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Should coaches get suspended?

Should coaches get suspended?

by Adam Proteau - June 10, 2011 2:05 PM EDT

Should the league suspend coaches for their players' actions?; what are the chances the Panthers relocate?; and more.
Happy almost-ended NHL season! I’ll be away next Friday, but the mailbag never goes away, so keep sending your inquiries to the usual location.


Relocation or contraction?

Relocation or contraction?

by Adam Proteau - June 3, 2011 3:15 PM EDT

If the NHL has to move another franchise, where will it go?; should Columbus sign a No. 1 goalie?; and more.
Still checking in with a hockey mailbag at the beginning of June? Congratulations - you’re officially in too deep! Just kidding. Thanks as always for submitting questions, even if I can’t get to all of them.


Who goes East when the Jets return?

Who goes East when the Jets return?

by Adam Proteau - May 27, 2011 12:10 PM EDT

The Jets impact?...How'd the Canucks get good?...Capped out Red Wings?...Thrashers' future?
What’s that, you say? How do I come up with a different lead-in paragraph to THN’s mailbag each and every Friday? Simple, I pretend you’re asking me a question, type it out and provide an answer.


Are the Canadiens too small?

Are the Canadiens too small?

by Adam Proteau - May 20, 2011 2:40 PM EDT

In the week-ending mailbag: do the Habs need to beef up?; who deserves the Cup most?; hometown discount?; and more.
Hide your wife, hide your kids and hide your husband, because we’re answering mailbag questions out here! (You know the routine - you send me questions, I pick some and answer them either here, in The Hockey News Magazine or on THN Radio.


Does Detroit need a goalie?

Does Detroit need a goalie?

by Adam Proteau - May 13, 2011 2:11 PM EDT

Adam answers your questions on Jimmy Howard, relocation to Seattle, the Canadiens defense and more.
If it’s Friday and it’s online at THN.com, then it almost certainly must be the mailbag. Below are a selection of questions you – yes, YOU – submitted via email.


Should Senators fans be optimistic?

Should Senators fans be optimistic?

by Adam Proteau - May 6, 2011 2:35 PM EDT

Will the Sens rebound or rebuild next season?; are the Capitals becoming the Sharks?; Iginla, Luongo in 2014?; and more.
If you’re wondering about sending in a question to the mailbag, wonder no more and drop me a line. I can’t get to them all, but make yours interesting and I’ll try to answer it either online, in THN’s magazine mailbag, or on THN Radio.


Which NHL duo is the best?

Which NHL duo is the best?

by Adam Proteau - April 29, 2011 1:49 PM EDT

Which forward combination is the best?; would players rather go to Quebec than Winnipeg?; and more.
The second round of the 2011 playoffs started last night. I went 7-1 with my first round picks and nailed four series in the precise number of games.


Who will replace Lemaire?

Who will replace Lemaire?

by Adam Proteau - April 15, 2011 1:30 PM EDT

Who's next in Jersey: Kirk Muller? Ken Hitchcock? Someone else?; GM Murray's odd Ottawa extension; and more.
This is a birthday mailbag - mine, not the mailbag’s. How old am I? How dare you. Just get on with the reading of the questions below, OK? Adam, when you cast your vote for the Calder Trophy, do you take potential past NHL experience into consideration? For instance, would you weigh Jeff Skinner and Logan Couture differently? One way to look at it is they're both technically rookies and that's all that matters.


Will Ottawa be back in 2011-12?

Will Ottawa be back in 2011-12?

by Adam Proteau - April 8, 2011 2:27 PM EDT

In the week-ending mailbag: How good will the Sens be?; what if Anaheim's Big Three played in Toronto; and more.
Ask yourself: have I submitted a question to the THN.com mailbag yet? Then ask yourself: why am I letting some random hockey writer tell me what to ask myself? While you’re thinking up answers for yourself, enjoy the questions and responses below.


Bobbing for a goalie

Bobbing for a goalie

by Adam Proteau - April 1, 2011 12:02 PM EDT

Can the Flyers survive with Bobrovsky?; Fleury for the Hart?; Marchand for the Calder?; and much more.
Happy April Fool’s Day. There are no prank-like shenanigans in this mailbag – or are there? No, for serious, there aren’t. Instead, it’s just your usual batch of intriguing questions and my answers.


Mandatory visors?

Mandatory visors?

by Adam Proteau - March 25, 2011 3:30 PM EDT

In Adam's triumphant return, he tackles questions on visors, the Ducks, player payment, helmets and more.
Hello. This is a hockey-themed mailbag. Actually, this is the lead-in paragraph to a hockey-themed mailbag. Did you know how difficult it is to write a different lead-in-paragraph to a hockey-themed mailbag after a few years of writing different lead-in-paragraphs to hockey-themed mailbags? Well, it is.


What happened to the Avalanche?

What happened to the Avalanche?

by The Hockey News - March 18, 2011 1:23 PM EDT

In the week-ending mailbag: how did the Avs drop off so fast?; how to become a broadcaster; winning percentage; and more.
Top of the mornin’ after to ya. Hopefully your March Madness brackets aren’t busted, your favorite NHL team is still alive in the playoff hunt and, if the weather where you are is anything like it is in Toronto on this Friday, you’re able to get outside and enjoy it.


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