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 - 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.
by Adam Proteau - August 20, 2010 2:09 PM EDT
Adam's back to answer your questions, which this week range from Marc Staal to Bobby Ryan, the Blue Jackets and more.
I’m back to the grind and looking troublingly tanned. If anyone out there has any mosquito massacring tips, kindly contact me at the usual location.
by The Hockey News - August 13, 2010 11:49 AM EDT
In the last Adam-less mailbag of the summer, THN staffers answer on Ray Emery, Marc Savard, buyouts and more.
Adam’s off for one more Friday, so for the final time this summer THN staffers will tackle the mailbag. A new hockey season is on the horizon, but there are still plenty of rumors swirling, trades to be made, free agents to be signed and rosters to be completed.
by Rory Boylen - August 6, 2010 11:20 AM EDT
With Adam away, web editor Rory Boylen answers your questions on a wide array of topics.
As Brian Costello so accurately pointed out in his blog, it’s a little quiet around the THN office this week. Summer’s in the air, my golf scores are at all-time highs and it doesn’t look as though the slow-pitch team will be winning any banners this year.
by The Hockey News - July 30, 2010 10:05 AM EDT
In the mailbag: How do teams decide where to put youngsters? Where will Patrick O'Sullivan end up? Are dynasties dead?
It's vacation days Proteau for this week (and the next two. Lucky SOB), so the other staffers step up to respond to your off-season queries. Hey Adam, I am relatively new fan of hockey.
by Adam Proteau - July 23, 2010 1:15 PM EDT
Can the Cats pull it off?; Is Frolov a fit in Toronto?; No hockey at the ESPYs; Jay Feaster in Calgary; and more
In the next three weeks – this is very tough – I'm going to take my talents on vacation. Therefore, there will be no Screen Shots column until Aug.
by Adam Proteau - July 16, 2010 2:40 PM EDT
How did the Bruins land Tyler Seguin?; who deserves the next NHL franchise?; European NHL coaches?; and more.
A good Friday to everyone except those reading this on another day. Some quick housekeeping items before a selection of your questions and my answers: I’ll be on vacation starting at 4:30:01 p.
by Adam Proteau - July 9, 2010 11:54 AM EDT
In the mailbag: questions about the Blue & White, Black & White, an All-Canada League, and Mike Rathje.
Now that the poor people of Cleveland have been devastated and disgusted by LeBron James’ decision to abandon them for the sticky glitz of Miami, what better time for Gary Bettman to strike while the iron is hot (not to mention the pitchforks and torches) and award Northern Ohio an NHL franchise? Call them the Cleveland Loyalists – or the Cleveland Non-Bron-Brons, or the Cleveland NeverGonnaGiveYouUps – and I’m guessing you’ve got 41 instant sellouts at Quicken Loans Arena.
by Adam Proteau - July 2, 2010 12:45 PM EDT
Sabres biggest losers? Future considerations? Salary cap loopholes? What should the Oilers do? And more.
Well, that was a fun first day of free agency, wasn’t it? Defensemen held all the bargaining power; big-name goalies such as Evgeni Nabokov and Marty Turco appear to have priced themselves out of a full-time NHL job; and to keep things light, the usual GM suspects in Manhattan and Calgary delivered a heap of humor for fans of every team except the Rangers and Flames.
by Adam Proteau - June 25, 2010 1:55 PM EDT
What will the Sharks do in net?; Where does Dan Ellis fit in?; The Hall of Fame induction process; and more.
A quick programming note to begin this Draft Day mailbag: in spite of reports to the contrary, The Hockey News Radio Show will return to the XM Home Ice airwaves on July 1, the first day of free agency, from 3-4 p.
by Adam Proteau - June 18, 2010 2:10 PM EDT
In the mailbag: Are the Canadiens nuts?; Adam Burish's comments; most exciting time of year; and more.
There’s no THN Radio this week on XM Home Ice 204, but our biweekly summer schedule begins next Friday from 3-4 p.m. Eastern. No break in the relentless rate at which your mailbag questions come in, though.
by Adam Proteau - June 11, 2010 1:46 PM EDT
In the mailbag: Did Chicago deserve to win?; Patrick Marleau, the New York Rangers and more.
Hearty congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks players and management on their NHL championship. But heartier congrats to Hawks fans – be they tattered-and-worn survivors of the BillWirtzocalypse years, or new fans of the team and the sport – for breathing such life into the organization over the past few years.
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