Welcome Mats

Welcome Mats

by Adam Proteau - October 2, 2009 1:35 PM EDT

In the mailbag: Sundin in the HHOF... Drury duty... Hossa's Cup chances... Tampa's point man... and more.
If it wasn’t enjoyable enough being at the first game of the NHL season – between two Original Six rivals, no less – it got a whole lot better for your faithful question-taker-and-answerer when he checked out the press box seating arrangement and realized he’d be watching the game beside none other than CBC play-by-play legend Bob Cole.


Countdown to hockey day

Countdown to hockey day

by Adam Proteau - September 25, 2009 1:25 PM EDT

Will Gaborik shine on Broadway? Who should go No. 1 in a pool? Is Gretzky a good coach?
It’s a bittersweet time for Canadians today – not because Wayne Gretzky has left the Phoenix Coyotes (more on that later in the mailbag), but because today marks the release of the final chapter of the Trailer Park Boys saga.


Wing and a prayer

Wing and a prayer

by Adam Proteau - September 18, 2009 1:15 PM EDT

In the mailbag: What can the Hawks do to get out of their Cap mess?... Olympic impact?... Buffalo Balsillie?... and more.
Before ye olde mailbag doth commence for another week, a little Ask Adam question-writing tip for the day. Did you know the word “that” is almost always utterly superfluous? Rampant overuse of “that” drives me and THN senior special sections editor Brian Costello absolutely batty.


Get your Phil

Get your Phil

by Adam Proteau - September 11, 2009 1:40 PM EDT

In the mailbag: Leafs offer sheet to Kessel?... NHL like MLB?... A Daymond in the rough?... Dubinsky's contract?... And more.
Before we get to this week’s mailbag, I want to pay my respects to the memory of Garnet ‘Ace’ Bailey and Mark Bavis, two L.


Alternate answers

Alternate answers

by The Hockey News - September 4, 2009 2:29 PM EDT

With Adam away, staffers step up to answer on Patrick Kane, Paul Kelly, captains, assistants and more.
What a beautiful day in Toronto – and on the verge of a long weekend, too. Adam Proteau is enjoying his vacation, so the THN staffers chipped in to answer your questions.


Stay classy

Stay classy

by Adam Proteau - August 28, 2009 12:24 PM EDT

In this pre-vacation mailbag: Who will carry Sakic's torch?; Will Boston chase Heatley?; Jim Balsillie; and more.
I’m in vacation mode next week, but my co-workers will “gladly” pick up the pace, so keep sending your questions to the usual location (askadam@thehockeynews.


Predictions explained

Predictions explained

by Adam Proteau - August 21, 2009 1:20 PM EDT

In the mailbag this week: how THN arrives at its rankings... how the Canes will fare... and Big Bert's impact in Detroit.
A good Friday to you all. But enough of that sentimental rigamarole. I’ve got my business socks on, so it must be business time. Adam, I’ve seen some of the reactions on THN.


European vacation

European vacation

by Adam Proteau - August 14, 2009 12:25 PM EDT

In the latest summer mailbag: Who to see in Germany?; Should the Nucks deal Luongo?; and will the NHL expand overseas?
Mailbag! Get your mid-August mailbag here! Hey Adam, two questions for you: One, with Cory Schneider's spectacular play in the American League last year showing us he's ready for the show, would it be better to trade him for depth or call him up and trade Luongo? (I love Louie, but the Nucks could get anybody they want for him.


Front and Senator

Front and Senator

by Adam Proteau - August 7, 2009 12:40 PM EDT

In the mailbag this week: Ottawa as dark horse? Luongo on the move? Isles a mover and shaker? And more.
This mailbag is dedicated to John Hughes, the Hollywood director who died unexpectedly in New York Thursday at age 59. Like almost everyone who was a teenager in the ‘80s, I saw just about every movie the man filmed or wrote.


All atwitter

All atwitter

by Adam Proteau - July 31, 2009 12:17 PM EDT

Adam's got the Twitter bug and answers your questions on Rick Nash, the Hurricanes and more in a new-age way.
When it comes to accepting the semi-new technology of Twitter into my life, I’m more like the late Bill Wirtz was with TV than Shaquille O’Neal.


Fight or flight

Fight or flight

by Adam Proteau - July 24, 2009 1:45 PM EDT

This week in the mailbag: Is Philly a contender? Why stay in Phoenix? Will Kaberle be dealt? Should Duchene be sent down? And more.
Welcome to another web edition of Inquire Of Adam. Below you will find questions and answers on many interesting hockey topics. Remember to keep reading this section next week and every week, if only to find out whether the author can come up with yet another different lead-in paragraph to the feature – or divest himself of what remains of his mental faculties.


Kings' ransom

Kings' ransom

by Adam Proteau - July 17, 2009 2:15 PM EDT

In the mailbag: Changes in L.A.? What to do with Dany? The Atlantic's best? Should Sather be fired?
I understand why people enjoy cute animal videos, but when I see a headline that says, “Tiny Dwarf Goat Surfs On The Back Of A Sheep,” it’s official – we’re using up valuable bandwidth for all the wrong reasons.


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