL continues to keep its collective head in the sand regarding key issues, the Paul Kelly-led players are expressing progressive ideas.
The current World Baseball Classic hasn’t quite lived up to expectations, in no small part due to a lack of buy-in from the Major League Baseball Players’ Association that’s led to a notable absence of top stars in the tournament.
by Adam Proteau - March 5, 2009 1:24 PM EST
It wasn't the most hard-hitting trade deadline Wednesday, but lots of bodies were moved around nonetheless and we assess how each team fared.
Well, trade deadline madness is finally over for another year. If that disappoints you, just remember there’s only 118 days until the start of unrestricted free agency! For everybody else, here’s a breakdown of all 30 teams’ trade deadline activity (or absence thereof), and a grade for each team.
by Adam Proteau - February 26, 2009 1:59 PM EST
In hockey circles, no single day is bigger than trade deadline, but there are a few tips fans must follow.
Veteran observers of the National Hockey League are painfully familiar with the general tedium and intermittent bursts of intrigue that usually comprise its annual trade deadline day.
by Adam Proteau - February 19, 2009 12:16 PM EST
If any Leafs fans decide to boo their former captain when he returns to Toronto Saturday, they have good reason to.
When he steps through what to him will be the most unfamiliar of passageways – to everyone else, it’s the visiting team’s entrance to the ice – at the Air Canada Centre Saturday, Mats Sundin’s transformation from one-time Maple Leafs superstar to bygone relic of ruins past will be complete.
by Adam Proteau - February 12, 2009 11:55 AM EST
The final game at the famed former home of the Toronto Maple Leafs provided a night this author will never forget.
Friday will mark the 10-year anniversary of the last NHL game held at Maple Leaf Gardens – and 10 years since one of the most magical hockey-themed nights of my life.
by Adam Proteau - February 5, 2009 12:20 PM EST
Ask Adam gives you a chance to query Proteau about hockey, but what happens when Adam himself has a question?
Difficult as it may be for some (and my own ego) to believe, I don’t have all the answers. But I do have a whack-load of questions – and some attempts at answers.
by Adam Proteau - January 29, 2009 2:30 PM EST
Years of unnecessary injuries are coming to a climax and the NHL world is starting to see its culture of hate challenged by the public.
Little by little and day by day, time is running out on those who stubbornly cling to the unjustifiable belief that institutionalized recklessness and barely mitigated chaos is here to stay at the highest levels of professional hockey.
by Adam Proteau - January 22, 2009 5:34 PM EST
A team-by-team look at how each NHL club is performing in light of pre-season prognostications.
The all-star break is the traditional time (other than the quarter pole, pre-season, end of the regular season, conclusion of the playoffs and after unrestricted free agency winds down) where hockey observers like to take stock of team showings.
by Adam Proteau - January 15, 2009 9:25 AM EST
Named the best interview in an upcoming issue of THN, Jeremy Roenick explains what hockey is missing from its players off the ice.
In an upcoming edition of The Hockey News magazine, a group of NHL observers voted Jeremy Roenick the best interview in the league as part of our Best of Everything in Hockey series.
by Adam Proteau - January 8, 2009 9:44 AM EST
With playoff hopes again out of reach and little change of getting the super-sniper's name on a new deal, Atlanta's GM must act sooner than later.
In one of his Insider Blogs for TheHockeyNews.com, Jay Feaster wrote that he never wanted to be known as the GM who traded Vincent Lecavalier.
by Adam Proteau - December 29, 2008 10:07 AM EST
Thankfully 2009 draws near, because this past year was a forgettable one for many, many reasons.
Unless you were a disaster capitalist or Britney Spears’ fired-then-re-hired business manager – which, come to think of it, may be two sides of the same coin after all – you’ll probably agree with me that 2008, in a word and for the most part, sucked.
by Adam Proteau - December 18, 2008 2:52 PM EST
Hindsight is 20-20, but with the Lightning off to another horrendous start, would they have been better off with a blue-chip defenseman?
After the Tampa Bay Lightning finish salvaging a disastrous season of Howard The Duck proportions this coming spring, one of the main off-season talking points will center on the development and future of rookie Steven Stamkos.