Why rumors link Jordan Staal to Eric, not Marc

Why rumors link Jordan Staal to Eric, not Marc

by Adam Proteau - June 22, 2012 10:58 AM EDT

Why Jordan isn't a fit for the Big Apple; The Canucks' off-season needs; and more.
It’s draft day and just about every newsworthy situation – trades, contract demands, draft positions – could have changed a number of times before it ends.


Why the Devil is New Jersey keeping its 2012 first-rounder?

Why the Devil is New Jersey keeping its 2012 first-rounder?

by Adam Proteau - June 14, 2012 3:50 PM EDT

Why New Jersey is smart to keep this year's pick; the latest on the Leafs and Luongo; and more.
The origin of the word “mailbag” is derived from the Latin meaning…ah, to hell with it. It’s summer. Let’s skip the pleasantries, deal with your questions, for which I’m ever thankful, and get out in the sunshine.


Time for off-ice officials?

Time for off-ice officials?

by Adam Proteau - June 8, 2012 10:43 AM EDT

Is it time to put power into the hands of officials off the ice?; will we see Lidstrom again?; and more.
Hello again, friends and non-friends. This is the latest edition of the THN web mailbag. I also answer the questions you submit in our magazine and on our Sirius/XM Radio Show.


Are the Wings in trouble?

Are the Wings in trouble?

by Adam Proteau - June 1, 2012 11:50 AM EDT

What will Detroit do without Lidstrom?; yet another call for change; and more.
One Stanley Cup final game down, as many as six more to go. Are you surprised at what you’ve seen so far? Who do you think will emerge as the biggest out-of-nowhere hero in the series? And most importantly, why am I asking you questions I can’t hear the answers to, especially when this is a mailbag where I answer your questions? The answers to those questions will not be found below, but I’ll do my best to deal with the ones you’ve submitted.


Respect for the Devils?

Respect for the Devils?

by Adam Proteau - May 25, 2012 1:27 PM EDT

Why isn't New Jersey getting the credit they deserve? Who's at fault for the Canucks loss? Should the Penguins trade Staal?
Hello there. By now, you probably are aware this is the THN mailbag. I’m sure I need not explain to you that I answer questions submitted by you in this space, as well as in the pages of The Hockey News magazine and on the THN Radio Show.


Semin to the Islanders?

Semin to the Islanders?

by Adam Proteau - May 18, 2012 12:49 PM EDT

In the mailbag: Would Semin be a good fit with Tavares? Who will coach the Capitals? Will Lidstrom return?
It looks like the L.A. Kings are as unstoppable as the unending stream of mailbag questions you nice people keep sending me. I remain thankful for the time you take to submit them.


How did Quick get missed?

How did Quick get missed?

by Adam Proteau - May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT

The magnificent Kings goalie was a third-rounder in his draft year. How the heck did that happen?
We have a banner crop of questions in this week’s mailbag, so let’s get right to them. Thanks to all who submitted inquiries, regardless of whether they made the cut.


Will the Coyotes stay?

Will the Coyotes stay?

by Adam Proteau - May 4, 2012 12:25 PM EDT

Will the Coyotes run have any impact on their future?; the Minnesota Wild's summer; and more.
The second round of the NHL playoffs continue and so do the surprises, including the Kings pushing the favored Blues to the brink of elimination and the plucky Devils gaining a 2-1 series edge on the flashier Flyers.


Fire Dan Bylsma?

Fire Dan Bylsma?

by Adam Proteau - April 30, 2012 1:59 PM EDT

Should the Pens really fire their coach?; will the Sharks tear it down this time?; and more.
The first round of the 2012 NHL playoffs are over and with three Game 7s, astonishing goaltender performances galore and no shortage of controversy – what a round it was.


An eye for an eye?

An eye for an eye?

by Adam Proteau - April 20, 2012 1:18 PM EDT

How can Raffi Torres be punished?; what will the Pens do this off-season?; and too many scrums?
We’re closing in on the end of the first round of the NHL playoffs and the notable nastiness on display in most series has become a central focus of your mailbag submissions this week.


Why trade the No.1 pick?

Why trade the No.1 pick?

by Adam Proteau - April 13, 2012 1:42 PM EDT

Why wouldn't the Oilers just add Yakupov?; would Weber have been suspended in the regular season?; and more.
The first game of all but one NHL playoff series is in the books and, as happens every year, there were a few road teams that surprised (L.A.


Varlamov trade not so bad

Varlamov trade not so bad

by Adam Proteau - April 6, 2012 10:24 AM EDT

Why the Avs' investment wasn't so bad after all, who will the Oilers draft?; and more.
It’s the Easter long weekend, but the THN.com mailbag doesn’t take holidays. And why should it, especially at this time of year? Playoffs are right around the bend, non-playoff teams have important decisions to make and the NHL draft talk is just heating up.


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