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The replacements

The replacements

by The Hockey News - January 8, 2010 11:34 AM EST

With Adam off, THN staffers answer your questions on the SPHL, Steve Mason's struggles, Gilbert Brule, and more.
Adam's away this week, but never fear, the THN staffers are here to tackle your questions. Check back next week for Adam's triumphant return.


Heaven and hell

Heaven and hell

by Adam Proteau - December 18, 2009 1:55 PM EST

In the mailbag: Tavares for Team Canada? Where's Satan? Front-loaded deals? And the best Christmas movies?
As I mentioned last week, I’ll be self-sidelined after today and will continue in that state until the week of Jan. 11. (Sticklers for detail may insist on labeling my absence a “vacation,” but I’m going with “conditioning-optional conditioning stint.


Cash cow

Cash cow

by Adam Proteau - December 11, 2009 1:35 PM EST

Proteau digs through the mailbag to find questions on front-loaded contracts... ugly jerseys... wood sticks... Euro NHLers... and more.
Long story short: seeing as I’ve been woefully under-vacationed this year, I’ll be taking an extended break after next week’s mailbag.


Singing praises

Singing praises

by Adam Proteau - December 4, 2009 1:21 PM EST

In this week's mailbag: Grading the Wild... Will Ovie get his comeuppance?... and who will win the Art Ross.
Greetings once again from THN’s maestro of mailbaggage. Flummoxed because you don’t see your question here – or because you’re uncertain what flummoxed means? Can’t help you on the latter problem, but I can suggest you check the AA feature in The Hockey News magazine and listen to The Hockey News Radio Show on XM Home Ice 204 to see if I used it there.


Double standards

Double standards

by Adam Proteau - November 27, 2009 1:25 PM EST

In the mailbag: the future of the Canadiens... thoughts on Brendan Burke... support for Theo... Ovie's punishment... and more.
A belated happy Thanksgiving to our American cousins. So many great questions this week and not enough space to answer them all: my apologies to those who don’t see their inquiry here.


Identity crisis

Identity crisis

by Adam Proteau - November 20, 2009 11:49 AM EST

In the mailbag this week: Who's your all-time team?... Why doesn't Canada ice two Olympic entries? And more.
I got an Ask Adam question this week from a woman congratulating me on being hired as Panthers assistant coach and wishing me good luck in being inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame.


Very superstitious

Very superstitious

by Adam Proteau - November 13, 2009 1:00 PM EST

In the mailbag, Adam answers your questions on: Tim Thomas, meeting players at the ACC, playing on holidays, and more.
It’s Friday the 13th! Oooga Booga Booga and all that jazz. Here’s your weekly batch of Qs and As. Adam, If Tim Thomas got injured, what will the situation look like for the Bruins? Larry Finger, Lenox, Iowa Larry, Without Thomas’ heroics between Boston’s pipes, the Bruins would be a combination of The Chevy Chase Show, New Coke and the second incarnation of the WHA.


On the move

On the move

by Adam Proteau - November 6, 2009 11:19 AM EST

In the mailbag: Liambas suspension?... Where will Atlanta and Florida go?... Germany's goalie?... and more.
It’s Hockey Hall of Fame weekend here in THN Headquarters Land – and we’re looking forward to seeing all five hockey-lifers take their place as honored members.


Stats and order

Stats and order

by Adam Proteau - October 30, 2009 1:07 PM EDT

Adam answers your questions on the shootout, NHLers in movies and the direction of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In the Ask Adam mailbag system, the process is represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the readers, who ask questions, and the writer, who answers them.


Plain to see

Plain to see

by Adam Proteau - October 23, 2009 12:50 PM EDT

In the mailbag: line matching on TV... NHL back in Quebec City?... Habs getting the shaft?... and more.
We received some great questions this week, so we’ll have to keep the answers relatively short. Adam, in order to get causal viewers more involved in watching the sport, I propose that TSN, Versus, NBC and the like add a box under the score that lets you know which line is on the ice.


Island unto himself

Island unto himself

by Adam Proteau - October 16, 2009 12:35 PM EDT

In the mailbag: Is Tavares the real deal?... Bettman in HHOF?... Home whites?... Homegrown talent?... and more.
Next week’s mailbag will be composed by the author in a runaway silver helium balloon garage attic. Keep sending (or floating) your inquiries in to the usual location and we’ll keep aiming for new hoaxes heights.


Flame on!

Flame on!

by Adam Proteau - October 9, 2009 1:55 PM EDT

In the mailbag: Does Calgary's success feel good?... Thoughts on Theo?... Award picks?... And more.
We’ll get to this week’s mail momentarily, but since I’ve begun mentioning it in other places, I might as well mention to AA readers that the book I edited and co-wrote, Puck Funnies: Hockey Humor, Hilarity and Hi-Jinx, will be hitting virtual and actual book stores in the very near future.


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