Monthly Archives: March 2003

Avs close to Smolinski

The Fourth Period – A well-placed source who spoke with TFP on the condition of anonymity has said that the Colorado Avalanche are close to acquiring center Brian Smolinski from the Los Angeles Kings.

Add Salo to Blues list

The Fourth Period – According to espn’s Darren Pang one goalie that the St. Louis Blues are interested in that not many people are considering is Edmonton Oiler Tommy Salo. The Blues, although having received solid goaltending from call-up Curtis Sanford the last four games, are still on the lookout for a number one netminder to lead them into the playoffs.

Wesley not a Leaf yet

The Fourth Period – Rumors in Toronto and Carolina yesterday had Glen Wesley on his way to Toronto and possibly playing as early as Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Well Wesley is not a Leaf, at least not yet.

Straka, Hedberg to stay with Pens

The Fourth Period – The Pittsburgh Penguins have been entertaining offers for a number of their roster players. Teams have shown interest in the likes of Martin Straka, Ville Nieminen, Jan Hrdina, Michal Rozsival and Johan Hedberg. Reports indicate that a deal or two is a solid possibility in Pittsburgh, but TFP has learned that a specific two aren’t going anywhere.

Experts Rumor Update: For All PlayOff Teams


I’ll be updating everyone with rumors on every playoff spotted team, and what I believe they will do at the Trade Deadline….

5 days till Christmas!!!

It’s that time of the year folks! Who’s going to buy, and who’s going to sell? Some believe that there won’t be much movement this year. And that’s what we said last year, and there wasn’t. But there was that one deal that came directly out of the blue(Nieuwendyk and Lagenbruner for Arnott and McKay). And you know it’s going to happen again this year, it’s just like christmas, you know something good’s going to happen, but you don’t know what it will be.

Lindros to Leafs?

Fan 590 Radio in Toronto reported (hypothesized?) this morning, the possibility of a Lindros-to-Toronto trade.

Isbister for Satan?

WFAN in New York last night reported the Islanders and Sabres have agreed in principal on a deal that would have Brad Isbister and either a prospect or a high pick going to Buffalo for Mirolslav Satan. TFP has put the same rumor on its website.

Quinn is a Wimp When it Comes to Trade? What? Riiiiight… and have both reported that the speculated deal with the San Jose Sharks has finally Gone through.

To Toronto: Owen Nolan

To San Jose: Alan McCauley, Brad Boyes and a first round pick.

See stories here

Ftorek in Ruins

Boston report says Ftorek fired
TFP Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 05, 2003
The Fourth Period –

Radio station 1510 The Zone in Boston quoted a source as saying that Boston Bruins head coach Robbie Ftorek will be fired as soon as tomorrow and will be replaced by general manager Mike O’Connell. Assistant coach Jim Hughes will also be fired, but assistant coach Wayne Cashman will be retained. Mike Sullivan, currently the head coach of the Bruins’ Providence affiliate will join the the big club as an assistant as well the source said

A TFP source contacted O’Connell who vehemently denied the report and guaranteed that Ftorek would be behind the bench for tomorrow night’s game at home against the New York Islanders.

TFP was the first to report that O’Connell had spoken to former Bruin Ray Bourque about becoming the coach of the Bruins. Although TFP has not received official confirmation of Bourque declining the offer, it appears as though he has, at least for now. There were also reports that O’Connell had offered the job to current broadcaster and former coach of the year Jacques Demers, a report that Demers denied.

Buh Bye Wimpy Isbister?

Brad Isbister was benched and will be a healthy scratch.

Looks Like Savard Is Busy!!

* Has André Savard made an offer for Nolan??? *

* Georges Larque Available? *

* Wings willing to include Zetterberg or Datsyuk in a deal? *

* What the hell was A.Savard looking at on the last trip?? *

NYPost Reports!!!

Buttons rude

Who does Slats really want from the Flames?

Iginla on his way to Philly? (again)

The Blue Jackets ready to deal?