Have something you'd like to know about the NHL or have something to say about what The Hockey News has written? Every Friday, columnist Adam Proteau will respond to your emails in The Hockey News.com's mailbag feature.
by Adam Proteau - November 12, 2010 3:50 PM EST
In the week-ending mailbag Adam answers on the Leafs and shares a story about Cammi Granato as a minor hockey player.
Belated best wishes to all military personnel who serve and reflect the best qualities of their citizenry. Let’s move right to your questions: Happy Movember, Adam.
by Adam Proteau - November 5, 2010 1:30 PM EDT
Adam ends the week answering your questions on fighting, airfare and why there are no European GMs in the NHL.
It has to be more than a little jarring for fans of the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils - people used to rooting for consistently competitive teams year in and year out - to see their clubs flopping around like Mike Ribeiro or Maxim Lapierre this season.
by Adam Proteau - October 29, 2010 11:00 AM EDT
In the week-ending mailbag: How good is Pittsburgh?; chances of a 2012 lockout; and much more.
Hey journalism school kids: ever wanted to see what an opening paragraph for a reader mailbag looks like? Trick question – you’re already looking at one! (Okay, you try and come up with new and exciting opening paragraphs for a reader mailbag.
by Adam Proteau - October 22, 2010 2:45 PM EDT
In the Friday mailbag: Should the NHL suspend Avery for good?; more referee conspiracies; Capitals salary cap; and more.
Another Friday means another THN mailbag. As always, thanks to all who submitted questions – and don’t forget to check out the Ask Adam features in our magazine and on The Hockey News Radio Show every Friday.
by Adam Proteau - October 15, 2010 3:15 PM EDT
It wouldn't be a Friday without reader questions and this week we address referees, European games, Brian Burke and more.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – the Phoenix Coyotes have a new owner lined up! My favorite part of Darren Dreger’s report was the use of the word “conceptually.
by Adam Proteau - October 8, 2010 1:35 PM EDT
We get to readers' questions about Marc-Andre Bergeron, big issues in hockey and the chances of a Toronto outdoor game.
Well, that was a pretty impressive first night of NHL action, no? As I mentioned on my Twitter feed, this is the part of the calendar where you realize why summer is seriously overrated.
by Adam Proteau - October 1, 2010 2:05 PM EDT
In the mailbag, Adam tackles questions on: the league's best hitter, why Niemi didn't become an Oiler and more.
We’re a week away from genuine NHL hockey and you’re all ramping up your question-submitting efforts accordingly. Perpetual thanks to everyone who takes a moment to write – and to folks who understand why I can’t get to all of them.
by Adam Proteau - September 24, 2010 3:40 PM EDT
Adam Proteau answers on which team is good to run with; the impact of Dion Phaneuf; and where the NHL will go next.
Hey all. Hope you’re unlike me and enjoying the nutrition-free sporting Slurpee that is pre-season hockey. Meanwhile, you should prepare for some structural changes at THN.
by Adam Proteau - September 17, 2010 2:30 PM EDT
In the week-ending mailbag: Where does Niemi fit in?; does Wilson have to win?; and another bet against Columbus.
What would your reaction be if an NHL legend stood up today and said the following: “Concussions have brought the consciousness to the problem, but I think the problem is (sport)-related injuries period and the lack of support from the league of those players who have suffered those injuries…the denial factor has been unbelievable.
by Adam Proteau - September 10, 2010 3:25 PM EDT
This week's mailbag discusses the biggest disappointment in draft history, government-funded arenas and more.
There are many ways to write the introductory paragraph to a hockey mailbag. This is one of them. Bonjour Adam. Here in Quebec we are having a tough debate on government money for a new arena for an NHL team.
by Adam Proteau - September 3, 2010 12:31 PM EDT
Can price lead Montreal to the dance? The blogosphere? New Avalanche owner? And Thomas vs. Rask.
Kovalchuk. Kaberle. Coyotes ownership. There – that’s the last you’ll see of any of those words in today’s mailbag. Hope everyone has a safe and joyous Labor Day weekend.
by Adam Proteau - August 27, 2010 11:25 AM EDT
In the week-ending mailbag: who gets the C?; what of Manny Fernandez?; Russia dominating in 2014; and more.
Hey gang – did you hear, courtesy of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, that fan reaction to his league’s participation in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics was “a mixed bag?” It is to laugh – and it is to laugh heartily, for an extended stretch of time, and possibly to the point of internal injury.
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