Monthly Archives: April 2002

Want the NHL Play-off Picture? Do the math

With three days to go in the National Hockey League regular season and one of the closest Conference play-off battles in recent memory, I’ve decided to compile the mathematical possibilities of what each team still in the Western Conference play-off chase needs to clinch a play-off spot, and the likelihood of such an event. Those teams are (in order): the Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers (No. 10 Dallas Stars are officially eliminated).

Hitchcock Broadway Bound??

The axe has yet to fall on Ron Low, however that hasn’t stopped CNNSI’s Kostya Kennedy from speculating that Ken Hitch***** is a shoe in to be named the next coach of the New York Rangers.

Coach of the year is ….

Continuing on with my awards predictions, let’s continue on with the Jack Adams for Coach of the Year. There are many candidates and each deserve strong consideration, but which coach will come out on top? Let’s look at the candidates:

2002 Bizarro Awards

The end of the year is usually left to positive reports on those who overachieve. In our zeal to extenuate the positive, we forget those who underachieve, fail, or just plain stick. Without further adieu, the NHL 2002 Bizarro Awards, exclusively on Hockeytraderumors.com.

Rangers or Europe

The Theo Fluery saga has taken another twist today as Fleury has publically made an ultimatum, he will either play for the Rangers next year or play in Europe.

The Return of "Saku the Great"

The Montreal Canadiens clinched a play-off berth yesterday in a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators, but the big story last night was the return of one of hockey’s best players, Saku Koivu, returning from seven months of chemotherapy to record 8:22 in game time and earn the first star of the game.

(Source: NHL.com)

Iginla a as panther?

Jarome Iginla is going to be a RFA at the end of this season, and he is going to win the scoring race by a considerable margin. As a canidate for the Hart Trophy on a nonplayoff team, this guy is going to want a ton of cash for the next few seasons. Money, that the Calgary Flames probably won’t be able to put together.

Fleury Causes Some Mess in the Rangers? Thoughts of Iginla Becoming a Ranger, an

While I am proud to say that I will soon have U.S citizenship, just some personal news, I want to say that the past article involving Brashear was a complete mess-up that went out of control. If I deeply irritated HTR members during that “brawl”, then I am sorry that I didn’t get my point across well enough to make you understand. But, I am glad to see that I have more HTR members to debate topics with for the summer, not that I did it on purpose to have that. Anyway, that’s in the past, gone, finished, over, done, terminado, finito.

Fleury out…Lundmark in? What has Fleury done to anger the Rangers organization? The NY Post reports of Fleury and his problems with the Rangers. Rangers attempt the offer they gave to Sakic years ago, but this time involving Iginla?

Brashear Blues ||| Will Forsberg Be Enough?

Brashear, was he really worth it? Can Forsberg power up the struggling Avs offense?

Andre Roy, Rob Ray, Adam Foote suspended, Patrick Roy fined

Yesterday, Andre Roy, Adam Foote and Rob Ray were all handed suspensions and Patrick Roy was fined by the National Hockey League for actions earlier in the week.

(Source: ESPN.com)

Quarterly Report: Underachievers and Overachievers in Today's NHL

Hello again.

I know it seems a little late for the third quarter, but I’ve decided the fourth will come at the conclusion of the play-offs, so, techinically, I still have some room for this quarter. Anyway, here is this quarter’s list of those who are doing better than expected and those who would just be better off being rink rats.

(Stats: ESPN.com)

Daigle A Born Again In the NHL????

Alexander Daigle was expected to be a player full of talents that would dominate the NHL. Yesterday afternoon, Wolfgang Von Holfensteiner had a meeting with the former NHL player who disappointed the fans and the league. Daigle is willing to make a come back.

New Plans for HTR

While the HTR staff should really give a lot of credit to titans for waking us up, TradeMan and I have come up with a few good plans for this summer with DG. I have a few good ideas for the site’s future, and I would appreciate it if HTR members would contribute to this and share opinions, suggestions, and comments.


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