Monthly Archives: December 2002

Garrioch at it again

The ultimate gossip monger for the Ottawa Senators is at it again today with his latest rants and raves about an “impending deal” with the NYI. Today he is claiming that Muckler is on the phone all the time with Milbury and that the deal is right around the corner. On the block are Bonk, Isbister, Scatchard, and Arvedson. Bonk seems to be the flavour of the week for him as this is the 3rd article this week he has posted with his name and trade in the same paragraph. Here is the story.

http://www.canoe.ca/OttawaSports/os.os-12-07-0095.html

Losing Interest in the NHL (NHL BASH Topic COMING SOON!!!)

Hey titans, how are the refs in the minor leagues?

Check out the following events in tonight’s Rangers. DO FEEL FREE TO ADD AS MANY BASHES AS YOU WANT ON THE REFS AND THE LEAGUE.

What Sabres might be on the move, and why is Lindy Ruff Still coaching?

Some info on two players that might be on their way out of Buffalo and the reason why Lindy Ruff will not be fired…for now at least.

Fluery Ready to Play

Chicago coach Brian Sutter says winger Theo Fluey is ready to play. The decision now lies in the hands of two doctors who seem to be taking there time making up their minds. After being suspended for the first quarter of the season, it seems as if he’ll be back in the next few weeks. This is definitely good news for the Hawks.

After a good start to the season, Chicago is one and seven in there last eight games. Mironov requesting a trade doesn’t help much either. Adding Fluery to the lineup would add another scoring threat to this struggling team.

But even with Fluery back, this team is still a solid defenceman and a proven goaltender away from making the playoffs

Jason Allison is Back!!!

12/4/2002

Los Angeles Kings center Jason Allison is ready to play tomorrow night and will be a game time decision on Thursday night against the Nashville Predators. His status will be determined following a medical examination on Thursday afternoon by Kings Team Physician Dr. Ronald Kvitne of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthapaedic Clinic.

Wilson to coach Sharks

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(Dec. 4th) –- Two days after the San Jose Sharks fired coach Darryl Sutter, it appears they’ve found a replacement.

Ron Wilson, who led the Washington Capitals to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998, will reportedly be named the next bench boss of the Sharks.

Flyers to get Iginla???

A recent trade rumor has the Philadelphia flyers trading Simon Gagne, Pavel Brendl, Roman Cechmanek and another player for Jarome Iginla and Roman Turek.

http://www.sportsline.com/nhl/story/5973953

I think this trade is good for both teams even though i think just gagne and cechmanek for ignla and turek is good enough. Unless the flames add in Saprikin or Regher or gauthier. Even though i disagree with trading Gagne JUST because he is struggling this season because he is going to become an unbelievable player in this league, however so is iginla so we’ll have to see what happens. What do you guys think about this?

Mariusz Czerkawski placed on Waivers

It didn’t take long for Montreal Canadien’s GM Andre Savard to satisfy Mariusz Czerkawski wishes, placing the Polish winger on waivers on Tuesday. Czerkawski had recently asked for a trade a from Montreal on Monday. So far this season, Czerkawski has had 9 points, 2 goals and 7 assists. Other NHL teams have until Wednesday to claim the forward.

In 605 career games in the NHL, Czerkawski has scored 179 goals with 192 assists.

Comments Taken from RDS.ca (2002).

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/HOCKEYLNHCAN3DED2C67.html

(In french)

Calgary and San Jose Coaching Jobs allready filled?

Tsn.ca’s Bob McKenzie is reporting the Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks may have allready filled there coaching jobs.

McKenzie is reporting the Flames will name Saint John Flames coach Jim Playfair as coach of the Flames.Playfair 38 has been the coach of the AHL Flames for the last 3 years, and led the team to the calder cup in his first year behind the bench.Some arrangements have to be made, but its expected that he will be the new coach of the team.

As for the Sharks, McKenzie is reporting that they have only spoken to 1 man former Capitals coach Ron Wilson for the job. And that sources are reporting that Wilson is in San Jose, and talking to Sharks GM Dean Lombardi, and if it goes well he will be named coach by the end of the week if not sooner.

The Panther Report

The Florida Panthers (7-8-6-4)are off to a surprising start this year by staying around the .500 mark and near or in a spot for the playoffs for the first quater of the season. This is due to a number of reasons.

Habs Czerkawski DEMANDS Trade

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Canadiens’ forward Mariusz Czerkawski has asked the team for a trade.

What is wrong with Jason Spezza?? Look at Joe Thornton…

I am far from being a Senators fan, in fact I really hate them but I am really puzzled why on earth they keep demoting this guy. Talk about taking all the energy, confidence and drive out of this kid. With his character I wouldn’t be surprised to see him ask for a trade and quite frankly I don’t blame him.

Atlanta and Columbus Trade

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(TheFourthPeriod.com) — The Atlanta Thrashers have traded right winger Tomi Kallio and defenseman Pauli Levokari to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for right wing Chris Nielsen and the rights to defenseman Petteri Nummelin.
Kallio, 25, had 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes in 5 games with the Thrashers this season. In 121 career games, the Finland native has collected 22 goals and 29 assists.

Levokari, 24, has yet to play in the NHL. He has registered 1 assist and 12 penalty minutes while playing for Chicago of the AHL this season.