Cap questions

Cap questions

by Adam Proteau - July 10, 2009 12:35 PM EDT

In this week's mailbag: Limitations on long-term deals?; why can't Legace find work?; and will the Leafs ever win again?
Here we go again. And I mean that in the best way. Adam, in this time of league and player partnership, why are players still getting guaranteed contracts and not percentage-based contracts? If the cap goes up, players get a raise; if the cap stays flat or falls, players have to give some back.


Singing the blues

Singing the blues

by Adam Proteau - July 3, 2009 12:05 AM EDT

In the mailbag: UFA winners and losers? Why is Detroit in the West? Tavares or Hedman? A a Proteau-tune?
Happy real, official off-season, everybody. Let’s celebrate with a contractually obligated mailbag. Adam, I’m gonna make this real simple: Who are your “winner” and “loser” teams after the first couple days of unrestricted free agency? Jason M.


Watching and waiting

Watching and waiting

by Adam Proteau - June 26, 2009 1:16 PM EDT

Proteau answers readers questions on watching the draft, his '10 Cup pick, Burke's hypocrisy, Bouwmeester's future, and more.
Just think – by this time next week, the NHL draft will be over, as will the first manic days of unrestricted free agency. However will hockeyphiles survive for the following couple months? Beats me.


Being accountable

Being accountable

by Adam Proteau - June 19, 2009 1:24 PM EDT

In this week's mailbag: Heatley's Olympic chances... who will San Jose move... why is Adam so negative? And more.
Now that the NHL season is officially over and the league’s awards have been handed out, how much breathing room do we get before talking hockey again – three, four whole days? Just another reason why exhibition games suck harder than an asthmatic vampire and ought to be done away with for good.


Empty-handed

Empty-handed

by Adam Proteau - June 12, 2009 11:22 AM EDT

In this week's mailbag: NHL scheduling issues... Enroth drafted by the KHL... and THN Radio's summer schedule.
At last – all the hype, anticipation and analysis has ended and we can get down to what everybody’s been waiting for: another Friday mailbag.


Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes

by Adam Proteau - June 5, 2009 11:43 AM EDT

In the mailbag this week: Back to ESPN?... Nieuwendyk a good GM?... Schremp's future?... Colorado rebuild?
It’s mailbag time – and by now I’m sure you know the routine. If you don’t see your question here, check out the mailbag feature in The Hockey News magazine and listen to it on the THN Radio Show on XM Home Ice Channel 204.


Cat and mouse

Cat and mouse

by The Hockey News - May 29, 2009 12:39 PM EDT

Proteau's away, so the THNers step up to answer questions about the Sedins and Toronto, Vinny and Montreal, and more.
When the cat (Adam) is away, the mice (the rest of the THN staff) get to play. Regularly scheduled Adam answering will resume June 5. I am a diehard Leafs fan, but the Leafs only exciting moment (in the past few years) was drafting Luke Schenn.


Staal tatics

Staal tatics

by Adam Proteau - May 22, 2009 1:33 PM EDT

Should the Pens trade Jordan? Canadian expansion? UFA vs. RFA? Jagr to the Oil? These questions and more in the Friday mailbag.
I’m suspending standard operating procedure for the next 7-10 days, mainly to put the finishing touches (as well as the halfway-through touches) on a new book for THN.


Norris, Canes, Balsillie and Bettman

Norris, Canes, Balsillie and Bettman

by Adam Proteau - May 15, 2009 1:53 PM EDT

In the Friday mailbag: Norris favorites... Bettman vs. Balsillie... and who's carrying the Canes?
Well, wasn’t that a fine pair of Game 7s Thursday night? It’s small consolation if you’re a Bruins or Ducks fan, but those two contests were as thrilling as any in the NHL’s 2009 playoffs – and when a true competitor like Boston’s Tim Thomas is smiling and congratulating Hurricanes players in the post-game on-ice handshake, he shows fans of all vanquished teams how to accept defeat with class.


Awards, MVPs and trades

Awards, MVPs and trades

by Adam Proteau - May 8, 2009 12:31 PM EDT

In the Friday mailbag: Playoff MVP so far... a couple trade proposals... renaming awards... and more.
With all four remaining NHL playoff series looking as if they’re headed to a seven-game finale – and with Jim Balsillie looking as if he’ll make bids on at least seven franchises until Gary Bettman allows the BlackBerry baron to play in the league’s yard – there are all kinds of pressing questions to deal with this week.


Twin bill

Twin bill

by Adam Proteau - May 1, 2009 2:15 PM EDT

In the mailbag: the Joe Sakic Trophy?... Who's Team Canada's starter?... Can the Canucks keep the Sedins?... and more.
Once again, AA readers (a term I hope I haven’t accidentally misappropriated from psychics with alcoholic clients) have outdone themselves with great inquiries for this week’s mailbag.


Stars and stripes

Stars and stripes

by Adam Proteau - April 24, 2009 12:29 PM EDT

In the mailbag: What's the future of the Jackets and Stars? Who are assistants talking to? Could the Isles get draft shafted? And more.
Wherever did the week go? Oh yeah – mostly up and down the highway, back and forth between Toronto and Columbus. (If you don’t know what I’m referring to, click HERE for written and video evidence.


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