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Screen Shots: Ready to count 'em out

Screen Shots: Ready to count 'em out

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.


Screen Shots: Avery doesn't care; why should we?

Screen Shots: Avery doesn't care; why should we?

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.


Screen Shots: Burke and the Blue and White a perfect match

Screen Shots: Burke and the Blue and White a perfect match

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.


Screen Shots: New show ideas for the NHL Network

Screen Shots: New show ideas for the NHL Network

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.


Screen Shots: Hockey can’t ignore concussion issue

Screen Shots: Hockey can’t ignore concussion issue

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.


Screen Shots: Glenn Anderson should be praised for ‘quirky’ ways

Screen Shots: Glenn Anderson should be praised for ‘quirky’ ways

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.


Screen Shots: Bettman's reign has run its course

Screen Shots: Bettman's reign has run its course

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.


Screen Shots: Hockey establishment full of hypocrisy in view of Sean Avery

Screen Shots: Hockey establishment full of hypocrisy in view of Sean Avery

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 “idiot,” 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.


Screen Shots: How well do you know hockey?

Screen Shots: How well do you know hockey?

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.


Screen Shots: Hope springs eternal on NHL’s opening night

Screen Shots: Hope springs eternal on NHL’s opening night

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.


Screen Shots: Pre-season potpourri

Screen Shots: Pre-season potpourri

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.


Screen Shots: 2008-09 Eastern Conference predictions

Screen Shots: 2008-09 Eastern Conference predictions

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.


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