by Adam Proteau - June 17, 2010 3:05 PM EDT
In an annual tradition, Screen Shots breaks down each team's season based on similar and recent film reviews.
Once again, it’s time for this space’s year-end tradition of selecting a real-life movie title and critic’s review (from www.
by Adam Proteau - June 10, 2010 11:51 AM EDT
Adam shares his thoughts on why Bettman should pass off his presenting duties; a tougher go for goalies; and Chris Pronger's genius.
Random thoughts and plots on hockey topics both Stanley Cup-related and otherwise: • I’m a day late in making my now-annual plea to the league to stop its commissioner from presenting the Stanley Cup to the captain of the championship team, but anybody who saw Gary Bettman’s raspberry reception on the ice Wednesday in Philly knows what I’m getting at.
by Adam Proteau - June 3, 2010 10:05 AM EDT
When he moves progressively, Gary Bettman is lauded, but when he drags his feet on issues, the commissioner isn't doing himself any favors.
This may come as a shock, but there are some feats Gary Bettman is simply incapable of. Connecting to the average hockey fan on a base emotional level is one of them.
by Adam Proteau - May 27, 2010 10:30 AM EDT
Both Philadelphia and Chicago have endured ups and downs to get to the final and face one more battle before a champion is crowned.
“A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate.
by Adam Proteau - May 20, 2010 1:28 PM EDT
Unruly fans create a lot of press and the rabid, yet respectful ones are unfairly clumped together with them.
Any time tragedy strikes the hockey world, the ensuing discussions center on how it “puts things in perspective.” But placing actions and events into proper context isn’t exclusive to sudden death (in the literal, non-overtime sense) or cut-short hockey careers.
by Adam Proteau - May 13, 2010 1:15 PM EDT
Adam lines up the ideal Conference and Stanley Cup final matchups for each NHL franchise and explains why it would make for great entertainment.
There’s still a chance Montreal and Boston will meet in the Eastern Conference final – and that would represent a dream for thousands of Bruins and Canadiens fans.
by Adam Proteau - May 6, 2010 1:16 PM EDT
With a 3-0 series lead, a top goalie, defenseman and an offense that's clicking, look out for the Bruins the rest of the way.
Don’t look now, but the Boston Bruins may be the most dangerous team left in the NHL playoffs. (I’ll give you a moment to wipe up whatever you just did a spit take with.
by Adam Proteau - April 29, 2010 11:06 PM EDT
Beyond sending Montreal to the second round, the Slovak's outstanding play will have an impact on the future of the Capitals and many others league-wide.
They say hockey is the quintessential team sport. For the most part, they’re correct. However, Jaroslav Halak just demonstrated that, sometimes, an individual effort can alter the future of not only the person responsible for it, but of his team – and of players not remotely involved in the game.
by Adam Proteau - April 22, 2010 11:55 AM EDT
Adam Proteau presents to you his awards ballot and explains his thought process behind why he chose who he did for each trophy.
Transparency – it isn’t just for the skin of Extreme Caucasians (shout out to my sun-averse W.A.S.P.y brothers and sisters!) anymore.
by Adam Proteau - April 15, 2010 11:14 AM EDT
Adam breaks down what he thinks will happen in the opening round and also mentions unlikely things that may pop up.
In the history of recorded time, only five things have been proven to be better than the first round of the NHL playoffs: 1. The minute you leave your in-laws’ home (because that will be the longest you’re away from them until the next time you have to visit).
by Adam Proteau - April 8, 2010 1:27 PM EDT
Ten out 16 ain't bad, but let's take a look at what happened to the half dozen teams who looked good to make the post-season back in September.
Is it the end of the regular season already? Seems like it was only yesterday that all 30 NHL teams had hope the 2009-10 campaign would be good to them.
by Adam Proteau - March 25, 2010 3:15 PM EDT
A reader question inspires Adam to list a few players whose astonishing tales would translate into big-screen success.
Since there’s a goodly amount of hype this week regarding a soon-to-air biopic on a particular Canadian hockey figure who shall remain nameless, I thought a recent mailbag question might make for a nice Thursday column.