Monthly Archives: June 2003

Fedorov DONE in the Motor City

www.sportnet.ca has talked with Sergei Fedorov’s agent, and here is the agent’s quote:

“We know we have a great asset and we’re not expecting a crazy deal. Something can be structured and will even wait if it takes a month or two months…we’ll do the right deal. I just highly doubt he’ll re-sign in Detroit. They never really wanted to sign him. They have the money, I know they have the money. They’ll replace him, maybe by trading Joseph.”

Habs trade rumours: Theo will be traded

Reliable sources from RDS, SRC and Le Journal de Montreal (contacts, not print) have all stated that Jose Theodore will in fact be traded. Along with the trouble he and his family have been in as of late regarding some loansharking operations, Theo’s high market value is apparently reason enough to attempt to trade him. The word on the street is that the Habs are trying to sign Felix Potvin for a couple seasons in order to prepare Mathieu Garon’s ascension to the #1 spot. Trade rumours include: Theo to Boston for Joe Thornton (Boston is in need of a number one goalie, and Jeff Hackett is a free agent) and Theo + another player to Colorado for Alex Tanguay, David Aebischer and Martin Skoula (Colorado is in need of a #1 goalie).

Ducks Pass on Kariya *Update*

TSN.ca

TSN reports that the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim have not made an qualifying offer to team captain Paul Kariya. Paul Kariya will be a UFA when the clock hits midnight.

TSN.ca’ Gord Miller has already talked to Ducks GM Murray and Murray responded to Gord when asked how Kariya reacted to this decision by management, and Paul Kariya was disappointed; a sign that he will most likely leave Anaheim.

Wings pick up option on Hasek

TSN.ca reports that the red wings have chosen to pick up Dominik Hasek’s option for the 2003-2004 season, effectively taking him off the free agent list. However, this option does not guarantee that he will play, but from reports surfacing from around the league, Hasek will replace Joseph as the #1 goaltender in “hockeytown”.

The only last hurdle in this situation is trading Curtis Joseph and the $16m left over in his contract. That will be a tough duty because he has a no-trade clause which he may decide to keep, and force the wings to either trade Hasek or buy him out.

What are your thoughts? who will play next season and what will happen with the other?

Danny Markov Not a Hurricane Yet

Danny Markov is not a Carolina Hurricane yet as much as I would love for him to be one! I think Danny Markov is a great veteram defenceman, still young, and if he does sign a contract with Carolina, doesn’t become a unrestricted free agent, and go play in Russia he will get lots of ice time in Carolina as he would be a top defenceman for the club.

Experts Look: Where Are These Players Going?

I will give my look on where,

Derian Hatcher,

Teemu Selanne,

Brian Leetch,

Jeff Hackett,

Greg DeVries,

Joe Nieuwendyk

Sergei Federov,

And more on where these names will sign next year?….

Coachs v.s NHL on Proposed Rule Changes

A couple days ago the Toronto Sun reported that during some meetings at the NHL draft a conflict between the NHL coachs and the League itself started.

Expert Rumor Update: *Flyers Find Goaltender In Nabokov*…Sharks Want

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The Philadelphia Flyers are said to have a trade in place to acquire San Jose goaltender Evgeni Nabokov….

Trade: Sabres Aquire Delmore from Predators

Canadian Press

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Sabres General Manger Darcy Regier today announced the organization has acquired defenseman Andy Delmore from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a third round pick in the 2004 NHL Draft.

A minor trade, but a proactive move by the Sabres management. Delmore had 72 points in the last 2 seasons with the Predators after being traded from the Flyers in exchange for a 3rd rounder in the 2002 draft. This move adds more depth to the sabres blue line, and should provide the sabres with a scoring punch.

What can I get for $10 million

I was looking around on the TSN web site and I found this article by Pierre McGuire. I thought this was pretty interesting what the hockey guys at TSn think.

Leaf Press Conference Called

The Toronto Star reports that the Maple Leafs have called a press conference for today, in which they are expected to be announcing that Pat Quinn has stepped down as general manager, they also expect that Bill Watters will announce that he has been let go.

Stars offer 6 players, but Who?

dallasstars.com says “The Stars made qualifying offers to six restricted free agents Thursday, including Richard Matvichuk and Marty Turco.”

Who are the other 4 free agents?

Mother Of Mercy – Is This The End Of Rico?

Is this the “or else” year for Pierre LaCroix? Has his “magic touch” disappeared along with his musical taste?