Monthly Archives: August 2002

Free agency status: Zednik and Theodore

A source close to the Canadiens has disclosed some information regarding the contract negotiations of Richard Zednik and José Theodore.

If you could only keep what you drafted?

Reading the article about trading 5 first rounders for a Restricted Free Agent got me to thinking. What if a team could only keep who they drafted. No trades, no free agent signings. Only the players that they drafted could be in their lineup.

Is 5 first-rounders worth a big name RFA – A historical perspective

Consider someone like Jerome Iginla or Jose Theodore. From a historical perspective is 5 first rounders too much to give up for this kind of player.

Holik, Kasparaitis, and Rangers Resolve Problems, NHL Fails to Do Anything

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/readstory.asp?story_id=2475199

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Which Draft Picks will make their teams this year?

With prospect training camps on the go, and team camps on the horizon, the question arises, “Which drafted prospects will make their respective teams this year?”

Aside from this.. is it wise for teams to bring their players to the big leagues at an early age?

The Results are In!!!!

Here are the results of the Goalie Poll I started conducting on August 17th. The final rankings are the averages of everyone who submitted a list of 30 names. Since some people only voted for 5 or 10 on the website, I didn’t include them, and one person e-mailed mea list consisting of only one name so that also wasn’t counting. Here are the goalies along with their average rankings:

How the West might be won?

Well the west has basically two sides…..the young teams building to de thrown the older teams and the old teams hoping to fend off the younger teams.

NHL Waging war vs Rangers? Also, How is The Moose? And Rucinsky Remains Unemploy

Just an update on the NHL vs. the Rangers, Holik, and Kasparaitis. Also, what is Messier and Rucinsky up to? Larry Brooks of the NYPost reports:

NHL Offseason Moves and Rumors

This offseason has been crazy already, I think within a couple of weeks it’s going to get crazier.

What players do you find most entertaining?

Hockey is entertainment. You go to games hoping to leave with a smile on your face. You smile when your team scores, when your goalie makes a great save, and you smile when something out of the ordinary happens, say for instance your favorite player attacks a mascot.

A Faster Hockey

http://nhl.com/columns/wigge/clutching082002.html

Obstructions, hooking, grabbing, you name it. Whatever should be stopped in order for the hockey games to speed up.

Leafs To Claim Kidd Off Waivers?

HTML:Sportsnet.ca

Veteran Trevor Kidd of the Florida Panthers is expected to be claimed off waivers by Toronto by the end of the week, Sportsnet has learned. He is said to be close to reaching a deal with the Leafs.

Rangers Contracts rejected to do clauses…

Sportsnet is reporting that the contracts of Bobby Holik and Darius Kasparitus were rejected by the NHL due to clauses in each players contract that state the Rangers will pay their salary even through a potential work stoppage during upcoming labour negotiations in 2004, not due to huge signing bonuses as previously thought.

The matter will be resolved before an independent arbitrator, but no date has been set as of yet.