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Screen Shots: 2008-09 Western Conference predictions

Screen Shots: 2008-09 Western Conference predictions

by Adam Proteau - September 18, 2008 4:38 PM EDT

Adam ignores the wisdom of Wilbur Wright and gives his Western Conference predictions, from both an optimist and pessimist view.
"I confess that in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years…Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions.


Screen Shots: A rotten lesson from a great friend

Screen Shots: A rotten lesson from a great friend

by Adam Proteau - September 11, 2008 1:57 PM EDT

On Mike Brophy's last day in the office, Adam Proteau shares a prank he was lured into by the long-time senior writer.
I’m writing this on THN senior writer Mike Brophy’s final day in our Toronto office. As some of you have heard, Broph is moving on to become a full-time member of the Sportsnet team.


Screen Shots: Debate must continue in order to improve the game

Screen Shots: Debate must continue in order to improve the game

by Adam Proteau - September 4, 2008 1:41 PM EDT

If complacency is allowed to set back in, the game is doomed to return to the days of the Dead-Puck Era... or worse.
At a time when the phrase “hockey mom” has been co-opted to soften the façade of a political party not renowned for its nurturing nature, I felt the need to talk a little politics with you.


Screen Shots: Q&A with NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly

Screen Shots: Q&A with NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly

by Adam Proteau - August 28, 2008 1:50 PM EDT

The union's head honcho talks about the stability of U.S. teams, Euro coaches and GMs, and the size of goalie equipment.
In early August, I sat down with NHL Players’ Association executive director Paul Kelly in his Toronto office for an hour-long conversation regarding his first year on the job.


Screen Shots: The Hockey Show host more than just a pretty face

Screen Shots: The Hockey Show host more than just a pretty face

by Adam Proteau - August 21, 2008 1:57 PM EDT

Host of The Hockey Show, Carrie Milbank fell in love with hockey growing up in Houston thanks to a classic video game.
It’s no secret I have no time for misogynist oafs who believe women don’t have any place in the hockey community. Those nitwits obviously haven’t read Hockey Hall of Fame-honored writer Helene Elliott, checked out devout Islanders booster Dee Karl, or watched Kings broadcaster Heidi Androl.


Screen Shots: Ranking the NHL by division

Screen Shots: Ranking the NHL by division

by Adam Proteau - August 14, 2008 2:50 PM EDT

It's a little too early for this writer to set his predictions for this season, so instead, Adam ranks the divisions.
We’re on the cusp of NHL pre-season predictions time, a fact I’m certain indicates that hockey fans around the world are stretching out and warming up their indignation muscles as you read this.


Screen Shots: Improving the discourse

Screen Shots: Improving the discourse

by Adam Proteau - July 31, 2008 2:44 PM EDT

THN's local hate mail expert has six things he'd be happy to go the rest of his life without seeing.
Before I became immersed in the lucrative, groupie-laden, glamorous world of sports journalism, I dabbled in government work, a career choice that afforded me a fair amount of insight into the often-depressing realities of dealing with the almost-always angry general public on a daily basis.


Screen Shots: St. Louis could be singing the Blues again in April

Screen Shots: St. Louis could be singing the Blues again in April

by Adam Proteau - July 24, 2008 12:58 PM EDT

St. Louis started the 2007-08 campaign on the right track, but the reality of a rebuild set in and it's likely they'll be left out again in 2009.
As regular readers of this website will know, The Hockey News staff recently convened to debate and decide our official standings predictions for the NHL’s 2008-09 season.


Screen Shots: The five worst signings of 2008

Screen Shots: The five worst signings of 2008

by Adam Proteau - July 10, 2008 2:28 PM EDT

When fans wondered why ticket prices are as high as they are, they should look no further than this countdown.
Calling a particular NHL player “overpaid” is almost always a relative kind of categorization. Why, it wasn’t long ago when some NHL GMs were threatening to take half gainers from the rooftops after a deal like Dustin Penner’s (which averages $4.


Screen Shots: Free agency winners and losers

Screen Shots: Free agency winners and losers

by Adam Proteau - July 3, 2008 2:07 PM EDT

With the ever-so-important first couple of UFA frenzy days in the bag, we look at the best and worst team performances.
Some 48 hours after the NHL’s unrestricted free agency season kicked off, the prevailing sense among hockey observers was one of utter bewilderment.


Screen Shots: Free agent blueline help at a premium

Screen Shots: Free agent blueline help at a premium

by Adam Proteau - June 26, 2008 11:23 AM EDT

This off-season may not have the biggest names available on the free agent market, but there are still a few defensemen who will rake in the dough.
Adam Proteau is away this week. A fresh Screen Shots will return July 3. In the meantime, this article originally appeared in the May 13 edition of The Hockey News.


Screen Shots: Best and worst hockey movies of all-time

Screen Shots: Best and worst hockey movies of all-time

by Adam Proteau - June 19, 2008 3:16 PM EDT

With Mike Myers' Love Guru to hit screens Friday, lets look at the best and worst celluloid representations of our great game.
Having just seen The Love Guru, the Mike Myers-comedy with a story that centers around hockey, I can confirm it won’t be remembered as one of the greatest movies to make the sport a key part of its plot.


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