by Adam Proteau - June 2, 2011 12:17 PM EDT
Colin Campbell exits the most thankless job in hockey as Brendan Shanahan takes over. So does this signal a new era in supplemental discipline.
Colin Campbell, the preferred piñata for hockey fans who don’t understand the NHL’s power structure, stepped down Wednesday from his role as the league’s chief disciplinarian.
by Adam Proteau - May 31, 2011 5:05 PM EDT
After years of waiting, Winnipeg has its NHL hockey team back as the Thrashers relocate from Georgia.
And after the seventh NHL hockey team returned to Canada, the hockey gods rested. But the long-suffering people of Winnipeg rejoiced well into the last day of May and the first day of the rest of their professional hockey-loving lives.
by Adam Proteau - May 26, 2011 12:55 PM EDT
With one big name defenseman calling it a career, the Red Wings don't need to add another to replace him. Instead, they just need to plug holes.
You know how it goes when there’s an unexpected breakup in your life: denial and confusion to begin with, followed by the determination to find a better relationship as soon as you can.
by Adam Proteau - May 19, 2011 2:10 PM EDT
After melting away in Game 2, the Sharks have to go back to the drawing board to prepare for a make-or-break Game 3.
The notion of a make-or-break moment gets tossed around a ton during this time of the hockey year. Remember those alleged franchise defining games the Canucks had against the Blackhawks in the first round? They’re already at the bottom of our collective memory hole, almost instantly forgotten in favor of Vancouver’s next contest, period, or shift.
by Adam Proteau - May 12, 2011 1:35 PM EDT
Sean Avery's public service commercial in support of gay marriage stirred a new kind of debate in hockey circles.
Sean Avery has carved out a place as an NHL legend in large part for his unnatural ability to lure on-ice opponents into flying off the handle and committing acts they almost immediately regret.
by Adam Proteau - May 5, 2011 2:00 PM EDT
Goalies have been an issue in Philadelphia for far too long. If management has any sense, it'll fix the problem once and for all.
It’s all so very tired, this unending goaltending saga in Philadelphia. For yet another season, all of the Flyers’ good deeds on the ice are being undermined by an ownership and management group that sees goaltending as Posh Spice sees minimum standards of nutrition: unnecessary, overrated and something only ordinary folk worry themselves sick over.
by Adam Proteau - April 21, 2011 2:20 PM EDT
This year's Washington Capitals are a different breed. Instead of folding at the first sign of adversity, this team is battling through.
The jinx-o-phobe in me is always wary about writing an “I believe in this team” type of column. I know there will be fans who read such a piece and want to throw their computer or smartphone against the wall, while cursing me to high heaven for not just shutting the hell up and keeping my positivity on the inside.
by Adam Proteau - April 14, 2011 12:05 PM EDT
The ballot is in and Adam tells you exactly who he voted for on each major award and why he voted that way.
Being able to vote on the NHL Awards is a privilege I don’t take lightly. Along with the other members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association who cast a ballot, I carefully consider a number of factors before emailing in my choices and can justify all of them.
by Adam Proteau - April 7, 2011 1:45 PM EDT
Adam looks back at his personal prognostications from the start of the season to see how they all turned out.
It’s that time of year. Yes, playoff season, but also time to look back at NHL pre-season predictions and see how well you did. Let’s skip the niceties and get right to it.
by Adam Proteau - April 2, 2011 9:10 AM EDT
In the second part of this two-part article, we present the final four points on how the NHL can tackle its concussion problem.
In the March 21 issue of THN magazine, Adam Proteau canvassed people inside and out of the NHL to outline ideas on how to solve the concussion problems plaguing hockey.
by Adam Proteau - March 31, 2011 11:55 AM EDT
We present seven points on how the league could tackle its most important issue. Points 1-3 appear Thursday and 4-7 will appear Saturday.
There are few NHLers tougher than Ian Laperriere. In fact, The Hockey News named the Flyers right winger the league’s toughest player last season.
by Adam Proteau - March 24, 2011 3:44 PM EDT
Whether it's getting away from defense-first hockey or not punishing players who don't finish their checks, coaches at the highest level have to adjust to the times.
As everyone scrambles to assign blame for the issues that hamstring hockey from being as good as it can be, there’s one group that doesn’t take a fair share of the heat: the men in the cheap suits behind the benches.
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