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Will the players' wait be worth it?

Will the players' wait be worth it?

by Adam Proteau - December 7, 2012 2:15 PM EST

Why do NHLers risk half a year or more of pay to retain a fraction of their salaries? And more.
Hi there. We’re back for another edition of THN’s online mailbag. This is my next-to-next-to-last time answering your questions before I take a few weeks of vacation, but keep those inquiries coming, because my colleagues will answer them while I’m away.


Why Bryzgalov over Bobrovsky on Broadstreet?

Why Bryzgalov over Bobrovsky on Broadstreet?

by Adam Proteau - November 30, 2012 11:20 AM EST

Why did the Flyers choose Ilya Bryzgalov? Which woman will be next in the Hall of Fame? Is Seattle an NHL city? And more.
Welcome, one and all, to the newest in a continuing – make that unending – series of THN mailbags. You’re all very nice for continuing to send in your questions come hell or high (frozen) water.


Do owners even care?

Do owners even care?

by Adam Proteau - November 23, 2012 10:42 AM EST

Will the fans come back this time the way they did after 2004-05, or have the owners frozen them out?; plus more.
Another Friday means another edition of the THN.com mailbag. You probably know the routine by now, so I don’t have to explain to you how I answer a selection of your submitted questions here, in our magazine, and on THN Radio, right? Great.


Who will be the next NHL commissioner?

Who will be the next NHL commissioner?

by Adam Proteau - November 16, 2012 2:07 PM EST

When Bettman retires, who will take over his job?; which goalie should Chicago run with?; and more.
Hello again. Me again. Answering your questions again. Using the word again again. Thanks again for all your submissions. Here’s this week’s batch: Adam, I am very interested in your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ goalie situation.


Why is Gartner in the Hall?

Why is Gartner in the Hall?

by Adam Proteau - November 9, 2012 3:26 PM EST

What are the HHOF's standards?; how does revenue-sharing work?; and more.
By the tone of recent reports, it feels like we’re getting closer to having NHL hockey back on the rails. But again, I wouldn’t get your hopes up too much until we have tangible evidence (a.


Under-24 Olympics?

Under-24 Olympics?

by Adam Proteau - November 2, 2012 3:08 PM EDT

Why not limit Olympic participation to young professionals?; should RNH have stayed in junior?; and more.
Hello! You’re in THN’s mailbag zone. As such, I hope you’re prepared to either ask me a question, or read my answers to a selection of questions submitted to me.


Thoughts on Mike Ribeiro

Thoughts on Mike Ribeiro

by Adam Proteau - October 26, 2012 11:57 AM EDT

Where does Ribeiro fit in with the Capitals?; why does Bill Daly speak for the NHL?; and more.
While NHL fans continue on the lockout’s emotional roller coaster ride, here at the THN Mail Center it’s business as usual. So long as you’re gracious enough to type out some questions, I’m happy to answer as many as I can.


What happened to realignment?

What happened to realignment?

by Adam Proteau - October 19, 2012 2:00 PM EDT

Will new divisions be created, or is Winnipeg stuck?; where will John Davidson land?; and more.
We’re not out of the NHL lockout woods just yet, but it feels like we’re getting closer to real action. That’s reflected in the mailbag questions you’ve been submitting of late: fewer collective bargaining agreement inquiries, more on-ice queries.


Is KHL set on world domination?

Is KHL set on world domination?

by Adam Proteau - October 12, 2012 1:03 PM EDT

Will the KHL expand into a European superpower?; and much more.
Hey there. Me again. Answering your questions (NHL lockout-related or otherwise) each and every Friday here at THN.com. Ever get the sense that, despite the fact you might not see your submitted question in the online mailbag, I’ve still answered it somewhere else? You might be right – but you’ll have to listen to THN Radio and subscribe to our magazine to find out.


Who gets the All-Star Game?

Who gets the All-Star Game?

by Adam Proteau - October 5, 2012 1:34 PM EDT

If the lockout claims this year's All-Star Game, will Columbus automatically get the next one?
Hi there. Sick of the lockout yet? Me too. But let’s dilute our feelings of frustration with some adventures in mailbagging. If you’re a long-time reader, but first-time reader of this space, remember, I also answer your questions in The Hockey News magazine and on THN Radio.


Will the Oilers move?

Will the Oilers move?

by Adam Proteau - September 28, 2012 12:10 PM EDT

Answering questions on Daryl Katz's flirtation with Seattle, NHL CBA, potential Kings sale, and more.
Yes, this is another edition of the always-open THN mailbag. What, you thought I wouldn’t be around another Friday to deal with your inquiries? C’mon, I thought you knew me better than that.


Lockout queries

Lockout queries

by Adam Proteau - September 21, 2012 2:40 PM EDT

Answering your work stoppage-related questions from players in Europe, to a 50-50 revenue split and more.
Lots of great questions submitted this week and nearly all of them concerned the current NHL lockout. The ones I couldn’t get to here might very well be gotten to in either our magazine or on THN Radio, but the only way you’ll know is by checking them out.


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