All-around greatness

All-around greatness

by Adam Proteau - April 17, 2009 12:54 PM EDT

In this week's mailbag Adam addresses the Columbus question, the best complete player in the league and more.
The first two days of the NHL playoffs are in the books and already there’s a good amount of animus bubbling up between first round rivals.


Cops and Roberts

Cops and Roberts

by Adam Proteau - April 10, 2009 11:11 AM EDT

In the mailbag: Does the NHL police players' web use?... Why didn't the Hawks sign Gary?... and where's Kovie headed?
It’s Good Friday – and if you listen to Home Ice Channel 204 on XM Satellite Radio today from 3-4 p.m. EST it could be a very good Friday for you.


Keepers and throw-aways

Keepers and throw-aways

by Adam Proteau - April 3, 2009 1:08 PM EDT

In the mailbag this week: Should Mason win the Vezina? Why wasnt Dandenault dealt? Where will the Sedins go?
If it’s Friday, it must be mailbag time. (Oh, and if you heard me talking this past Wednesday on CBC radio’s ‘As It Happens’ program about the NHL’s recent decision to forbid fans from wearing any team sweater other than the home team’s at arenas throughout the league, relax and check what day Wednesday was.


A case for Umberger

A case for Umberger

by Adam Proteau - March 27, 2009 1:39 PM EDT

In the end-of-week mailbag: Umberger on Team USA; what's special about Svensson; and a little role reversal.
Was I the only one who did a double-take after reading that 420 (!!!) NHLers had agreed to “go green” this year? Olympic athlete watchdog Dick Pound isn’t going to be pleased by this at all.


Over and out

Over and out

by The Hockey News - March 20, 2009 9:29 AM EDT

THN answers readers questions on Radulov, the Isles future, Mikita-Hull's linemate, first U.S. playoff hat trick, and more.
Adam Proteau is out mentally preparing himself for the stretch drive, so for this week’s mailbag we turn to other members of THN’s esteemed staff.


Wake-up call

Wake-up call

by Adam Proteau - March 13, 2009 1:02 PM EDT

What's with the NHL's double standard?... Smelling salts?... Clemmensen mistreated? These questions and more in the mailbag.
Some people say to me, “Adam, how do you not go Steve Downie-level insane trying to come up with a different lead paragraph for your mailbag column every week?” I never answer them, because I’m too busy trying to come up with a different lead paragraph for my mailbag column every week.


The long road

The long road

by Adam Proteau - March 6, 2009 2:10 PM EST

Proteau answers readers' questions on undrafted players, Conn Smythe winners, the Winter Classic, and more.
It feels like the first day of spring in Toronto on this lovely Friday and that development – along with the fact I won’t have to deal with trade rumors until after the Stanley Cup is decided – puts me in a cheery mood.


Dead line

Dead line

by Adam Proteau - February 27, 2009 12:24 PM EST

Proteau rids his mailbox of accumulated absurd trade rumors and scenarios.
This here is the final mailbag column prior to the March 4 trade deadline, so I figured I’d get as many of those questions – most of which were nuttier than a squirrel’s winter storage facility – out of the way.


Group effort

Group effort

by The Hockey News - February 20, 2009 1:50 PM EST

The THN team steps in to answer questions on Lidstrom, the Penguins, Vs. horns, Hedman, the Canadiens, and more.
With Mr. Proteau taking a week off, we turn the mailbag reins over to the capable hands of THN staffers. Regularly scheduled Ask Adaming will return Feb.


Friendly fire

Friendly fire

by Adam Proteau - February 13, 2009 11:02 AM EST

Proteau answers reader questions about how Pronger would look in a Caps jersey; how to become a GM; and taking the MLB approach.
This week’s mailbag is the final regular one for a couple weeks, as I’m taking the next five workdays off for one massive power nap before the trade deadline kookery really gets underway.


Old is new again

Old is new again

by Adam Proteau - February 6, 2009 11:15 AM EST

Philly's goaltending? How can you like Slap Shot? Pre-season ASG? Jagr to the Pens? These questions and more answered in the mailbag.
This week’s mailbag column is (not really) sponsored by the movie Taken, starring Liam Neeson and co-starring his awesomely glued-on, fire-truck red toupee.


Net gains

Net gains

by Adam Proteau - January 30, 2009 2:58 PM EST

Proteau answers questions about the Red Wings goalie situation, UFA deadlines, promoting fighting, and more.
This week’s mailbag is all about fighting in hockey! That’s a joke; I employed it in the hope of frightening off all the humorless, pro-fisticuff fascists scared out of their shorts at the prospect of a continuing debate on the issue.


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