by Adam Proteau - August 25, 2011 1:46 PM EDT
While the topic of head trauma has come to the fore with 'Sid the Kid' out for an extended period, it should have been that way already.
As the hysteria surrounding Sidney Crosby’s future approaches Justin Bieber-possibly-breaking-up-with-Selena-Gomez levels, there is no shortage of hockey fans ready to burst into tears and melt their mascara at the thought of losing the game’s matinee idol thanks to ongoing concussion symptoms.
by Adam Proteau - August 18, 2011 11:10 AM EDT
At the NHL's second research and development camp many new rules are tested, but this year it appears as though the first of these will be implemented in the regular season.
A serving of news with a side of views is on the menu today. SERVING OF NEWS: The first session of the NHL’s two-day research and development camp showed how important the process has become to the league in only its second year of operation.
by Adam Proteau - August 11, 2011 2:19 PM EDT
Instead of being defined by the logo on the jersey, NHL teams need to do a better job of finding a unique way to brand themselves.
In hockey, as in life, image counts, often in large amounts. Ask Gary Bettman, Sean Avery, or the Islanders’ abominable old Captain Highliner jersey.
by Adam Proteau - August 7, 2011 8:40 AM EDT
An injection of confidence is helping James van Riemsdyk establish a big-man presence and has him primed step up for the Flyers.
In the NHL’s days of yore, when men were men and men who stood in front of the opposition’s net were very sore men, the standard power forward was a big, bulky type whose strength was strength.
by Adam Proteau - July 28, 2011 12:23 PM EDT
With a salary cap already in place and the league unlikely to demand any major concessions, some are getting riled up over nothing.
The NHL is a year away from the conclusion of its current collective bargaining agreement, but a few members of the hockey community are peering into their crystal balls and steeling themselves for another labor war.
by Adam Proteau - July 21, 2011 2:32 PM EDT
Each and every team has a huge unknown headed into the 2011-12 NHL campaign.
It’s the middle of July as I write this and as you read this, which means there are some very serious questions that should be asked about the both of us.
by Adam Proteau - July 14, 2011 3:04 PM EDT
Many teams feel they got better this off-season, but a handful of team can't say with a straight face that they improved or even stay on level ground.
On Wednesday, the THN.com Top 10 list looked at the NHL’s most improved teams this off-season. Today, let’s complete the circle and focus on the opposite end of the spectrum - the teams that improved the least.
by Adam Proteau - July 7, 2011 2:00 PM EDT
While the NHL's biggest stars are the young players, veterans still play an integral role in the league and we've seen their value on the UFA market.
You hear NHL people say, “this is a young man’s game now” so often, you half expect the best hockey league on the planet to eventually resemble women’s gymnastics and feature a bunch of rosy-cheeked pre-teens bouncing all over the ice like cherubs with blades for feet.
by Adam Proteau - June 30, 2011 2:28 PM EDT
On the eve of free agency, Adam Proteau lists five guys you either shouldn't want, or shouldn't invest too much in.
Calling the start of the NHL’s free agency period the league’s “silly season” doesn’t do the process enough justice.
by Adam Proteau - June 22, 2011 11:15 PM EDT
All the awards have been handed out so here's a look back on the ups and downs of the evening in Las Vegas.
Hey, it’s another year of the NHL Awards in Las Vegas! This year, the star-studded celebrity lineup includes Mad Men star Jon Hamm and, uh, Donny Osmond! And Dierks Bentley! And I’ve seen only the first two of those people! And only one of them more recently! Here’s a minute-by-minute recap of the highlights and sighlights of the televised festivities, hosted for the second straight season by the ironically surnamed comedian Jay Mohr: 7:06 p.
by Adam Proteau - June 18, 2011 10:40 AM EDT
In the second part of this two-part column, Adam recaps the season for Western Conference teams through the silver screen.
With the end of the NHL season, it’s time for an annual tradition: looking at each of the 30 teams, finding a recent movie title (via RottenTomatoes.
by Adam Proteau - June 9, 2011 2:10 PM EDT
Starting with the East, we look back at each NHL team's season with movie titles and actual reviews.
With the end of the NHL season almost at hand, it’s time for an annual tradition: looking at each of the 30 teams, finding a recent movie title (via RottenTomatoes.
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