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 - June 4, 2010 2:35 PM EDT
In the week-ending mailbag: Lidstrom returns to Wings; why let teams ice the puck?; Connolly's trade value; and more.
Let’s start this mailbag with a non-hockey note: By now you’ve probably heard about Major League Baseball’s major league controversy over the non-perfect perfect game by Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga – and the amazing amount of class and grace Galarraga showed toward umpire Jim Joyce who admitted he blew the call.
by Adam Proteau - May 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT
In the mailbag: Can the Hawks dump Huet?; Price or Halak?; why older jerseys are the best; and more.
We haven’t started the Stanley Cup final yet, but most of you question-posers are focused on anything other than the Blackhawks or Flyers this week.
by Adam Proteau - May 21, 2010 1:28 PM EDT
Heading into the extended respite, Adam answers on Malkin trade rumors, Panthers rebuild options, national anthems, and more.
If you’re growing weary of delays between NHL playoff games, remember, it could be a lot worse. You could be stuck watching NHL pre-season hockey, the biggest waste of time and ice since, well, this.
by Adam Proteau - May 14, 2010 2:08 PM EDT
Why do coaches hide their words? Rask back to the Leafs? Milbury off the air? One-team wonders? All answered in the mailbag.
Count me among the multitudes demanding Jaroslav Halak’s name be engraved on the Conn Smythe Trophy this very second. How is any still-playoff-active player going to top someone who virtually single-handedly eliminated the league’s best regular season team and its defending Stanley Cup champion? The only way I can see it happening is if Chicago’s Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane scores 10 goals in each of the next two series, then announces during an on-ice Cup celebration that they’re taking their lucrative contract extension and using it to buy the Phoenix Coyotes.
by Adam Proteau - May 7, 2010 1:19 PM EDT
In the end-of-week mailbag: Best coaches of the past 10 years; who will be the MVP; Flyers after Price?; and more.
Anybody else looking forward to the amazing Betty White hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend? If she’s not sitting in the first guest chair on “What Up With That?”, and playing ESPN Classic women’s sports at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum, I’ll be intensely displeased.
by Adam Proteau - April 30, 2010 12:56 PM EDT
In the Friday mailbag: second round picks; more ref conspiracies; Marc-Andre Fleury; and a Price trade proposal.
The NHL Players’ Association hasn’t had the most impressive success-to-failure ratio the past few years, but its decision to rename the Lester B.
by Adam Proteau - April 23, 2010 12:35 PM EDT
Adam answers on playoff warriors, Shattuck's vs. Notre Dame and a strange school project in this week's mailbag.
For all the times we in the hockey world chastise, antagonize and vilify NHL players, we should acknowledge the great lengths they go to entertain us.
by Adam Proteau - April 16, 2010 12:08 PM EDT
In the 38-year mailbag: Will the Oilers take Tyler or Taylor? More credit for Howard? Marleau to the Leafs? And more.
I don’t know about you, but after 38 birthdays, I think the rest should be silent, like the ‘k’ in ‘knead,’ or John Tortorella at a dinner celebrating the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
by Adam Proteau - April 9, 2010 2:10 PM EDT
In the mailbag this week: Playoff underdogs? NCAA coverage? The All-Stars? And life at THN?
I wonder what a one-sentence intro to the mailbag would look like? Adam, I am in a playoff pool and never come close to winning. Can you give me an educated guess as to who will go deep this season? I'm thinking Washington and Chicago, but that's too obvious.
by The Hockey News - April 2, 2010 9:35 AM EDT
In the mailbag: Who should the Oilers take? What of Kirill Kabanov? And who is the best player of all-time?
Adam Proteau is on a radical sabbatical, so we’ve again enlisted the help of THN staffers to open up the mailbag in his stead. The man who name sakes this feature’s title returns April 9, so keep those questions coming.
by Adam Proteau - March 26, 2010 1:05 PM EDT
In the mailbag: who will be better next season?; stopping the Columbus soundtrack? Norris nonsense? NHL boycott?
As I prepare for a week off the grid, I have a single overriding hope: that the NHL makes it through the next seven-to-10 days without either another ugly instance of on-ice blows to player melons or league brass’ bungling that traditionally follows such incidents.
by The Hockey News - March 19, 2010 10:20 AM EDT
THN staffers answer questions about retractable roofs; eye-for-an-eye suspensions; the Devils; and more.
Adam’s away, so other THN staffers have graciously stepped in to answer your queries this week. Proteau returns March 26, so keep those questions coming.
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