by Adam Proteau - March 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT
Following a tweet from Jake Gardiner's agent, a discussion has erupted about his place on the NHL team. But more development time is always better.
When former Maple Leafs center and current San Jose Sharks broadcaster Jamie Baker recently remembered his time as an NHLer in the Toronto fishbowl, he recalled some words of wisdom from a franchise legend.
by Adam Proteau - March 7, 2013 10:20 AM EST
Stompin' Tom Connors, creator of The Hockey Song, passed away Wednesday night, but hockey will never forget him.
Canada and the hockey world lost a leviathan Wednesday when the musician and songwriter Stompin’ Tom Connors died at age 77. Despite living a hard and often unforgiving life, the man who wrote The Hockey Song gave a sport and a nation a wondrous collection of music that will live on long after all of us join him in the great beyond.
by Adam Proteau - February 28, 2013 12:45 PM EST
The number of big-name players out with concussions shows the league must take more steps to stop head injuries.
The names pile on top of one another like a giant mound of hockey sticks in the world’s biggest pickup game. Evgeni Malkin. Rick Nash.
by Adam Proteau - February 20, 2013 7:35 PM EST
Lindy Ruff was coach of the Sabres since 1997 and his dismissal could be the start of an overhaul to the franchise.
You can’t say Lindy Ruff never had enough chances to succeed in Buffalo. Indeed, the Sabres’ longest-serving coach and the man who had more tenure with his team than any other current NHL coach spent 5,693 days on the job before the franchise fired him Wednesday afternoon.
by Adam Proteau - February 14, 2013 1:20 PM EST
While the Senators suffered a major setback this season, any shortcomings will pay off in high draft picks and blue-chip prospects.
As Erik Karlsson fell to the ice in agony Wednesday night, you could almost hear millions of Senators fan voices crying out in terror before being suddenly silenced.
by Adam Proteau - February 9, 2013 6:05 PM EST
It comes up every year, but Doug Wilson has finally had enough and will put the subject on the agenda at the GM meetings in March.
The debate around the dimensions of goalie pads has been around for years, if not decades. And San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson isn’t about to allow the contentious issue to fade into the background, because he and others believe the padding has become less about protection and more about stopping pucks from going through a netminder’s five-hole.
by Adam Proteau - February 7, 2013 1:00 PM EST
With the margin for error so thin in the NHL, it's time the league added an off-ice official to weigh in on calls that could determine the outcome of a game.
Hockey referees make mistakes. Everybody knows it and everybody expects it. But some mistakes are worse than others. Some errors in judgment leave a more lasting bitter residue under the tongue.
by Adam Proteau - January 31, 2013 2:35 PM EST
With Iginla coming up to free agency this summer and Kiprusoff in 2014, will Flames management finally blow it up?
There have been a slew of surprises in this truncated NHL season: the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders currently sit fifth and sixth in their respective conferences; on certain nights, the Pittsburgh Penguins and defending Stanley Cup champion L.
by Adam Proteau - January 24, 2013 10:48 AM EST
The NHL's chief disciplinarian talks about this year's officiating standard, the culture of hockey and more.
Now in his second season as the NHL’s chief disciplinarian and senior vice-president of player safety, Brendan Shanahan has no shortage of issues to deal with: there are new rules, changes to the suspension process and adjustment periods for virtually everyone involved in the league.
by Adam Proteau - January 17, 2013 3:00 PM EST
Adam offers up his projections and his thought process behind them for this 48-game season.
Finally – and I mean, finally – it’s time for NHL pre-season predictions. Normally, I do not look forward to dealing with fans incensed by my picks, but after the nonsensical lockout, I’m welcoming it this year.
by Adam Proteau - January 6, 2013 3:15 PM EST
As some teams will need to do a little work around the salary cap, will rumors such as Luongo to the Leafs play out?
With the NHL lockout at an end, the race to finish off franchise rosters will be swift. Some teams have few changes to make – most notably, the defending-champion L.
by Adam Proteau - December 27, 2012 10:11 AM EST
Some go a little too far in supporting their home country, to the point where they have to drag others down.
Some call the annual IIHF World Junior Championship the most wonderful time of the hockey year. For the most part, it is. The best collection of the sport’s blossoming talent converges to battle not for money, but for their homelands.
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