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Screen Shots: NHL teams at the movies, Pt. 1

Screen Shots: NHL teams at the movies, Pt. 1

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.


Screen Shots: Gary Bettman shouldn't present the Stanley Cup

Screen Shots: Gary Bettman shouldn't present the Stanley Cup

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.


Screen Shots: The good and bad of Gary Bettman

Screen Shots: The good and bad of Gary Bettman

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.


Screen Shots: Which team is destined to win the Stanley Cup?

Screen Shots: Which team is destined to win the Stanley Cup?

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.


Screen Shots: Great fans shouldn't be sullied by the vocal minority

Screen Shots: Great fans shouldn't be sullied by the vocal minority

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.


Screen Shots: Dream playoff matchups for each NHL team

Screen Shots: Dream playoff matchups for each NHL team

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.


Screen Shots: Boston, the East's waking giant

Screen Shots: Boston, the East's waking giant

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.


Screen Shots: Jaroslav Halak's influence extends far beyond Canadiens' crease

Screen Shots: Jaroslav Halak's influence extends far beyond Canadiens' crease

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.


Screen Shots: Who I voted for and why

Screen Shots: Who I voted for and why

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.


Screen Shots: What should, could and will happen in Round 1

Screen Shots: What should, could and will happen in Round 1

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).


Screen Shots: Regular-season predictions - what was I thinking?

Screen Shots: Regular-season predictions - what was I thinking?

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.


Screen Shots: Which player stories make for the best movies?

Screen Shots: Which player stories make for the best movies?

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.


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