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Screen Shots: Eastern Conference predictions

Screen Shots: Eastern Conference predictions

by Adam Proteau - September 17, 2009 1:15 PM EDT

THN has laid out its official rundown of teams, but it's time for the annual SS selections. This week East, next week West.
Pre-season predictions are the alcohol-fueled benders of the sports journalism world: they seem like fun before you decide to engage in them and they provide moments of levity and insight while you’re in the middle of them – but once the process is over, they leave you with painful, lingering reminders of what an ass you can be.


Screen Shots: League, not union, deserves disdain in Kelly aftermath

Screen Shots: League, not union, deserves disdain in Kelly aftermath

by Adam Proteau - September 10, 2009 11:07 AM EDT

A lot of player bashing has happened in the wake of firing their leader, but it isn't fair that the owners aren't being derided, too.
When you examine the latest exploits of the NHL Players’ Association, the temptation is to view that troubled group as the Michael Jackson of the pro sports union fellowship.


Screen Shots: NHL ownership not all it's cracked up to be

Screen Shots: NHL ownership not all it's cracked up to be

by Adam Proteau - August 27, 2009 11:16 AM EDT

With the way the NHL is handling Phoenix owner Jerry Moyes through the bankruptcy mess, who would want to take his place?
Jerry Reinsdorf has failed to emerge victorious in the continuing “So You Think You Can Own The Phoenix Coyotes” docudrama – and that has left the NHL no alternative but to wade into U.


Screen Shots: Talkers would do a world of good in front offices

Screen Shots: Talkers would do a world of good in front offices

by Adam Proteau - August 13, 2009 12:45 PM EDT

In this day and age connecting with your fan base is more important than ever, so NHL head offices should consider adding a new position.
“The inspiring talker produces zeal, whose intensity depends not on the rationality of what is said or the goodness of the cause that is being advocated, but solely on the propagandist's skill in using words in an exciting way.


Screen Shots: Worst UFA signings of 2009

Screen Shots: Worst UFA signings of 2009

by Adam Proteau - August 6, 2009 2:10 PM EDT

Continuing with his annual tradition, Adam Proteau lists his five worst free agent pickups from this summer.
Over the course of the past couple years, Screen Shots has weighed in on the worst unrestricted free agent contracts of each NHL off-season – and after each of those pieces were posted, your Screen Shotter-In-Chief has been deluged with nasty lash-outs from oversensitive fans who equate one person’s opinion (in this case, one formed using input from select scouts, GMs and media members) with multiple man-made bowel movements left underneath their Christmas Holiday tree.


Screen Shots: Lacking direction, the Coyotes are stuck in limbo

Screen Shots: Lacking direction, the Coyotes are stuck in limbo

by Adam Proteau - July 30, 2009 1:10 PM EDT

Regardless of who ends up becoming the official new owner of the Coyotes, the team has a lot of decisions to make and not much room to maneuver in.
The NHL’s endorsement of a Jerry Reinsdorf-led conglomerate as new owners of the Phoenix Coyotes may help shortly spell the end of Wayne Gretzky’s tenure with the organization.


Screen Shots: Changes the CBA needs

Screen Shots: Changes the CBA needs

by Adam Proteau - July 23, 2009 1:40 PM EDT

There's more than three years until the current CBA expires, but it's never too early to look at what the NHL and NHLPA should fix in the next round of bargaining.
Almost from the second the NHL’s current collective bargaining agreement was signed, certain league watchers have cast their gaze toward the next round of labor talks – expected to commence in the months leading up to September of 2012 – in an effort to predict what future gains and give-backs potentially are in the cards for hockey’s greatest players.


Screen Shots: Off-season fun far from done

Screen Shots: Off-season fun far from done

by Adam Proteau - July 16, 2009 12:25 PM EDT

Even though most of the big names are gone there are still plenty of teams who need to add or make changes before 2009-10 kicks off.
A handful of THN staff who gathered in the palatial office of editor in chief Jason Kay earlier this week debated the merits of all 30 teams and decided on pre-season predictions that will appear in our highly anticipated 2009-10 Yearbook edition.


Screen Shots: Proteau's Types Awards

Screen Shots: Proteau's Types Awards

by Adam Proteau - July 9, 2009 1:15 PM EDT

Looking back on the hockey season that was, Proteau hands out his own unique awards to some of the best and worst NHL stories.
In mid-July, most NHL people get themselves as far from an ice rink as possible. For them and those who report and comment on them, the summertime is all about decompression, rejuvenation and reflection.


Screen Shots: NHL teams and their movie brethren, Pt. 2

Screen Shots: NHL teams and their movie brethren, Pt. 2

by Adam Proteau - July 2, 2009 9:55 AM EDT

Last week we rolled out the red carpet for the East, this week it's each West club and the recent film that best describes it.
Now that the 2008-09 season is over, it’s time for a developing Screen Shots tradition: the year-end column in which, with the aid of RottenTomatoes.


Screen Shots: NHL teams and their movie brethren

Screen Shots: NHL teams and their movie brethren

by Adam Proteau - June 25, 2009 10:35 AM EDT

In a now annual exercise, Screen Shots looks at each NHL club and finds the recent film that best describes it.
Now that the 2008-09 season is over, it’s time for a developing Screen Shots tradition: the year-end column in which, with the aid of RottenTomatoes.


Screen Shots: If relocating Coyotes is in the cards, look to Kansas City

Screen Shots: If relocating Coyotes is in the cards, look to Kansas City

by Adam Proteau - June 18, 2009 1:27 PM EDT

Moving a team to Ontario would cost any prospective owner a pretty penny, so Kansas City would be the best option should the Coyotes have to pack up.
Now that Jim Balsillie’s efforts to pull the Phoenix Coyotes out of their familiar environs and into southern Ontario have been suspended by a U.


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