Is Gary Bettman neutral?

Is Gary Bettman neutral?

by Adam Proteau - September 14, 2012 3:36 PM EDT

Should the commissioner be a go-between, or on the side of the owners?; plus much more.
Fall is in the air, something that normally signals the start of hockey season. That hasn’t changed, but as we all know, barring a last-second miracle, the start of 2012-13 won’t happen as scheduled.


Why buy out Butler?

Why buy out Butler?

by Adam Proteau - September 7, 2012 2:02 PM EDT

Why did the Sens not trade Bobby Butler?; would the Rangers ever use Wade Redden?; and more.
Happy Friday. Once again, we’re here to (a) use the royal “we” whenever we see fit and (b) answer your latest batch of questions.


Effect of lockout on contracts

Effect of lockout on contracts

by Adam Proteau - August 31, 2012 1:05 PM EDT

If the NHL does lose another year to a labor dispute, what does it mean for contracts?; plus much more.
This is the latest in a continuing – nay, never-ending – series of THN mailbags. Whatever you do, don’t stop submitting your questions.


Are the Maple Leafs a playoff team?

Are the Maple Leafs a playoff team?

by Adam Proteau - August 24, 2012 1:37 PM EDT

Will Toronto be able to make it into the East's top eight?; plus salary cap and lockout-related questions.
A potential lockout is mere weeks away, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hockey to be played and that won’t stop us from continuing to answer your questions sent to the THN mailbag.


Did 'King Henrik' deserve the Vezina?

Did 'King Henrik' deserve the Vezina?

by Adam Proteau - August 17, 2012 2:40 PM EDT

Should Quick have won the Vezina Trophy over Lundqvist?; Would Bobby Ryan look great in a Habs jersey?; And more.
Hello again. You’ve probably guessed it by now, but you’re reading the weekly THN.com mailbag. It’s a bag by the fans, for the fans.


Are the Wild ready to contend?

Are the Wild ready to contend?

by Adam Proteau - August 10, 2012 2:35 PM EDT

How good is Minnesota?; is P.K. Subban asking for too much?; and more.
It’s nice to be back answering your mail, even if NHL training camp is (theoretically, at least) weeks away. Thanks as always for your submissions.


Are the Canadiens on track?

Are the Canadiens on track?

by The Hockey News - August 3, 2012 3:29 PM EDT

Has Marc Bergevin been effective?; where will players play during a lockout?; and more.
Adam will return to answer your queries next Friday, but in the meantime THN staffers step up to tackle questions about Marc Bergevin’s job in Montreal so far, the Calgary Flames’ chances next season, where players will play in a lockout and more.


Are the Oilers a playoff team?

Are the Oilers a playoff team?

by The Hockey News - July 27, 2012 2:10 PM EDT

Will Edmonton's youth take a leap forward?; sponsorship at NHL games; and Montreal's jersey numbers.
Adam Proteau is on vacation, but the mailbag lives on. This week THN staffers answer questions about the Edmonton Oilers’ playoff chances, advertisements on the glass at games and the Montreal Canadiens’ number retirement policy.


Islanders ready to compete?

Islanders ready to compete?

by Adam Proteau - July 20, 2012 12:05 PM EDT

Are the Islanders built up enough for a playoff push? Will Marc Staal go to Carolina? And more.
Hello again. As I mentioned in last week’s mailbag, I’m on vacation for the next two weeks. But that shouldn’t stop you from submitting your hockey-related questions and/or concerns to the usual location.


Can the Red Wings survive?

Can the Red Wings survive?

by Adam Proteau - July 13, 2012 3:10 PM EDT

Do the Wings have defense prospects in the pipeline?; why aren't the Penguins summer losers?; and more.
Why hello there. This is my second-to-last mailbag before a two-week vacation. But not to worry, THN’s mailbag never stops working. My colleagues will step in and answer your questions in my stead.


The reality of long-term contracts

The reality of long-term contracts

by Adam Proteau - July 6, 2012 2:06 PM EDT

Why did Kovalchuk's deal circumvent the CBA but not the others?...Where are Bouwmeester, Nash and Ryan going?
Greetings and salutations. On second thought, no, just greetings. It’s time for another THN mailbag. Thanks for your submissions. Adam, love your work.


Will the Capitals trade Kuznetsov?

Will the Capitals trade Kuznetsov?

by Adam Proteau - June 29, 2012 11:01 AM EDT

Should the Caps trade their Russian prospect who's staying in the KHL?; why no women HHOF inductees?; and more.
The NHL’s silly season – a.k.a. the kickoff of unrestricted free agency – begins on Sunday. THN.com will have all signings analyzed by yours truly, Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy.


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