by Adam Proteau - December 11, 2008 2:34 PM EST
There are four teams - the Avs, Sens, Thrashers and Jackets - already hopeless when it comes to making the playoffs.
I was looking through my pre-season predictions the other day – and feeling pretty good about my prognosticating skills. With the exceptions of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference and the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers in the West, all the teams I had pegged as post-season bound were in position to do so as mid-December approached.
by Adam Proteau - December 4, 2008 2:13 PM EST
The real problem behind the perpetually-in-hot-water agitator is the fact he's outgrown the game, leaving his teammates to suffer.
So Sean Avery is sorry for SloppyGate. I’m fairly confident it’s more in a Dr. Frankensteinian, “my-latest-experiment-has-gone-horribly-awry” way than a truly remorseful manner.
by Adam Proteau - November 27, 2008 1:32 PM EST
His long-rumored arrival will happen shortly and everyone in Hogtown is titillated at the thought.
Some pairings were destined to be. The fashion world and exhausting pretense, for instance. Or Gary Bettman and the inability to acknowledge any negative aspect of his hockey league.
by Adam Proteau - November 20, 2008 2:23 PM EST
A list of, er, sure-fire hits based on current programs hockey fans would surely tune in for.
“The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.
by Adam Proteau - November 13, 2008 11:31 AM EST
Anyone standing up for change in the NHL is persuaded to keep quiet, but if nothing happens now, we'll regret it later.
I like Mike Milbury, especially since he moved out of the NHL’s GM community and began doling out riveting hockey analysis for NBC and CBC.
by Adam Proteau - November 6, 2008 9:40 AM EST
Glenn Anderson wasn't your average NHLer so when he is inducted into the Hall here's hoping he shows why.
In less than a week, Oilers legend Glenn Anderson will receive an honor that’s long overdue. And when he is officially welcomed into the Hockey Hall of Fame, I’d love to see him freak out the starched shirts in attendance with a speech as unpredictable and colorful as he was during his memorable career.
by Adam Proteau - October 30, 2008 2:05 PM EDT
After 16 years at the helm, it's time the NHL's commissioner steps down and allows another voice to be heard.
Sometimes we in the media get accused of taking a current events issue and using it as a platform to discuss a different issue. Well, today, that’s not me.
by Adam Proteau - October 23, 2008 1:40 PM EDT
Renowned play-on-the-edger Bobby Clarke lashed out at the Stars superpest, calling him an â€œidiot,â€ for his actions.
When it comes to rank hypocrisy, you have to hand it to Bob Clarke. No, really – you have to hand it to him, or he’ll take a baseball swing with his hockey stick and break your ankle.
by Adam Proteau - October 16, 2008 3:17 PM EDT
In an attempt to keep you on your toes, we've got a quiz that'll enlighten and, possibly, frighten even the most hardcore hockey fan.
Every once in a while, I enjoy gauging how closely NHL fans are paying attention to the happenings around the league. The best way to do that? Not a reader survey.
by Adam Proteau - October 9, 2008 3:06 PM EDT
It's the time of year when everyone can be happy. It's time for fresh starts, new faces and high hopes, so enjoy it while it lasts.
For all the analyzing – and analyzing of analyzing – that goes on in the modern hockey world, it’s easy to lose sight of the beautiful game that has brought so many of us so much pleasure for so many years.
by Adam Proteau - October 2, 2008 2:24 PM EDT
Jackets' Raffi Torres picks a bad spot... Shut up already about Euro games... and Jim Balsillie's return of no surprise.
We’re in the midst of the NHL’s interminable pre-season schedule – and with the optimism that abounds this time of year from just about every corner of the league, I can’t keep focused on one topic.
by Adam Proteau - September 25, 2008 4:21 PM EDT
After looking at the West last week, it's time for prognostications on the NHL's Eastern lineup.
"I confess that in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for 50 years…Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions.