Monthly Archives: September 2002

Rucinsky's Agent Might Face Reality

Larry Brooks from the NYPost states: “Though Sather yesterday said he didn’t think that Paul Kraus, who represents the unsigned Martin Rucinsky, “is that determined to get something done,” The Post has learned that the parties have agreed to a $1.6 million base for this season, though they’re still not at all close on the bonus package that would be included in the contract . . . The Rangers are talking to Vancouver about unsigned Group II Peter Schaefer, the 25-year-old winger who played in Finland last year after a negotiating impasse. Blueshirts are also chatting to Canucks about 27-year-old winger Jarkko Ruutuu, who’s been quietly shopped by Brian Burke.”

Though the NYPost is not a reliable source, I think those statements seem to be true.

Two Sources Claim Gomez Will Re-sign

TFP has learned that free agent Scott Gomez will reluctantly agree to a new contract with the New Jersey Devils this weekend.

The Anchorage Alaska native is expected to sign a two-year deal for well below the $2 million a year he was seeking. Details to follow.

Mark Everson from the NYPost: EXCLUSIVE Go-go Gomez is coming in, The Post has learned. Scott Gomez, the NHL’s 2000 Rookie of the Year, is expected to reluctantly agree to contract terms this weekend. The restricted free agent will then fly from Alaska to New Jersey today and tomorrow could join his teammates, who began their first workouts under new coach Pat Burns yesterday.

Flyers Mania

booty’s (no, not big_booty) take on the gigantic goalie Cechmanek, and flyersrule94 continues the judgement to be made on Bobby Clarke.

New Signees

Dvorak joins team in Vermont. Isle’s keep the spider Webb. Tkachuk planning to sing the Blues for the next five years. Brewer remains an Oiler.

Clarke Strikes Back!

New Philadelphia Flyers beat writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, Ed Moran, began the season with a bang, with a riveting interview with general manager Bob Clarke. In the interview Clarke took many direct shots at journalists in the city, took indirect shots at fans, and carried a profane, confrotational tone.

Here is my reponse

After being a Rangers fan for all 18 years of my life, I logged into HTR the other day, and I saw that another user decided to down play every Ranger move that they have made and disected the “negatives of the team”. All I have to say is MattNJD…I’m about to give you a good lesson in both Hockey and Geography..

Messier Finally Signs!

According to and, Mark Messier has signed a deal with the Rangers. Terms were not disclosed. According to published reports, it is a one-year deal worth $3 million with bonuses that could push the value to $5 million.

Here’s the article:

New Rules: Yay! Or Nay?

Colin Campbell, NHL Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations, was interviewed regarding the new set of rules. Here is the interview:

Other News…

In courtesy of TFP.

Leafs will see 67 on ice. Sabres to declare bankruptcy. Osgood rejects long-term deal. Kravchuk coming to the Sunshine state.

Gagne Re-signs

(Sept. 11th) – As TFP first reported, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed rising star Simon Gagne to a 2-year contract. The deal is worth $2.1 million this year and $2.6 million in 2003-04.
“We think Simon is one of the better young players in the game,” said Flyers GM Bobby Clarke. “He has the chance to be a terrific player for the Flyers.”

Gagne, Gomez to Miss Training Camp? Fedorov Looking to Re-Wax His Wings

Leaf_Expert posts:

Remembering The Ace and Mark Bavis

The following was a story written last year on September 11, and, on the anniversary of the attacks, I’m again going to bring it to your attention, as a piece for reflection. I also impore you to read my article on my World Issues Page (a link also appears in the “Notes” section), September 11- A Year Later (NOTE: it is long), think about it and reflect. In the end, in doing your normal, everday things, use this day as a day of reflection and thought, but also as a day to celebrate life and forget about your problems: it’s the least we could do for those innocent victims who died last year.


Daniel Grasso

HTR Vice Administrator & Editor-In-Chief, DG’s World Issues Page

“Dedicated to preserving the memories of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001”

Devils Go Back to 1995

The Devils got a new face lift these past months, and what could be more exciting to talk about a dominant team?