by Adam Proteau - July 30, 2008 12:22 PM EDT
The NHL's best nose is unveiled along with the others in the, er, running... Parrish on waivers... and a cigar lounge.
The voting window has been closed, the votes have been tabulated, and it’s official: Rod Brind’Amour is the winner of this blog’s contest for largest nose in the NHL.
by Adam Proteau - July 28, 2008 1:31 PM EDT
The dog days of summer have set in and hockey fans are craving the return of their game.
We’re smack in the middle of summer, the time when barbecue odors dominate the neighborhood air and certain segments of the population take the term “belly shirt” to horrific extremes.
by Adam Proteau - July 23, 2008 12:10 PM EDT
Who has the best beak in the NHL? You tell us... and hiring Mike Milbury a good move by the CBC.
As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs hired Tim Hunter and Rob Zettler Tuesday to serve as new bench boss Ron Wilson’s assistant coaches.
by Adam Proteau - July 21, 2008 12:06 PM EDT
While Ted Nolan certainly had a role in his dismissal from the Island, his record has earned him another kick at the can.
When I spoke with Ted Nolan a few days after the New York Islanders’ season ended in early April, he didn’t sound at all confident he would be returning as that team’s head coach for a third year.
by Adam Proteau - July 14, 2008 11:32 AM EDT
The new Maple Leafs head coach talks about Canada's view of hockey, life in Toronto, and who'd play 'Big Joe' on the silver screen.
Sometimes you receive little gifts in this job. For me, one of them is the chance to engage some smart people on a variety of topics – and that’s what I did Friday morning with new Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson.
by Adam Proteau - July 9, 2008 1:17 PM EDT
The Blues' offer sheet to Steve Bernier on the heels of Vancouver's pitch to David Backes has created some much-needed hate.
The salary cap has had a variety of effects on the National Hockey League; some of them good, some of them not so good. The one I’m most enjoying lately is the increasingly hostile relationships the cap (and its accompanying notion of parity) has helped create in the league’s GM community.
by Adam Proteau - July 7, 2008 1:34 PM EDT
The Oilers GM's rant was all the talk this weekend, and the league shouldn't do a darn thing to quell the heated words.
When Oilers GM Kevin Lowe finally answered some of Brian Burke’s pointed criticisms of him with a few nasty shots of his own late last week, the garden-variety tsk-tsking and haughty pleas for proper decorum were quick to follow.
by Adam Proteau - July 1, 2008 10:32 AM EDT
It's the day many hockey fans look forward to as free agency opens its doors. Will Bertuzzi get a deal? Will the Hawks make a big splash?
Yes, children, it’s that special day that comes but once a year – the one where NHL player agents rise from their beds having barely slept after visions of no-trade clauses and 10-year contracts danced in their heads all night long.
by Adam Proteau - June 30, 2008 1:47 PM EDT
Why a couple good movies didn't make the cut; big news made in Tampa Bay and Toronto; and rest in peace, George Carlin.
A hockey writer can’t go on a week’s vacation in late June anymore without tons of news breaking. But before we deal with some of the stories I missed whilst away, let’s address what apparently was of great importance to readers: My list of the five best and five worst hockey-related movies ever made.
by Adam Proteau - June 18, 2008 1:02 PM EDT
The former NHL goalie and TSN analyst is the type of hard-line guy the union doesn't need as it tries to rebuild itself.
Whenever something positive can be seen in the NHL Players’ Association, there always seems to be at least a bit of worrisome news about the union that accompanies it.
by Adam Proteau - June 16, 2008 1:35 PM EDT
Musing on the NHL Awards... Put a woman in the Hall of Fame... and The Incredible Hulk vs. The Love Guru.
A few lingering thoughts from the NHL Awards Thursday night: 1. During host Ron MacLean’s opening monologue, commissioner Gary Bettman was working one of his patented press-on smiles in place of an honest-to-goodness grin.
by Adam Proteau - June 11, 2008 10:21 AM EDT
Is losing The Hockey Theme the first step towards HNIC moving from CBC to CTV?... and Darcy Tucker on his last legs in Toronto.
Yes, the Hockey Night In Canada theme is just a song – and only in Canada would people argue vehemently about the merit of what enters their ears for 40 seconds on a weekly basis.
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